Not a good month for EU airfreight

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European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE, has released its latest air traffic report for October 2019, measuring all of commercial aviation flights: full service, regionals, low cost and charter.

And it is not a good story for EU airfreight.

Freight traffic that month kept falling for the 12th consecutive month at -2.6% (compared with -2.8% in September) while aircraft movements turned negative for the first time this year at -0.5%. As in preceding months, the downturn in freight traffic in October remained focused on EU airports (-3.4%), with non-EU airports still making gains (+1.4%).

Out of the top 10 European airports for freight, only two saw their traffic increase: Liège (+2.2%) and Luxembourg (+1.9%).