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

Arriving
8,268 7,890 4.8% 378

Departing
7,934 7,753 2.3% 181

Transit/transfer
0 0 - 0
        
International, scheduled 83,029 83,502 -0.6% -473

Arriving
37,014 35,716 3.6% 1,298

Departing
44,465 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

Arriving
47,553 43,241 10.0% 4,312

Departing
56,767 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

Arriving
40,566 37,982 6.8% 2,584

Departing
39,068 37,590 3.9% 1,478

Transit/transfer
0 0 - 0
        
International, scheduled 424,979 423,268 0.4% 1,711

Arriving
204,468 193,940 5.4% 10,528

Departing
212,751 202,824 4.9% 9,927

Transit/transfer
7,760 26,504 -70.7% -18,744
        
Charter 404,728 361,824 11.9% 42,904

Arriving
187,285 160,880 16.4% 26,405

Departing
202,695 173,828 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