All good things come to an end with airport passenger growth being no exception! After years of robust expansion 2009 looks dismal: Some airports like Vienna and Brussels will have to live with double-digit plunges. There are noteworthy differences among the regions though. While the performance of US-airports declined by 2.7% the Middle East airports managed to achieve an aggregated growth of 14,3% in 2008. The „World Airport Report“ performed by Arthur D. Little highlights the global market in detail.