Posted on: 18 June 2018 by Chloe Greenbank
Low-cost flights are proving to be the star players at Bordeaux Airport.
The gateway to France’s Aquitaine region continues to show significant growth in the low-fare sector with low-fare traffic in May up 24.5% compared with the same month in 2017. In total low-fare traffic at the airport accounted for 293,000 passengers.
Spanish airline, Volotea, topped the polls with traffic up 31%, while easyJet followed in second place with 24.8%.
Disruption caused by Air France strikes and air-traffic control in the Marseille region meant that Bordeaux’s domestic traffic was down by 5.9%. In total 151 flights were cancelled, resulting in a loss of traffic of approximately 21,000 passengers and a 3.6% percentage point increase.
Overall the airport handled 632,000 passengers in May, an increase of 9.5% on the same period in 2017.