There was a 5.3 percent increase in the number of passengers passing through European airports in August compared to the same month last year.
This is according to figures from Airports Council International (ACI), which revealed that passenger traffic levels were maintaining their positive growth pattern.
A 3.6 percent year-on-year increase was recorded in the period between January and August, while the biggest rise in passenger numbers (7.3 percent) came at Group 4 airports – those that accommodate fewer than five million passengers per year.
Smaller airports recording the largest passenger number increases were Brindisi (51 percent), Charleroi (35.9 percent) and Eindhoven (34.6 percent).
Notable rises were also recorded among Group 1 airports, which welcome more than 25 million passengers annually. Rome Fiumicino (9.1 percent), Munich (7.7 percent) and Franfurt (6.6 percent) recorded the largest increases.
Earlier this month, the ACI revealed that international passenger traffic had increased by 6.3 percent in August compared to the corresponding month in 2009.