Traffic Report August 2006
 Comments from the Airport Manager
Billund Airport, 2006-09-01


2006
 

August
2005
 

Per cent
 

Change

Operations
5,268 6,232 -15.5% -964

Scheduled
1,991 2,072 -3.9% -81

Charter
825 811 1.7% 14

Other traffic
722 769 -6.1% -47

Local traffic
1,730 2,580 -32.9% -850
        
Passengers 187,431 193,510 -3.1% -6,079
        
Domestic, scheduled 9,390 14,922 -37.1% -5,532

Arriving
4,687 7,416 -36.8% -2,729

Departing
4,703 7,506 -37.3% -2,803

Transit/transfer
0 0 - 0
        
International, scheduled 69,693 73,615 -5.3% -3,922

Arriving
35,286 37,173 -5.1% -1,887

Departing
33,309 35,060 -5.0% -1,751

Transit/transfer
1,098 1,382 -20.5% -284
        
Charter 105,963 102,525 3.4% 3,438

Arriving
55,686 54,148 2.8% 1,538

Departing
47,495 47,067 0.9% 428

Transit/transfer
2,782 1,310 112.4% 1,472
        
Other traffic 1,568 1,778 -11.8% -210
Local traffic 817 670 21.9% 147
        
Cargo, in tons 5,147 4,304 19.6% 843
Import2,566 2,291 12.0% 275
Export 2,581 2,013 28.2% 568





Traffic Report January-August 2006 Billund Airport, 2006-09-01

Jan-Aug
2006
 

Jan-Aug
2005
 

Per cent
 

Change

Operations
35,538 36,065 -1.5% -527

Scheduled
15,766 16,587 -4.9% -821

Charter
5,446 5,178 5.2% 268

Other traffic
4,960 4,764 4.1% 196

Local traffic
9,366 9,536 -1.8% -170
        
Passengers 1,306,757 1,353,820 -3.5% -47,063
        
Domestic, scheduled 81,909 111,019 -26.2% -29,110

Arriving
40,596 56,364 -28.0% -15,768

Departing
41,313 54,655 -24.4% -13,342

Transit/transfer
0 0 - 0
        
International, scheduled 557,777 581,451 -4.1% -23,674

Arriving
274,737 284,646 -3.5% -9,909

Departing
275,094 286,501 -4.0% -11,407

Transit/transfer
7,946 10,304 -22.9% -2,358
        
Charter 652,864 648,026 0.7% 4,838

Arriving
306,328 311,325 -1.6% -4,997

Departing
313,838 319,227 -1.7% -5,389

Transit/transfer
32,698 17,474 87.1% 15,224
        
Other traffic 11,584 11,040 4.9% 544
Local traffic 2,623 2,284 14.8% 339
        
Cargo, in tons 35,451 34,185 3.7% 1,266
Import17,409 16,340 6.5% 1,069
Export 18,042 17,845 1.1% 197



Impressive charter traffic figures for August

The number of charter traffic passengers shows, that Billund also in the summer 2006 remains the undisputed central airport of West Denmark.

In August Billund experienced a growth of 3.4 per cent in charter traffic on top of the already high figures.

The total number of passengers in August was  187,431, corresponding to a decrease of 3.1 per cent.

The decrease is a result of the changes that took place from the winter to the summer traffic timetable. The capacity on some of the scheduled routes is simply too small.  On the part of the domestic services, the closing down of the feeder service from Aalborg accounts for the decrease in the number of passengers. Also Sterling this year did not operate a feeder service from Copenhagen.

For all traffic categories there are good news:

Cirrus Airlines/Lufthansa has increased the capacity on the service between Billund and Frankfurt, which is now being flown with an Embraer 170 with 72 passengers seats against the previous 50 seats in the smaller version. The service continues with 3 daily flights in each direction.

KLM has announced an increased frequency of 4 daily departures instead of the present 3 from the coming winter schedule. On two of the the four flights bigger capacity will be secured by using a B737. This is the positive responce from KLM to the demands from the market.

On 28 August SUN-AIR commenced daily flights on the route Billund-Paris (CDG).

With a first flight on the 24th of January Ryanair opens the Billund-Dublin route. The company expects 60,000 passengers the first year of the new route. Billund expects further development in the coorperation with Ryanair.

Due to the succes on the Bornholm-route Cimber has extended its operational periode to well over the middle of October. The route was inteded to stop right after the high summer season. Further the route will be operated during the christmas and new year period.

The main part of the winter ski-holiday catalogues has been published. Also here Billund has noticed a considerable increase. By and large all the main operators offer flights from Billund:  Ski1, DanSki, Nortlander, Østergård´erne, Trier Ski, Øster Lindet, Thinggaard, Team Benns, Tjæreborg, Winther Rejser og Højmark Rejser.

On the air cargo market export activity experiences a significant increase after a quiet summer. Compared to August last year the amount of cargo exported has increased by 28.2 per cent. Also the import side shows an increase - 12.0 per cent. Friday 25 August became a day to remember at Cargo Center Billund, a new record of handled good was set, 500 tons of goods went through CCB. This amount corresponds to the full capacity of 5-6 Jumbo Jets.

Billund Airport, 1 September, 2006
Jørgen Krab Jørgensen