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Despite Signs of Slow-Down, Some European Airports Outperform Peers and Iceland is Hot-Hot

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European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE has released its airport traffic report for June, Q2 and for the first half of 2016 (H1), showing traffic in the EU during H1 grew by 6.2%.
However, some European airports at popular destinations performed better than their peers, and Iceland’s Keflavik airport proved that all those stopover campaigns by Icelandair and WOW air are paying off.

Dynamics varied between EU countries. The core markets of France, Germany and Italy underperformed the EU average, but Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania and Spain all achieved double digit growth.
The pace of growth diminished between the first and the second quarter from +8.2% to +4.8%. This slowdown affected almost all EU markets and was especially marked in Belgium in the wake of the Brussels terrorist attacks.

Schiphol Opens New Departure Lounge 2—Designed For and Around the Love of Air Travel

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Schiphol has opened its Departure Lounge 2, designed to satisfy the needs of all who love to fly: young or old, for business and for pleasure.

The dreamy new departure lounge has everything—even a peek at its interior workings, with panels opening up to show luggage going by on the carrousel, and a large “live” clock continually painted by a uniformed attendant to show the time.

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Europe’s Airports Growing, Despite Attacks

  • 3 min read

Airports Council International-Europe has released its first quarter performance report for Europe’s airports, reflecting growth even in challenging times after recent terrorist attacks.

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