A record month for Bordeaux Airport with traffic of more than 500,000 travellers. A second record was also broken three times in June with more than 20,000 passengers recorded in a single day. The airport achieved excellent performances with growth of +15.4%. The strike movement which was widely observed by air traffic controllers from 23 to 25 June (106 flights cancelled) was counterbalanced by strikes by SNCF national railway union, which allowed airline companies to improve their seat-occupancy rates on domestic routes.
Orly (+15.7%), Marseille (+46.4), Lyon (+14.5%) and Ajaccio (+18.2%) lifted national traffic to +8.9%. Another record was achieved: 276,600 passengers were carried on domestic routes in June. The Orly shuttle also beat its record for monthly traffic from June 2005, carrying more than 104,000 passengers. Charles de Gaulle, widely affected by the strikes, recorded a decline of 7.7%. Corsica with a high seat offering this year for scheduled flights (Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi with Volotea and Figari with Volotea and Air France), registered nearly 12,000 travellers, or +38.5% compared to June 2013.
The trend is still one of a sharp increase in international travel, +24.8% and 213,500 passengers carried. On the podium of major destinations showing strong growth in June:
Amsterdam (+74.6%, 24,252 passengers, KLM/easyJet), Basel (+38.3%, 11,647 passengers, easyJet) and Lisbon (+35.4%, 9,474 passengers, TAP/easyJet). There was success for Southern Europe – an important area of development for low cost flights from Bordeaux – with Venice +50% (Volotea), Porto +25.3% (Ryanair), Barcelona +18.1% (Vueling), Bologna +19.5% (Ryanair) and finally Madrid +11% (Iberia network). The same applies for the international hubs of Amsterdam, Lisbon, Madrid, London and now Istanbul.
Note that low-cost traffic represented 37.7% of traffic on scheduled routes in June 2014.
Sophie Vergnères : Tél. 05 56 34 59 29 / 06 21 61 43 55 - svergneresbordeaux [dot] aeroport [dot] fr