Sao Paulo becomes top passenger airport in Latin America and the one growing fastest in international traffic.
BY LBC STAFF
Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos airport has replaced Mexico City’s Benito Juárez airport as the top passenger airport in Latin America, according to a Latin Business Chronicle analysis based on data from Swiss-based Airports Council International (ACI).
Guarulhos (GRU) increased the number of passengers by 22.8 percent to 27.4 million, while Benito Juárez (MEX) saw a 0.5 percent decline to 24.1 million. That made the Mexican airport one of only three in Latin America to post declines.
Meanwhile, Lima’s Jorge Chávez (LIM) replaced Caracas’ Maiquetia (CCS) as the ninth-largest passenger airport in Latin America after seing a 17 percent increase to 10.3 million passengers. In contrast, Maiquetia only grew by 1.6 percent to 8.9 million passengers.
All in all, passenger traffic in Latin America grew by...
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