The year kicks off with a very promising 8.4% growth figure for January
Traffic at Bordeaux Airport was largely boosted by international flights which progressed in January by 16.7%, carrying 201,000 passengers following the launch of a number of new routes in 2018. The low-cost sector transported 213,100 passengers this New Year, progressing by 17.8%. Domestic flights were also up, posting 1.7% growth. So 2019 promises to be a good year for Bordeaux Airport with another 28 new flights already announced.
The growth of international traffic reached double figures, up 16.7% on January 2018, for 201,000 passengers.
Domestic flights recorded growth of 1.7% and 220,000 passengers. Paris traffic fell by just 4.4% (a much lower percentage than the 2018 average of -17%), with more than 100,000 people transported in January. The major transversal links pursued their growth: Marseille +21.8%, Lille +10.9%, Nice +10.2% and Lyon +7%. Lyon is in fact Bordeaux’s 2nd most popular domestic destination, behind Paris, with more than 46,500 monthly passengers.
The low-cost sector represented more than half of all traffic in January, with 213,100 passengers and 17.8% growth. Volotea came out top in terms of growth, with the excellent figure of +32% in comparison with last year’s traffic. The airline easyJet holds on to its leading position in terms of passenger numbers, having carried 129,000 travellers in January for a 19.6% growth.