The month of September closed with a record and almost 10,000 passengers more than September 2018: 34,732 versus 25,108 passengers.
The additional capacity of some ethnic TUI fly destinations brought additional passengers with them. Furthermore, the new business route Antwerp-London City is just as much responsible for the strong growth figures. Air Antwerp did not miss its start. Since 9 September, the airline flies 3 times a day from Monday to Friday to the English capital (ANR-LCY at 7.10 am, 2.15 pm, 5.35 pm). Many business travellers find their way back to the heart of London. A third and final explanation for last month’s increase is an increase in the number of passengers on the business jets.
The month of September thus shattered all records: 38.3% more passengers compared to the same month last year. The third quarter is also the strongest quarter ever; we recorded a 10% growth compared to last year; 101,069 passengers travelled via the airport in July, August and September this year compared to 92,043 passengers last year.
Overall, we are still 4.9% behind compared to 2018 (January-September). However, thanks to the strong third quarter, we expect the gap to narrow in the final months of 2019.
In general, we may conclude that Antwerp Airport is clearly on the rise and that more and more travellers and business people are experiencing this. Good accessibility, being close to home, easy and democratic parking, short walking distances at and around the airport, fast check-in and fast procedures are all advantages of small-scale, regional airports.
For September, the airport again achieved an excellent score in terms of ‘punctual departures’ (97.7%). This is a figure that many airports can only dream of to the great delight of our regular customers.
34,732 in September 2019 compared to 25,108 in September 2018 (+38,3%)
3,462 in September 2019 compared to 2,987 in September 2018 (+15,9%)
316 ton in September 2019 compared to 249 ton in September 2018 (+26,9%)
Comparison between August 2019 and August 2018
33,379 in August 2019 compared to 33,023 in August 2018 (+1,1%)
3,709 in August 2019 compared to 3,641 in August 2018 (+1,9%)
298 ton in August 2019 compared to 261 ton in August 2018 (+14,2%)
Comparison between July 2019 and July 2018
32,958 in July 2019 compared to 33,912 in July 2018 (-2,8%)
3,569 in July 2019 compared to 3,666 in July 2018 (-2,6%)
291 ton in July 2019 compared to 281 ton in July 2018 (+3,6%)
TUI fly will monitor more closely whether passengers actually comply with the rules concerning hand baggage. More and more passengers are travelling with hand baggage that exceeds the official standards in terms of size and weight. Due to the limited space for hand baggage on board, it is almost impossible to store all this baggage safely on many flights. As a result, more and more of the hand baggage is forced to be loaded into the cargo hold, which often leads to dissatisfaction on the part of the traveller.
From now on TUI fly will always perform checks at the check-in desk to ensure that the boarding of the aircraft goes a lot smoother.
More info via https://www.tuifly.be/nl/bagage
Comparison between June 2019 and June 2018
31,429 in June 2019 compared to 30,872 in June 2018 (+1,8%)
3,533 in June 2019 compared to 4,427 in June 2018 (-20,2%)
283 ton in June 2019 compared to 246 ton in June 2018 (+15,0%)
Comparison between May 2019 and May 2018
27,817 in May 2019 compared to 32,129 in May 2018 (-13,4%)
3,258 in May 2019 compared to 4,573 in May 2018 (-28,8%)
235 ton in May 2019 compared to 261 ton in May 2018 (-10,0%)
Comparison between March 2019 and March 2018
17,433 in March 2019 compared to 24,216 in March 2018 (-28%)
2,469 in March 2019 compared to 3,155 in March 2018 (-21,7%)
196 ton in March 2019 compared to 160 ton in March 2018 (-18,4%)
Antwerp, 27 March 2019 – During the year 2018 Antwerp Airport welcomed 298.403 passengers, a growth of 10%.
In 2018 the airport welcomed 298.403 passengers, a strong increase of 10% compared to 2017 when the airport registered 273.167 passengers. Business and training flights are increasing and have had a share of 66% whilst passenger flights only make up 12,6% of all movements.
Because of the bankruptcy of VLM, there’s a decrease in number of scheduled flights in general but a higher occupation degree per airplane at TUI fly.
Having 3 new destinations (Enfidha, Lublin and Tangier), the future looks bright for Antwerp Airport.
All Flybe services, operated by Stobart Air, will introduce a cashless payment service from 31 March 2019 in line with the summer schedule. These services include flights from London Southend Airport to Newquay Cornwall, Antwerp, Caen, Groningen and Rennes. From 31 March, to make a payment on board these flights, only credit and debit card payment methods will be accepted. Introducing this service will ensure a more convenient, faster and more efficient in-flight experience for all passengers.