Strong growth in 2014 for Bordeaux Airport
Posted: 20 January 2015 | Bordeaux Airport
French BORDEAUX AIRPORT has seen its 6th year of growth, with total passenger traffic reaching 4,952,000…
Barely three years after celebrating 4 million passengers, Bordeaux Airport finished 2014 with passenger traffic numbers reaching almost 5 million. This year has shown good results for passenger traffic and new routes were opened, resulting in an increase in traffic of +7.1% compared with 2013, putting Bordeaux at the top of the large regional airports in France in terms of growth. In 2014, direct international flights represented 45% of traffic overall. The arrival in Bordeaux of the largest company worldwide in terms of its route network, Turkish Airlines, can only strengthen this trend. In 2015, the internationalisation of traffic is likely to continue, especially with the introduction of new direct flights to Athens, Prague, Dubrovnik and Glasgow.
90% of routes opened in 2014 are international
In 2014, global annual traffic reached 4.95 million passengers. International flights are also increasing steadily: 2,150,300 passengers, an exceptional growth rate of +113%* in 5 years.
2014 has been a year of strong growth in the network routes and saw a record 17 new destinations, 15 of them international, in the course of the year:
- London Stansted with Ryanair
- Amsterdam, Belfast, Brussels, Marrakesh with EasyJet
- Calvi, Figari, Fuerteventura, Naples, Palma, Pisa, Valencia with Volotea
- Heraklion with Aegean Airlines
- Geneva with Etihad Regional
- Zurich with Helvetic Airways
- Birmingham with Flybe
- Istanbul with Turkish Airlines
* international traffic at end 2009: 1,003,000 passengers
2014 also saw the arrival of 4 new scheduled airline companies at Bordeaux airport: Aegean Airlines, Etihad Regional, Helvetic Airways and Turkish Airlines. These are internationally renowned airlines flying into major international hubs.
Pascal PERSONNE, Chairman of the executive board of Bordeaux Airport, commented, “The opening of these new routes is testament to the increasing need for mobility in our region. We are proud to have launched so many new routes in 2014 and to have recorded the best growth rate of all the major French regional airports. This also confirms our desire to facilitate direct access for Bordeaux and the region to international destinations and the major global hubs and to provide more possibilities for our foreign passengers to come to our beautiful region.”