10.7% GROWTH IN JANUARY
Bordeaux Airport saw nearly 287,000 passengers pass through its doors in January, 10.7% more than in 2011. International growth hit 20.1%, and growth from domestic flights 7.1%. Air traffic movement increased by 1.6%. Bordeaux’s performance continues to easily top growth for French large regional airports (results of between -3.1% to+8%).
With 20.1% growth, and more than 87,400 passengers, international traffic has once again achieved very good results at Bordeaux-Mérignac airport, including traffic from large international hubs such as Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, London and Madrid.
Lines benefitting from a double service have continued to progress well: Barcelona (Air France and Vueling), Madrid (Iberia and easyJet), London Gatwick (British Airways and easyJet), Rome (Air France and Ryanair) and Lisbon (Air France and TAP). The 25% decrease in Bordeaux-Geneva traffic can be explained by the fact that Swiss airline Baboo dropped its route in spring 2011.
Apart from the withdrawal from Casablanca, links with the Maghreb are less affected than they have been in recent months. Tunisair is looking to consolidate its offer of flights to Tunisia this winter.
If chartered flights fell by 22%, holiday flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic really took off in their second year of running with a 19.3% increase. The disaffection of chartered airlines with Morocco has proven an advantage for scheduled lines such as Bordeaux-Marrakech and Bordeaux-Agadir.
Domestic traffic has increased by 7.1%, with nearly 200,000 passengers. The Bordeaux-Paris line shows total growth of 7.6% with 127,000 passengers. Save for a slight decrease by 1.8% to Lyon, the majority of lines have shown positive results, especially Marseille (34.7%) thanks to the new tariffs and seating capacities offered by Air France.
Corine Petton : 05 56 34 59 30 - cpettonbordeaux [dot] aeroport [dot] fr
Sophie Vergnères : 05 56 34 59 29 - svergneresbordeaux [dot] aeroport [dot] fr