Glasgow Prestwick AirportPassenger numbers at Glasgow Prestwick Airport should continue to rise this summer after a solid start to the year, according to its operators. Almost 112,000 people passed through the terminal last month - 1,000 more than in March. Volumes were up 7.4% on the same period last year. Dublin AirportOver 1.6 million passengers used Dublin Airport in April, a 1% increase on the same period last year, according to the Dublin Airport Authority. Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe remained on par with last year with more than 854,000 people travelling to European destinations in April. UK traffic increased by 1% with almost 577,000 passengers travelling to and from the UK during the month. Tulsa International AirportThe airport saw a 1.5% rise in passenger traffic for April. Malta International AirportPassenger traffic at Malta International Airport grew by 8.9% in April reaching 331,369. This was brought about by an increase of 10.7% in seat capacity. The average seat load factor registered a slight decrease of 1.3 percentage points when compared to April 2012, reaching 75.2%, while aircraft movements for the month were up 9.4%. ASUR (Mexico) Mexican operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SAB (ASUR) which runs airports in the south of the country, said passenger traffic rose 5.7% in April from a year ago. ASUR announced the results in a filing to the Mexican stock exchange, Bloomberg reported. A total of 1,780,983 passengers passed through the airports, which include, Cancun, Cozumel, Huatulco, Merida, Minatitlan, Oaxaca, Tapachula, Veracruz and Villahermosa. OMA (Mexico) Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) reports that terminal passenger traffic at its 13 airports increased 5.9% in April 2013. Domestic traffic increased in 10 airports in April, with the most noteworthy increases in Monterrey (+12.7%), Reynosa (+20.4%), and Torreón (+16.2%). The largest traffic reductions were in Zihuatanejo (-17.8%) and Ciudad Juárez (-3.4%). International traffic increased most significantly in Zacatecas (+15.7%), with increases on the Chicago route. The largest decreases were in Zihuatanejo (-25.4%) and Monterrey (-1.5%), as a result of reductions on the routes to Los Angeles and Houston, respectively. Chopin AirportChopin Airport had its best April on record, with more than 860,000 passengers handled, a 5.7% increase year-on-year. As in the previous months, the high passenger numbers were mainly due to the decision of two low-cost airlines, Ryanair and Wizz Air, to temporarily transfer their flights from Modlin back to Warsaw. The former carried over 131,000 passengers at Chopin Airport in April 2013 and the latter – nearly 80,000. The number of aircraft movements is growing more slowly than the number of passengers, with 12,200 landings and take-offs recorded at Chopin Airport in April, a 4.9% rise on the year before. Since the beginning of 2013, Chopin Airport has served nearly three million passengers, 9.8% more than in the corresponding period of 2012.Source: airportworld, Steven Thompson
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