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Date: 07/11/2012
Over 1 million passengers use Cape Verde’s airports between January and September

International airport traffic in Cape Verde rises by 15% between January and September 2012 with Sal's Amílcar Cabral International Airport the most popoular destaination.
Between January and September 2012, 1.387 million passengers used Cape Verde’s airports,(international and domestic) accounting for a 4 percent rise against the same period of 2011, according to figures from Cape Verde’s airport and air safety company, Empresa Nacional de Aeroportos e Segurança Aérea (Asa).

Of this total, 747,000 passengers were international and 638,000 were domestic passengers, ASA said.

As compared to 2011, international passenger traffic, in the same period, rose by 15 percent, whilst domestic traffic dropped by around 6 percent.

Amílcar Cabral International Airport, on Sal island, remained the leader in terms of passenger numbers, with traffic of around 440,000 passengers in the first nine months of 2012, which was a rise of 3 percent against 2011.

Nelson Mandela International Airport in Praia was the second-busiest airport on the archipelago by passenger numbers, with a total 381,000 travellers, or a drop of 5.5 percent against the same period of 2011. (macauhub)