This year’s growth record: traffic up 13.7% in August
Approximately 1.5 million passengers travelled via Bordeaux Airport over the 2-month peak summer season. These figures were largely boosted by international routes which registered a record 482,500 passengers and an increase in traffic of 16.5%. Domestic flights also performed well, up 8.5% with 247,000 passengers.
The beaches and cultural wealth of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region attracted numerous tourists from abroad. Vast numbers arrived from the UK and Spain, with Germany close behind. There was also a marked increase in the number of American visitors during the month of August (Source: Comité Régional du Tourisme of Nouvelle-Aquitaine).
International traffic posted growth of 16.5% with 482,500 passengers, which is this year’s best performance for international flights.
247,000 passengers travelled on domestic flights, confirming a new-found growth which began in June, one year after the LGV high-speed rail link came to Bordeaux. Corsica was THE place to be this summer, with 45,000 passengers flying to 4 destinations in August: Bastia (+83.5%), Calvi (+57.5%), Figari (+35.1%), and Ajaccio (+21.6%). The transverse routes also produced dynamic results: Nice (+26.6%, Lille (+21%), Marseille (+16.2%) and Lyon (+12.4%). Paris traffic dropped by 8.6%
Low cost flights continued to boost the Airport’s activity, carrying more than half of all passenger traffic: 447,300 travellers, up 19.2% Airline easyJet held its leading position, with an increase of 19.7%, or 240,800 passengers. Volotea also did extremely well, with 14.1% growth.