Traffic Report December 2006
 Comments from the Airport Manager
Billund Airport, 2007-01-02


2006
 

December
2005
 

Per cent
 

Change

Operations
2,727 3,037 -10.2% -310

Scheduled
1,693 1,701 -0.5% -8

Charter
342 417 -18.0% -75

Other traffic
336 381 -11.8% -45

Local traffic
356 538 -33.8% -182
        
Passengers 115,033 119,803 -4.0% -4,770
        
Domestic, scheduled 7,599 11,410 -33.4% -3,811

Arriving
3,888 6,261 -37.9% -2,373

Departing
3,711 5,149 -27.9% -1,438

Transit/transfer
0 0 - 0
        
International, scheduled 60,737 57,619 5.4% 3,118

Arriving
30,191 28,503 5.9% 1,688

Departing
29,936 28,072 6.6% 1,864

Transit/transfer
610 1,044 -41.6% -434
        
Charter 45,976 50,010 -8.1% -4,034

Arriving
20,948 21,064 -0.6% -116

Departing
22,026 21,498 2.5% 528

Transit/transfer
3,002 7,448 -59.7% -4,446
        
Other traffic 721 764 -5.6% -43
Local traffic 0 0 - 0
        
Cargo, in tons 4,437 4,046 9.7% 391
Import1,957 1,956 0.1% 1
Export 2,480 2,090 18.7% 390





Traffic Report 2006 Billund Airport, 2007-01-02

Jan-Dec
2006
 

Jan-Dec
2005
 

Per cent
 

Change

Operations
50,404 53,671 -6.1% -3,267

Scheduled
23,779 24,697 -3.7% -918

Charter
7,568 7,504 0.9% 64

Other traffic
7,275 7,100 2.5% 175

Local traffic
11,782 14,370 -18.0% -2,588
        
Passengers 1,882,034 1,980,470 -5.0% -98,436
        
Domestic, scheduled 117,648 167,534 -29.8% -49,886

Arriving
58,937 86,193 -31.6% -27,256

Departing
58,711 81,341 -27.8% -22,630

Transit/transfer
0 0 - 0
        
International, scheduled 838,550 869,764 -3.6% -31,214

Arriving
412,514 425,040 -2.9% -12,526

Departing
414,458 428,844 -3.4% -14,386

Transit/transfer
11,578 15,880 -27.1% -4,302
        
Charter 906,360 924,005 -1.9% -17,645

Arriving
427,958 441,637 -3.1% -13,679

Departing
430,132 444,492 -3.2% -14,360

Transit/transfer
48,270 37,876 27.4% 10,394
        
Other traffic 16,473 16,383 0.5% 90
Local traffic 3,003 2,784 7.9% 219
        
Cargo, in tons 55,986 52,103 7.5% 3,883
Import27,117 25,513 6.3% 1,604
Export 28,869 26,590 8.6% 2,279



Billund Airport at the turn of the year 006-2007

In 2006 Billund Airport experienced quite big changes in all areas of the passenger traffic.

The international scheduled traffic was marked by the restructuring following the merging of Maersk Air and Sterling and the strategy of the resulting company, Sterling Airlines.

Good for Billund and the passengers of West Denmark other companies have established themselves on the main routes. But for many months too few seats were offered to meet the demand.

At the turn of the year KLM, Cirrus/Lufthansa, Cimber and SUN-AIR are well established on the main part of the essential international routes. Sterling has concetrated its activity on a few, under which not least some important summer destinations. Further Ryanair is active on routes to Pisa, Madrid and Dublin. Finally Atlantic and DAT maimtains their traffic from Billund.

Considering the domestic traffic, Cimber took over the route between Billund and Copenhagen. Unfortunately Billund lost the former feeder route to and from Aalborg at the beginning of the year. On the other hand  scheduled traffic between Billund and Bornholm was established with succes by Cimber.

Taken as a whole the outlook for the scheduled traffic in 2207 is very good.

The charter traffic has been strongly influenced by the so called Muhammed-crises. Collectively Turkey, Egypt and Tunesia lost nearly 70,000 passengers. Luckiily Spain, Greece and Bulgaria could take over and  grow with a corresponding number of passengers. 

 

    2006

    2005

Change

Spain

282,356

259,730

+ 22,626

Turkey

195,133

222,498

- 27,365

Greece

173,071

135,931

+ 37,140

Bulgaria

62,202

52,274

+ 9,928

Portugal

28,442

27,708

+ 734

Cyprus

22,514

23,237

- 723

Egypt

21,255

42,957

- 21,702

Malta

12,645

14,578

- 1,933

Tunesia

11,811

32,259

- 20,448

France

9,704

8,593

+ 1,111


Taken as a whole the charter traffic has decreased, but the prospects for 2007 are very fine.
We expect, that especially the traffic to Italy will grow in 2007:
Star Tour to Sicily direct from Billund.
Gislev Rejser with its own aircraft from Billund to Pisa/Naples.
Risskov Rejser with its own aircraft from Billund to Rome, Verona and Triest.
Sun Tours with its own aircraft to Sardinia.
And additional leisure traffic with scheduled services to both Rome (Sterling) and Pisa (Ryanair).

The air cargo has shown a fairly good progress during 2006, a development believed to continue in 2007.

Billund, 2 January, 2007
Jørgen Krab Jørgensen
Airport Manager