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February 2012 traffic statistics

19/03/2012

7.3% growth in February 2012, just a few weeks away from the start of the high season

Bordeaux Airport clocked nearly 275,800 passengers last month, 18,700 more than in February 2011 and an increase of 7.3% (+9% since the start of the year). The strike from the 6th to the 9th February caused the loss of almost 4 growth points, and particularly affected the Bordeaux-Paris service, especially Orly. Even if international flights only transported 168,000 passengers compared to domestic traffics 381,900, they still boosted growth with more than a 20.66% increase.
As far as low-cost companies go, their traffic still up by 29.2%.

 

Madrid (+96%), Lisbon (+86%), Marseille (+29%) and London Gatwick (+20%) showed the strongest growth rates in February, a few weeks away from the start of the high season (from 25th March) with new chartered lines:

- Nice and Lisbon (Easyjet from 25th March and 20th April)

- Marseille (Ryanair from 25th March),

- Alger (Aigle Azur from 14th April),

- Venice (Volotea from 25th April),

- Figari (Air France from 12th May),

- Palma de Mallorca (Vueling from 22nd June),

And the wider selection of flights already on offer:

- 2 weekly
flights to St-Denis on Reunion Island, which is one extra flight (Air Austral),

- 23 weekly flights to Amsterdam, which is 7 more (Air France / KLM),

- 4 weekly flights to Tunis, which is 2 extra flights (Tunisair)

Chartered flights, which have contracted by 1%, will soon be able to take advantage of new offers from tour operators, with new destinations such as Fuerteventura and Lanzarote (Fram), Antalya and Punta Cana (Marmara).

 

  press contacts

Corine Petton : 05 56 34 59 30 / 06 11 08 55 23- cpettonatbordeaux [dot] aeroport [dot] fr

Sophie Vergnères : 05 56 34 59 29 - svergneresatbordeaux [dot] aeroport [dot] fr