Aéroports de Paris May 2009 Traffic Figures

Dépèche transmise le 16 juin 2009 par Business Wire

Aéroports de Paris May 2009 Traffic Figures

Aéroports de Paris May 2009 Traffic Figures

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:

Passenger traffic

In May 2009, passenger traffic at Aéroports de Paris (Paris:ADP) (Pink Sheets:AEOPF) dropped by 6.3% compared to May 2008. Paris airports handled a total of 7.2 million passengers divided up between 5.0 million for Paris-Charles de Gaulle (-7%) and 2.2 million for Paris-Orly (-4.5%). This month of May was penalized by an unfavourable comparison base effect, as in May 2008 traffic had been very dynamic (+6.7%). Over the first five months of the year, traffic dropped by 6.6%.

  • This month of May was marked by a decline in international traffic (excluding Europe) of 5.9%. Traffic on routes to and from Africa was stable. It grew by 0.6%. Traffic on North America routes fell by 8.1% while Latin America dropped by 11.2%. On Middle Eastern and Asian routes, traffic dropped by 5.3% and 11.5% respectively.
  • Domestic traffic decreased by 4.9%.
  • European traffic fell by 7.2% including -6.6% on Schengen routes and -9.4% for the British and Irish markets.

The number of connecting passengers decreased by 4.8% in May 2009 compared with May 2008. Over the first five months of the year, the number of connecting passengers decreased by 5.0%, with a connecting rate of 24.6% (24.2% over the first five months).

Taking into account the changes noticed since the beginning of the year and the global economic outlook, passenger traffic at Aéroports de Paris is now likely to record a decrease between -4.5 % and -6.5 % (against a previous assumption of a decrease between -2.5 % and -4.5 %). On this basis, Aéroports de Paris maintains its slightly positive growth forecast for 2009 revenue. The 2009 EBITDA should be in the range of 2008 EBITDA (against a slightly positive growth announced previously).

Commercial passenger traffic


traffic figures





  January to May 2009   %


  12 months to May 2009   %



5,024,042 -7.0% 22,548,940 -6.6% 59,286,803 -2.5%


2,195,402 -4.5% 10,002,037 -6.7% 25,494,149 -4.0%


7,219,444 -6.3% 32,550,977 -6.6% 84,780,952 -3.0%

* year on year

Traffic by geographic area

Geographic areas   % of total traffic   Monthly change

May 2009 / May 2008


Domestic 19.4% -4.9%
French Overseas Territories and Departments 3.2% -5.6%

of which Schengen





Other international

Africa 11.2% +0.6%
North America 10.0% -8.1%
Latin America 2.7% -11.2%
Middle East 4.2% -5.3%
Asia/Pacific 5.5% -11.5%
Total 100% -6.3%

Note: All our traffic figures are based on commercial passenger traffic (including passengers in direct transit). Switzerland joined the Schengen area on April 1st.

Aircraft movements

The number of aircraft movements saw a 5.2% decrease in May 2009 year on year (-6.2% at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and -2.8% at Paris-Orly). The passenger load factor reached 73.4% compared with 74.7% in April 2008.

Commercial aircraft movements






  January to April 2009   %


  12 months to April 2009   %


Paris-CDG 45,405 -6.2% 214,402 -5.2% 539,321 -2.0%
Paris-Orly 19,215 -2.8% 91,137 -5.3% 225,021 -3.2%
Total 64,620 -5.2% 305,539 -5.3% 764,342 -2.4%

* year on year


Forward-looking statements are included in the above press release. They are based on data, assumptions and estimates deemed sensible by Aéroports de Paris. They notably include information regarding the financial condition, results of operations and business of Aéroports de Paris. These forward-looking statements include risks (a list of which can be found in the reference document filed on April 30, 2009 with the French financial markets authority (AMF) under the number R. 09-038) and uncertainties, many of which cannot be controlled by Aéroports de Paris and cannot be easily predicted. They can lead to results substantially different from the information included in the forward-looking statements.


Aéroports de Paris builds, develops and manages airports including Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Paris-Le Bourget. Aéroports de Paris is Europe's second-largest airport group in terms of airport revenue and the European leader for freight and mail. Aéroports de Paris accommodates nearly 460 airlines, including the main companies in the air transport industry. With an exceptional geographic location and a major catchment area, the Group is pursuing its strategy of adapting and modernizing its terminal facilities and upgrading quality of services, and also intends to develop its retail and real estate business. In 2008, Aéroports de Paris had revenues of €2,527 million, and the Group handled 87.1 million passengers.

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