Traffic Report Juni 2005
 Comments from the Airport Manager
Billund Airport, 2005-07-01


2005
 

Juni
2004
 

Per cent
 

Change
Operations 5,236 4,736 10.6% 500
Scheduled 2,289 2,117 8.1% 172
Charter 887 752 18.0% 135
Other traffic 720 783 -8.0% -63
Local traffic 1,340 1,084 23.6% 256
        
Passengers 206,942 200,353 3.3% 6,589
        
Domestic, scheduled 16,202 15,643 3.6% 559
Arriving8,268 7,890 4.8% 378
Departing7,934 7,753 2.3% 181
Transit/transfer 0 0 - 0
        
International, scheduled 83,029 83,502 -0.6% -473
Arriving37,014 35,716 3.6% 1,298
Departing44,465 43,084 3.2% 1,381
Transit/transfer 1,550 4,702 -67.0% -3,152
        
Charter 105,650 98,938 6.8% 6,712
Arriving47,553 43,241 10.0% 4,312
Departing56,767 51,041 11.2% 5,726
Transit/transfer 1,330 4,656 -71.4% -3,326
Other traffic 1,692 2,017 -16.1% -325
Local traffic 369 253 45.8% 116
Cargo, in tons 3,954 3,699 6.9% 255
Import1,706 1,525 11.9% 181
Export 2,248 2,174 3.4% 74





Traffic Report January-June 2005 Billund Airport, 2005-07-01

Jan-Jun
2005
 

Jan-Jun
2004
 

Per cent
 

Change
Operations 24,443 23,148 5.6% 1,295
Scheduled 12,696 12,147 4.5% 549
Charter 3,189 2,790 14.3% 399
Other traffic 3,300 3,687 -10.5% -387
Local traffic 5,258 4,524 16.2% 734
        
Passengers 917,761 871,298 5.3% 46,463
        
Domestic, scheduled 79,634 75,572 5.4% 4,062
Arriving40,566 37,982 6.8% 2,584
Departing39,068 37,590 3.9% 1,478
Transit/transfer 0 0 - 0
        
International, scheduled 424,979 423,268 0.4% 1,711
Arriving204,468 193,940 5.4% 10,528
Departing212,751 202,824 4.9% 9,927
Transit/transfer 7,760 26,504 -70.7% -18,744
        
Charter 404,728 361,824 11.9% 42,904
Arriving187,285 160,880 16.4% 26,405
Departing202,695 173,828 16.6% 28,867
Transit/transfer 14,748 27,116 -45.6% -12,368
Other traffic 7,676 9,753 -21.3% -2,077
Local traffic 744 881 -15.6% -137
Cargo, in tons 25,854 22,618 14.3% 3,236
Import12,154 10,719 13.4% 1,435
Export 13,700 11,899 15.1% 1,801



Billund Airport traffic in the first half of 2005

The total number of passengers in the first half of 2005 was 917,761 which is an increase of 5.3 % compared to the first six months of 2004.

Domestic went up by 5.4 %
Scheduled international went up by 0.4 %
Charter went up by 11.9 %

The amount of cargo went up by 14.3 % in the first six months.

The month of June showed a progress of 3.3 %. Scheduled traffic was about status quo, while charter went up by 6.8 %.

In June Billund Airport's top 5 destinations were:

Scheduled international:
1. Amsterdam
2. London
3. Paris
4. Frankfurt
5. Oslo

Charter:

1. Antalya
2. Chania
3. Mallorca
4. Dalaman
5. Bourgas

On the last day of June we were informed that Maersk Air will cease to exist, as the company has been sold and is going to merge with Sterling.

Historically we owe a debt of gratitude to Maersk Air and its engaged employees. At the same time we must admit that over the last couple of years Maersk Air's management has increasingly moved its focus away from Billund.

This is seen by the fact that whereas Maersk Air in the first half of 2003 had 56 % of its total traffic in Billund - scheduled and charter taken under one - this share has fallen to about 45 % in the first half of 2005.

We have had a close co-operation with Sterling during all the years. We look forward to continue this good co-operation and we are convinced that the new situation will mean new possibilities for Sterling as well as Billund Airport. But it must also be recognized that the changes mean big challenges for all parties.

Billund Airport, July 1, 2005
Jørgen Krab Jørgensen