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Lithuania and Estonia saw substantial increases in air passenger volumes in 2012

BC, Riga, 06.11.2013.Print version
In 2012, Riga International Airport suffered one of the largest reduction in passenger numbers amongst European Union airports, according to the EU's statistical office Eurostat, cites LETA. Meanwhile, Lithuania and Estonia saw substantial increases in passenger volumes in 2012.

Overall, passenger volumes in the EU in 2012 increased by 0.7% to 826 million, Eurostat informs.

 

Latvia saw a 6.7% reduction in passenger numbers last year to 4.76 million, which was the fourth largest reduction in the EU. Riga International Airport registered the sixth largest reduction in passenger numbers in 2012 amongst EU airports.

 

Meanwhile, Lithuania and Estonia saw substantial increases in passenger volumes in 2012 – Lithuania saw a 17.6% increase to 3.17 million, while Estonia registered a 15.5% increase to 2.2 million passengers.

 

The largest decrease in air passenger numbers in the EU last year was registered in Slovenia and Slovakia – by 14.1%, and 13.5% respectively.

 

According to Eurostat, London's Heathrow Airport had the largest passenger turnover in 2012 – 69.9 million passengers, followed by Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport – 61 million passengers, Frankfurt Airport – 57 million passengers, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport – 50 million passengers, and Madrid Airport – 45 million passengers.






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