Parisian airports continued their rise towards pre-pandemic levels in October, recovering 96% of their passengers from the same period of 2019, their manager announced on Wednesday. It is the flows with Africa which are doing the best (114.7% of October 2019), followed by connections with the countries of the Schengen area (104%), then North America (100.9 %). Asia-Pacific still remains behind at 74.8%, as does French domestic traffic, at 75.2%.

Some 8.9 million passengers passed through the Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) and Orly platforms, an increase of 8.3% over one year, said the ADP group in its monthly delivery of figures. In September, the recovery rate over four years was 94.6%, and in August 93.9%. CDG welcomed 5.98 million people last month, or 90.1% of the total for October 2019, the reference period before the Covid pandemic. Orly, specialized in short and medium-haul as well as overseas, continues to experience attendance above pre-crisis levels at 111%, or 2.91 million passengers.

Over the first nine months of the year, CDG and Orly welcomed 84.4 million travelers, or 91.8% of the volume of the corresponding period four years earlier, according to ADP, within the range of the company’s objectives. for the 2023 financial year, between 87% and 93%.

ADP, of which the French State is a 50.6% shareholder, operates nearly 30 airports around the world directly or through partners, from New Delhi to Santiago de Chile via Amman. On this scope, the group found almost all (98.5%) of 2019 passengers in October, a ratio which reached 96.5% over the first nine months of the year, thanks in particular to Indian airports.

Groupe ADP saw its turnover for the first nine months of 2023 increase by 21.8% in one year, achieving 4.12 billion euros in turnover between January and September, driven by the continuation of post-pandemic recovery and business activity. After two years of massive losses due to the pandemic, which torpedoed global air traffic from March 2020, the group was largely back in the green in 2022, with 516 million euros in net profit.