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Annual growth of 7.7% and a record 6,000,000 passengers in 2017

15/01/2018

In December, Bordeaux Airport reached the symbolic milestone of 6 million passengers. In a
highly competitive environment, the airport handled an extra half million passengers after 8
years of constant growth (+87% between 2009 and 2017). At the year end, traffic was up by 7.7%,
largely thanks to international flights which carried a total of 3 million passengers. If we remove
from the equation the Bordeaux-Paris links (Orly and CDG) which faced new competition from
the SNCF and its LGV high speed rail link, growth for Bordeaux Airport reached 12% (558,000 new
passengers), making 2017 its best performance since the Airport Management Company was
created.

The network of flights is increasingly international, with the opening of 17 new routes and the
arrival of 5 new airlines (Blue Air, Lufthansa, Air Corsica, Aigle Azur and Wizz Air). At the height of the season, the airport offered 87 scheduled links and a total of 104 routes operated by 31 airlines.
It should be noted that air traffic control had to deal with only a 1.9% rise in aircraft
movements, contrasting strongly with the increase in passenger traffic, thanks to the airlines’
use of higher capacity planes.

2017 saw the announcement of the new easyJet base, planned for spring 2018, which will
provide numerous possibilities for the airline’s development.

2017 was also the year in which major projects were confirmed for future airport infrastructure
development to keep up with the increase in passenger traffic: creation of an international
boarding pier in Hall A, expansion and improvement of the Billi terminal, construction of a
junction hall and refurbishment of access roads and car parks to make way for the tram and
facilitate access to the airport.

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