|VO148||22:00||ZURICH||Arrived at 21:37|
18,404 in January 2018 compared to 16,808 in January 2017 (+9.5%)
2,457 in January 2018 compared to 2,233 in January 2017 (+10%)
143 ton in January 2018 compared to 125 tons in January 2017 (+14.4%)
Antwerp, 5th January 2018 – During the year 2017 Antwerp Airport welcomed 273.167 passengers and registered 37.511 flight movements.
In 2017 the airport welcomed 273.167 passengers, a slight decrease of 1% compared to 2016 when the airport registered 276.523 passengers. Several elements had an impact on the results. In 2016 20.000 additional passengers were unable to fly from Brussels Zaventem following the Terrorist Attacks and flew in March and April from Antwerp Airport.
When excluding these passengers from the total result, Antwerp Airport would achieve in 2017 an increase of 6% compared to 2016. Uncertainties at CityJet and VLM also caused less passengers on flights to London City.
The number of flight movements decreased by 9% with a total of 37.511 movements in 2017 compared to 41.403 movements during 2016.
At the end of 2017, TUI launched flights to Innsbruck. A very popular destination for those who enjoy a short ski break or simply the Austrian snow. VLM will launch on January 22nd, two daily flights Antwerp-Zürich. Later this year the airport welcomes Flybe with flights to London Southend and the newest TUI route to Florence.
17,094 in December 2017 compared to 15,584 in December 2016 (+9.7%)
1,878 in December 2017 compared to 2,631 in December 2016 (-28.6%)
128 ton in December 2017 compared to 112 tons in December 2016 (+14.3%)
|Route||Departure||Arrival||Flight days *|
|Antwerp – Zurich||07:15||08:55||Mo-Tu-We-Th-Fr|
|Antwerp – Zurich||17:35||19:15||Mo-Tu-We-Th-Fr|
|Zurich – Antwerp||09:25||11:25||Mo-Tu-We-Th-Fr|
|Zurich – Antwerp||20:00||22:00||Mo-Tu-We-Th-Fr|
Comparison between October 2017 and October 2016
24,833 in October 2017 compared to 21,242 in October 2016 (+16.9%)
3,163 in October 2017 compared to 3,226 in October 2016 (-1.95%)
208 ton in October 2017 compared to 162 tons in October 2016 (+28%)
Both Airports continue their expansion by welcoming flights to sunny destinations such as Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, Corfu and Djerba. Florence in Tuscany, Sion in Switzerland and London are also part of this Summer Schedule.
The newest addition to the Airport’s Route Map is Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and ranked as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Tuscany region with its pleasant climate, diverse natural landscape, 120 protected nature reserves and fabulous wines is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations. This Summer TUI flies twice a week from Antwerp to Florence.
London remains an important destination in terms of business travel and city trips from Antwerp. As of March 2018, VLM will operate the route to London City while Flybe continues flights to London Southend.
The new route to Sion in Switzerland remains operational during the Summer Season with 5 weekly departures. Newcomer powdair targets passengers keen on Nature, Gastronomy and Mountaineering in the Swiss Alps. Sion, capital of the Swiss Canton of Valais is also known as the sunniest city in Switzerland.
Home carrier TUI, continues its expansion at Ostend-Bruges Airport. It adds an extra flight to Alicante on Fridays and opens 4 additional routes to Sharm-el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Corfu and Djerba. While these destinations are traditionally popular with the Belgian travellers, the airport expects also to welcome passengers from the Netherlands and the North of France.
Antwerp Flanders International Airport continues to grow
Today Flybe, operated by Stobart Air announces its summer schedule 2018 and the new route Antwerp-London Southend. As from 25th March Flybe , operated by Stobart Air, will operate 4 flights per week between these two airports.
Flights will be operated by an ATR72-600 aircraft, offering 70 seats. The flight time will be less than one hour. Flybe, operated by Stobart Air also offers quick and convenient connections of less than one hour to Dublin, Manchester and Glasgow International from London Southend Airport. .
Marcel Buelens, CEO of Antwerp & Ostend-Bruges Airports is pleased to welcome Flybe, operated by Stobart Air to Antwerp: “a great deal of Belgian and Dutch travellers love to plan a citytrip to London and this offers them the perfect affordable choice for a short break.” He adds: “I’m also very excited about the connections that are offered, with short connecting times of less than one hour, this further expands the number of destinations from Antwerp and will also increase the inbound traffic from UK and Ireland.”
Flights will go on sale as from today, 19th October 2017. Fares are available from €24.99 one-way and can be booked online at www.flybe.com.
|BE 6013||Monday, Wednesday, Friday||14h00||13h55|
|BE 6012||Monday, Wednesday, Friday||11h35||13h35|
Antwerp Airport ready to welcome more passengers from The Netherlands.
Since the plans for the reintroduction of a ticket tax have been announced by the new Dutch government, Antwerp Airport is preparing an attractive alternative for its the northern neighbors.
Dutch are avid aviation users. In the second quarter of 2017 the number of passengers in the Netherlands increased by 11% compared to the same period last year according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. For several years, Dutch passengers have also increased at Belgian airports. Antwerp Flanders International Airport now presents figures recently obtained from a Master’s thesis at the University of Antwerp *.
Nearly 10% of the total number of passengers at Antwerp Airport is currently from the Netherlands. 71% of this group originates from the south of the Netherlands: the provinces of North Brabant, Zeeland and Limburg. It is striking that 29% of Dutch passengers come from regions that are significantly further located, such as the Randstad and even Friesland.
Why Dutch choose Antwerp
Not entirely unexpected, the most important driving force for Dutch is the price for their flight. 44% of Dutch travelers in Antwerp indicate that the price was the deciding factor for choosing the airport. Important is also the low cost for parking. (Antwerp and Ostend are in the top ten of cheapest parking rates according to recent research from www.vliegveldinfo.nl).
30% of Dutch passengers who choose Antwerp say that accessibility is the most important factor. The wide range of different airports at relatively short distances ensures that passengers in the Benelux and West Germany have a lot of choice.
Antwerp above Eindhoven
When asking which airports qualify when making a choice, Antwerp scores very well. Remarkably, the respondents prefer Antwerp to Eindhoven. 30% of respondents spontaneously choose for Antwerp. The remaining 70%, are subsequently Eindhoven, Amsterdam and Zaventem followed by other airports in the region.