Calculated according to Airports Council International's reference system, Bordeaux Airport's economic impact, which is mainly concentrated in Aquitaine, was determined to be more than €1.5 billion per year, based on figures from the year 2004, divided up as follows:
DIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACT
€341.9 million in income created at the airport platform
That is the wealth injected directly into the regional economy by the 111 establishments present at the airport platform, through payroll expenses that mainly benefit nearby municipalities (62.7% in the Bordeaux urban community), land and professional taxes paid to regional and local authorities, and consumer and investment spending primarily in Aquitaine.
INDIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACT
€319.5 million in income coming from non-resident passengers
The spending of non-resident passengers in the region, once they have entered via Bordeaux Airport, directly benefits providers of goods and services in Aquitaine. The purchasing power of these tourists results in a spending level that is generally higher than that of tourists using other means of transport. Gironde alone receives €274 million. The consumption of these passengers - nearly 800,000 in 2005, according to ongoing surveys - is fostered by the growing internationalization of Bordeaux Airport's traffic.
INDUCED ECONOMIC IMPACT
€926 million in additional regional income
Using a multiplier, the induced economic impact measures the ripple effect in the regional economy of monetary flows resulting from Bordeaux Airport's direct and indirect impact.
This top-down redistribution of incomes increases the effects of financial flows generated by the airport system, and leads to the creation of additional regional incomes.