|Milan Bergamo reported 12% traffic growth in August, stimulated by Ryanair’s ongoing expansion at the airport.|
Latest traffic figures for Italian airports show that only four of the largest 13 airports reported traffic growth in August. These were headed by Rome Fiumicino (+12.4%), Milan Bergamo (+12.0%) and Pisa (+8.5%). Rome is benefiting from Alitalia’s return to a single hub focus, while Bergamo is still reaping the rewards of on-going Ryanair expansion. As a result, cumulative year-to-date growth for Italian airports in August has fallen to just 2.0%. While some of this slowdown can be attributed to Alitalia’s on-going woes a similar pattern is being seen right across Europe.
Among the smaller airports double-digit year-to-date growth has been reported at Parma (+121.5%), Brescia (+48.4%), Forli (+23.7%), Pescara (+16.6%), Treviso (+14.1%), Cagliari (+13.1%), Alghero (+12.0%) and Brindisi (+10.5%).