Record high for international traffic at the start of the summer season at Bordeaux Airport

Posted: 7 May 2014 | Bordeaux Airport | No comments yet

Bordeaux Airport saw an increase of 12% in April 2014 compared to 2013 with nearly 440,000 passengers…

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Bordeaux Airport saw an increase of 12% in April 2014 compared to 2013 with nearly 440,000 passengers. International traffic has risen by 29.7%. The increase in load factors of existing flights, the opening of 8* new routes this month and the resumption of certain seasonal flights have allowed Bordeaux to reach a new international record. The overall cumulative increase of 5.7% since the beginning of the year puts Bordeaux at the top of main French regional airports in terms of growth.

Scheduled domestic traffic has increased by 1.1% compared to 2013 with 245,495 passengers. The increase on routes to Corsica has made it one of France’s most popular destinations for this month marked by school holidays. The three most important cross-connections, all with competing operators, have positive growth rates: Lyon (Hop!, easyJet) +6.3%, Marseille (Air France, Ryanair) +1.4% and Nice (Hop !, easyJet) +4.3%. A stable result for Parisian destinations with mixed results for The Orly Shuttle (+2.7%) and Charles-De-Gaulle (-4.7%) but showing record loads due to capacity cut.

With an increase of 31.9%, and 184,544 passengers, scheduled international flights are the reason for April’s excellent results. European traffic has increased overall by 31.7%. Traffic to and from the British Isles is much better than in 2013: London (now accessible with 3 airline companies and 3 different airports with the arrival of Ryanair at Stansted) +51.2%, Dublin (Aer Lingus) +35.8%, and Edinburgh (Ryanair) +10.6%. North African traffic has also increased substantially: +20.4%, especially since the opening of Bordeaux-Marrakech by easyJet. The same was noted for Switzerland with Basel which increased by 28.9%, and Geneva by 21%. Amsterdam’s international airport, which easyJet now goes to in addition to the multi-flights Air France-KLM option, is up 58.4% with traffic of over 21,000 passengers per month.

Overall, low-cost companies have continued to boost growth in Bordeaux: easyJet (14 destinations) +39.6%, Volotea (16 destinations) +85.8%, Aer Lingus (1 destination) +35.8%, Vueling (2 destinations) +35% and Ryanair (+9%) with its 9 routes which has reached last month 1 million passengers since their launch.

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