ACI EUROPE releases its air traffic report for September and the third quarter (Q3) of 2023 - a peak period for European passenger traffic.
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ACI Europe, in their air traffic report of 2023, found that passenger traffic had recovered by 48%. The growth is accredited to an influx of international travel, with a lesser impact made by domestic.
Alexander Nikonov, Director of Aviation Commerce at Aerodynamics, considers what 2020, and COVID-19, has taught us about the aviation industry and, crucially, how we can learn from it in a post-pandemic world.
Bad weather caused a plane to roll off the runway and catch fire, but quick reaction by airport teams extinguished the fire in eight minutes and passengers and crew evacuated in just 17.
Sochi International Airport, the main port of entry for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, gained Open Skies status in October 2014. This will help it to attract new carriers, boost passenger traffic and improve Sochi’s tourism attractiveness, explains Andrey Elinson, Chair of the Board at airport operator Basel Aero.