The year 2010 at EuroAirport
A year of recovery, numerous projects and initiatives
At the end of 2010, EuroAirport registered 4.1 million passengers 7% up on the 3.85 million in 2009. The number of movements (take-offs and landings) totalled 77,152 compared to 74,992 in 2009, increasing slightly by 3%.
Following the trend in passenger traffic, growth also resumed in the freight sector which registered a little more than 107,000 tonnes, representing an increase of 26% when compared with the previous year. This result must be seen against the background of a fall of 16% suffered in this sector in 2009, due to the difficult world economic situation. With a growth rate of 17% at the end of 2010, the activities of the express freight show good recovery (-8% in 2009).
2010 saw the addition of routes to 17 new destinations: Ajaccio, Catania, Copenhagen, Djerba, Dresden, Edinburgh, Ibiza, Luxor, Marsa Alam, Nador, Nantes, Oran, Pristina, Split, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki and Venice. Three new aircraft were based at EuroAirport: a second aeroplane from the air berlin group in March, a fifth easyJet aircraft in June and a sixth in December.
The trend towards widening the range of destinations used by business travellers (e.g. Copenhagen, Dresden, Edinburgh, Nantes and Tel Aviv) reflects the importance of the airport and its links with the regional economy.
In 2011, EuroAirport will witness increase in the number of flights thanks to the addition of the following five new destinations: Moscow with VIM Airlines, Berlin-Tegel, Malta and Enfidha (Tunisia) with air berlin and Djerba with Tunis Air. In addition, Lufthansa will be flying to Frankfurt 6x daily (one extra flight), Sun Express to Antalya 5x weekly (two extra flights) and, for the first time, Izmir 2x weekly. Other flight plan news includes additional charter flights to Agadir and Antalya, and new flights to Pula, in Croatia.
With regard to its objectives for 2011, EuroAirport expects a passenger growth of 7%, reaching 4.4 million passenger and modest growth of about 2% in the freight business.
For more information: EuroAirport Press Release