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The airport of the capital city of south-west France has just added another month to its incredible run of growth. June 2011 saw 387,822 passengers pass through the airport, an increase of 7.9% on the figures of June 2010.
The vast majority of routes operating out of Bordeaux have recorded an increase in passenger numbers.
This is true both for domestic services, which have seen an average growth of 5.6%, and international lines, which saw an impressive increase of 11.5% - some highly satisfying results.
Of 14 national routes, only 3 recorded a decline in passenger numbers – the result of a reduction in the number of seats available, caused by technical reasons.
Among the most popular routes running from Bordeaux Airport:
Paris Orly, with Air France running 14 flights every day (June passenger numbers:
CDG, 6 flights daily with Air France (June passenger numbers +4.3%),
Lyon, 5 AirFrance flights and 2 easyJet flights daily (June passenger numbers +10%),
Once again the latter two lines beat their existing records for passenger traffic, which stood at 52,289 and 43,410 for the month.
Internationally, the growth is even more impressive. Many of our major lines have seen double-digit percentage increases in their traffic figures:
Barcelona AF + VY: +86%
Lisbon AF + TP: +68%
Rome AF : +47%
Charleroi FR: +37%
U2 : +27%
U2 : +12%
Gatwick BA+ U2 :
Porto FR :
Meanwhile, the addition of new lines in the last few weeks is already boosting the summer figures:
Prague with CSA
Séville with ryanair,
Birmingham with Flybe,
La Réunion with Air Austral
But the picture isn’t so rosy everywhere, since some of our scheduled and charter lines, mostly those heading towards North Africa, have recorded further reductions in their traffic. In Tunisia, for example, Djerba and Monastir have seen 48 and 36% losses respectively, while Tunis (linked to Bordeaux by Tunisair) has somewhat mitigated the impact of these losses by only recording a 6% reduction.
Morocco has also been affected by this decline in demand, with services to Marrakesh losing 32% of their traffic. Nonetheless, the number of passengers travelling to Casablanca (AT + 8J) rose slightly (+1.6%).
Discussing these developments, Jean-Luc Poiroux, Directeur of Development at Bordeaux Airport, observes:
very happy with the way traffic is growing at Bordeaux, both for low-cost companies since we opened the billi terminal and for large traditional carriers, particularly Air France. The French national airline recorded excellent figures at Bordeaux airport last month, which bodes well for the future. We should also remember that in mid-June Bordeaux welcomed Vinexpo, the largest wine and spirits trade fair in the world, which certainly helped boost our business traffic.”
Corine Petton : 05 56 34 59 30 / 06 11 08 55 23 - cpettonbordeaux [dot] aeroport [dot] fr
Sophie Vergnères : 05 56 34 59 29 – svergneresbordeaux [dot] aeroport [dot] fr