After a record-breaking month of June with 524,300 passengers (+4.4%), Bordeaux airport has seen a peak in travellers in July with an increase of 6.3%: 1,000 extra passengers per day compared to 2014.
The airport benefitted in the spring from the addition of new airlines (Brussels Airlines, Europe Airpost, IGavion, TwinJet) and new destinations (Prague, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Pisa, Athens, Glasgow), as well as an increase in the number of certain flights: Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle by Air France, Istanbul by Turkish Airlines, Madrid by Iberia, Amsterdam, London Gatwick and Belfast by easyJet, and London Stansted by Ryanair.
Airline companies’ use of larger-capacity planes which are just as full as before proves, if any doubt remained, the attractiveness of Bordeaux and its surrounding region for international tourists.
With nearly 5 million passengers in 2014, up 7.4%, and over 80 destinations, Bordeaux airport is ranked first among the top 5 French regional airports.
Due to increased traffic for low cost flights and in order to meet airline companies’ requirements, a new hall covering 1000 m² is being built near the Billi terminal, and will be devoted to arrivals.
Finally, in June, Air France opened a fully renovated lounge in Terminal B of Bordeaux-Mérignac airport.
Through this showcase, Air France has chosen to promote the local area and contribute to the reputation of Bordeaux wines. A partnership has been signed with the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux to allow our French and international clients to discover the region’s different appellations in the late afternoon.
(Source: SUD OUEST – 21/07/2015)