The report which takes into account the full range of civil aviation passenger flights, which includes network, low cost, charter and others, found that passenger traffic at European airports was up 5.5 percent this year from January to June. This suggests that the number of passengers on European holidays such as Rhine river cruises 2014 and mini city breaks could be on the up.

A promising start

The report, which is detailed in this article, more specifically found that EU airports experienced a 4.5 percent increase year-on-year in passenger traffic, suggesting a positive return of economic growth. This has further suggested a positive boost to European tourism, as reported in this previous article, which further highlights the increasing popularity of holidays with river cruising companies in Europe.

River cruising may be an increasingly popular choice in light of this news with Budapest Airport in particular seeing an influx of visitors with the site reporting an increase of 8.5 percent in the number of passengers in July when compared with the same period last year. This could see more passengers look into river cruising as a way to see Europe without having to endure the busy state of Europe’s burgeoning airports.

Budapest Airport reported a total of 946,542 passengers departing and arriving during the month of July this year, which not only depicts an increase on last year’s figures but also a 7.1 percent increase in passengers year-to-date in 2014.

The figures are both positive for Europe’s airports as well as European tourism in general which could see further investment in tourism attractions and sites in the future as a result.

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