© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Passengers walk inside a duty free shop at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy-en-France near Paris, France, December 2, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier
PARIS (Reuters) -French airport group ADP confirmed its Paris air traffic outlook for 2022 and 2023, driven by a recovery in the Asian market and by travelers realising trips they were unable to make during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The group therefore remains confident and confirms its assumptions of traffic in Paris between 72% and 82% of the 2019 level for 2022 and between 85% and 95% for 2023”, the company said in a statement, maintaining a forecast from July.
Last month, the international airline trade body IATA said the global air travel industry’s recovery from the COVID pandemic was gaining momentum.
“Groupe ADP recorded very good levels of traffic this summer, both in Paris and in the rest of the world, and this dynamic has been confirmed in the recent weeks as well,” added ADP’s chief executive Augustin de Romanet.
He previously said France’s temporary unemployment legislation, which allowed businesses to keep their staff during lockdowns while the state assured their continued pay, allowed the group to swiftly re-start operations as the pandemic eased