04/12/2018

2018: EuroAirport welcomes its eight millionth passenger and breaks a new record

This afternoon, 4 December 2018, EuroAirport welcomed its eight millionth passenger, thus achieving its highest passenger record since it was founded in 1946. The passenger was from the region, booked on a British Airways flight to London Heathrow (BA 755), departing at 3.20 p.m. He received various gifts, including a certificate and a free British Airways flight.

The lucky winner accepted the award, symbolically representing all passengers using EuroAirport on this historic day.

British Airways was founded in 1919 and will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary next year in August. The airline currently flies five times daily from EuroAirport to London Heathrow and offers connecting flights to destinations in all the world’s major economic regions via this air hub.

Hitting the eight millionth passenger mark, EuroAirport exceeds the record passenger figure obtained in 2017 (7.9 million).

EuroAirport is delighted with the positive upturn in traffic figures in recent months. By the end of October 2018 total passenger volumes were up eight per cent. During the same period (January to October), the number of commercial flight movements (take offs and landings of scheduled and chartered flights) increased by less than half the passenger figures at four per cent. This can be attributed to the use of larger aircraft and more passengers per flight. By the end of 2018, EuroAirport expects passenger traffic to rise to 8.5 million, an increase of eight per cent.

EuroAirport is currently served by more than 20 scheduled airlines and offers direct flights to more than 100 destinations in over 30 countries. Thanks to the strong presence of airlines that fly to their respective hubs (London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Madrid, Istanbul and Barcelona), passengers can take advantage of numerous options to reach destinations around the globe.

Appendix: Photo of the 8 millionth passenger being welcomed at EuroAirport

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