France Airport Guide


Monday, 1 September 2014

Montpellier airport continues impressive growth

Montpellier's Méditerranée Airport traffic rose by more than 5% in July 2014 compared to 2013.
July 2014 saw the largest in terms of passenger volume for July since 2002, with 162,441 passengers travelling through the terminal.
For internal flights, overall traffic was down 4.4% on the month.
Traffic to Paris (Orly and Roissy CDG) was stable compared to 2013.
Other domestic routes to Ajaccio, Lyon, Lille and Strasbourg are all down - except Nantes, up nearly 18%.
It was the European sector which was driving the growth in July. Here, traffic was up over 31% year-on-year, probably due to the 7 new services introduced during the season and which operated in full in July.
With the exceptions of  Frankfurt-Hahn and Rotterdam which are down this month, all other European routes posted gains: Leeds-Bradford +13%,  Charleroi +27%, Copenhagen +56%, London (Gatwick and Luton) +4.8%, Munich +18% and, best of all, Rome increased by a massive 277%.
The new lines created to Europe (Düsseldorf by Germanwings, Frankfurt by Lufthansa, Brussels by Brussels Airlines, Mulhouse by easyjet) collectively generated a volume of more than 8,500 passengers, around 5% of the overall volume.
International flights are down this month by 18.6%. Only Algeria bucked the trend by posting a 41% increase; Morocco is down 26.8% despite the recent arrival of Royal Air Morocco's route to Casablanca.
As at the end of July, the cumulative growth in passenger traffic at Montpellier Méditerranée Airport is 4.65%, placing the airport in the upper quartile of French airports' passenger growth results.



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