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BORDEAUX AIRPORT Summer traffic, in the right direction: up 12.2% in August
Source: BORDEAUX AIRPORT
11/09/2017

BORDEAUX AIRPORT Summer traffic still headed in the right direction: up 12.2% in August.

The last month of the summer holidays has brought the year’s strong tourist season to a spectacular end, with 642,000 passengers in the month. Traffic increased by 12.2%, or 70,000 additional passengers in August, and 350,000 since the beginning of the year. International traffic broke a new historic record, with growth of 17.2% or 415,000 passengers. National traffic contributed to this success, with an increase of 4.1%, or nearly 228,000 passengers transported. Low-cost traffic showed the greatest growth of the month, with 17.7% additional traffic and 367,000 passengers.

 

International traffic made up over 60% of the monthly figure, with 415,000 passengers and growth of 17.2%. Spain holds its position as the favourite “sunny” destination for holidaymakers in August, with 57,500 passengers. There was a strong increase in traffic to Palma (+42.2%), Barcelona (+34.8%) and Madrid (+32.5%). Italy followed closely with 42,000 passengers: Pisa (63.4%), Naples (+30.6%) and Palermo (+24.6%) showed great success with Volotea. Greece also presented strong growth: Athens +71%, Corfu +31% and Santorini, for its first season, had 1,200 passengers for the month. Northern and Eastern Europe also had good results: teh new Lufthansa Frankfurt route rocketed up, Hamburg (+334%) with easyJet, Oslo (+124%) and Stockholm (+85.7%) with Norwegian or Prague (+22.3%) with Volotea. North Africa followed suit, with +43.9% for Algiers and +20.9% for Tunis. Long-haul flights to Montreal with Air Transat posted +5%.

 

By developing its international network and the dynamics of its service to large hubs (Madrid +32%, Lisbon +13.9%, Charles-de-Gaulle +3% or London +2.9%) Bordeaux Airport has promoted growth in the region’s tourist flows, with a rise of 7.5% in international arrivals this year compared with 2016, notably on long-distance markets such as China (+14%), the United States (+18%), Brazil (+23%), Russia (+30%) and Japan (+31%) (source FK – tourism report, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, peak season 2017).

 

Domestic traffic rose by 4.1% to 228,000 passengers.Corsica affirmed its status as the leader in growth, with nearly 30,000 passengers transported, up 23%. This success can be put down to the region’s strong tourist appeal, and the many connections with the island’s four airports served by Volotea for several years now, and which was backed up by Air Corsica this summer with the opening of additional flights to Ajaccio and Calvi. The Mediterranean coast has had a great summer, with traffic up 32.2% for Toulon, 23% for Nice, and 13.9% for Marseille. Paris (Orly/Roissy) reached the milestone of one million passengers since the beginning of the year, though traffic has dipped slightly by 2.5% since the beginning of July.

 

Low cost traffic did very well, with growth of 17.7% to 367,000 passengers. Over 2 million passengers have used the low-cost network since the beginning of the year. The 3 main operators on the platform, easyJet, Volotea and Ryanair, had excellent results. easyJet is the top operator in terms of the number of passengers transported (193,000), which represents growth of 11.7%. Volotea and Ryanair recorded growth for the month of 30% and 29% respectively, compared to 2016.

 

 

 

APPENDIX 1 -  PASSENGER TRAFFIC IN AUGUST 2017

 

 

August-17

% 2017/2016

2017 TOTAL

% 2017/2016

TOTAL PASSENGERS

Excluding non-commercial flights

641,778

12.2%

4,227,507

9.3%

DOMESTIC

 

227,720

4.1%

2,046,203

4.4%

 

PARIS

99,857

-6.0%

1,060,757

0.4%

 

LYON

30,890

2.5%

345,690

6.0%

 

MARSEILLE

24,118

13.9%

195,376

21.4%

 

NICE

21,786

23.0%

127,728

12.8%

 

AJACCIO

16,222

42.1%

54,298

31.3%

 

LILLE

9,013

0.9%

98,120

1.4%

 

BASTIA

6,192

8.4%

25,053

25.4%

 

TOULON

2,325

32.2%

5,112

37.1%

INTERNATIONAL

414,058

17.2%

2,181,304

14.3%

British Isles

LONDON GATWICK

37,040

-6.3%

203,377

-6.2%

 

LONDON STANSTED

10,924

77.2%

54,915

52.8%

 

LONDON LUTON

10,458

-6.5%

58,611

3.8%

 

DUBLIN

9,899

7.1%

46,950

5.2%

 

EDINBURGH

4,910

-15.8%

32,073

21.6%

 

BIRMINGHAM

4,762

25.7%

18,026

7.5%

 

BRISTOL

6,865

3.9%

32,973

32.8%

Northern

AMSTERDAM

33,018

-3.5%

209,581

-1.6%

and Eastern

GENEVA

21,093

11.3%

140,062

4.3%

Europe

BASEL MULHOUSE

12,727

3.3%

78,521

32.9%

 

BRUSSELS

8,816

1.6%

54,829

16.7%

 

CHARLEROI

7,735

1.0%

56,365

10.5%

 

BERLIN

5,078

-4.4%

36,998

51.0%

 

OSLO

3,321

N/A

15,976

N/A

 

STOCKHOLM

2,620

85.7%

10,593

96.3%

 

PRAGUE

2,064

22.3%

10,416

20.3%

 

FRANKFURT

4,736

N/A

11,940

N/A

Southern

BARCELONA

19,748

34.8%

109,295

40.6%

Europe

LISBON

16,516

13.9%

110,152

21.4%

 

PALMA

15,528

42.2%

48,607

40.0%

 

MADRID

7,723

32.5%

65,462

50.0%

 

MILAN

7,957

2.5%

49,444

2.8%

 

ISTANBUL

5,712

-22.8%

23,910

-41.5%

 

VENICE

5,948

16.3%

46,153

33.8%

 

ATHENS

4,503

70.8%

15,202

37.9%

 

PALERMO

2,453

24.6%

6,238

21.4%

 

DUBROVNIK

2,420

28.2%

8,888

23.5%

 

PISA

2,395

63.4%

9,361

44.6%

North Africa

MARRAKECH

6,819

5.5%

49,151

0.8%

 

ALGIERS

5,064

43.9%

26,221

32.9%

 

TUNIS

3,058

20.9%

15,976

20.5%

Canada

MONTREAL

4,892

5.0%

16,228

9.9%

LOW COST ALONE

366,925

17.7%

2,035,425

19.6%

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