Monthly traffic statistics - September 2018
After a succession of announcements (a new Ryanair base and the arrival of Air Canada in 2019), the September figures confirmed the airport’s momentum, with growth of 11.8% and 662,600 passengers. This increase in traffic was boosted by international routes which posted 19.2% growth, representing 397,000 passengers. Domestic routes progressed by 2.3%, or 266,000 passengers.
International traffic increased by 19.2% with 397,000 passengers.
The international hubs were in high demand: Dublin (+28.5%), Barcelona (+23.3%), Madrid (+19.6%), Brussels (+16%) and Istanbul (+11.1%). The recently-opened Bordeaux-Zurich route scored extremely well, with 6,800 passengers travelling to the Swiss hub in September.
Domestic traffic lost no impetus either, with 266,000 passengers, representing 2.3% growth. The major transversal routes posted good results: Lille (+34.8%), Nice (+25%), Marseille (+11.9%) and Lyon (+7.7%), while Paris traffic dropped by 13%. Corsica appealed to September holidaymakers, with a total of 26,500 passengers: Bastia (+43%), Figari (+18.3%), and Ajaccio (+7.5%)
Low cost flights recorded growth of 22.8% with 368,000 passengers. The significant expansion of Bordeaux Airport’s low-cost network looks set to continue with the opening of a new base in 2019, by Ryanair, making it the third low-cost airline to establish operations in Bordeaux since the arrival in 2013 of Volotea, up again by 22.5% in September. With Ryanair’s announcement comes the launch of 16 new flights for the 2019 summer season (Bari*, Cologne*, Copenhagen*, Dublin, Fez, Cracow*, Manchester, Marrakech, Marseille, Mykonos*, Nantes, Naples, Ouarzazate*, Tangier*, Valence* and Treviso*).