Increased air traffic

During the year, international passenger traffic rose 8.2% following the deep recession in 2009. The load factor rose to 78.4%. The international cargo traffic rose 20.6% in 2010 compared with 2009.

Aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing delivered 972 aircraft during 2010, which was 1% less than 2009. The total order intake was 1,269 aircraft, 121% more than in 2009. The manufacturers’ total order intake rose 2% to 6,995 aircraft at the end of 2010.