Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport welcomed 4.7 million passengers in February – 2.7 per cent more than in the same month last year, according to operator Paris Aéroport.
Fellow Paris gateway Paris-Orly Airport welcomed 2.2 million, a fall of 2.8 per cent, but traffic was affected by weather conditions and the strike of some carriers.
International traffic (excluding Europe) was up 3.9 per cent, due to growth in the French Overseas Territories (+8.6 per cent), the Middle East (+7.5 per cent), North America (+4.3 per cent), Africa (+3.4 per cent), Asia-Pacific (+2 per cent). Only Latin America was down (-3.1 per cent).
European traffic (excluding France) was up by 1.2 per cent, but traffic within France was down by seven per cent.
Since the beginning of the year, Paris Aéroport said passenger traffic has increased by 2.8 per cent, with a total of 14.5 million passengers.