Low-fare air traffic on the rise at Bordeaux

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.

Header image: Volotea aircraft at Bordeaux Airport © ADBM_FBlazquez

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