Traffic Report September 2006
 Comments from the Airport Manager
Billund Airport, 2006-10-01


2006
 

September
2005
 

Per cent
 

Change

Operations
4,493 5,715 -21.4% -1,222

Scheduled
2,058 2,213 -7.0% -155

Charter
743 784 -5.2% -41

Other traffic
840 792 6.1% 48

Local traffic
852 1,926 -55.8% -1,074
        
Passengers 175,606 191,037 -8.1% -15,431
        
Domestic, scheduled 9,996 15,735 -36.5% -5,739

Arriving
5,033 8,114 -38.0% -3,081

Departing
4,963 7,621 -34.9% -2,658

Transit/transfer
0 0 - 0
        
International, scheduled 74,384 82,135 -9.4% -7,751

Arriving
35,669 38,957 -8.4% -3,288

Departing
37,665 41,516 -9.3% -3,851

Transit/transfer
1,050 1,662 -36.8% -612
        
Charter 89,258 90,999 -1.9% -1,741

Arriving
44,478 44,894 -0.9% -416

Departing
41,898 44,303 -5.4% -2,405

Transit/transfer
2,882 1,802 59.9% 1,080
        
Other traffic 1,708 1,918 -10.9% -210
Local traffic 260 250 4.0% 10
        
Cargo, in tons 5,410 4,594 17.8% 816
Import2,563 2,392 7.1% 171
Export 2,847 2,202 29.3% 645





Traffic Report January-September 2006 Billund Airport, 2006-10-01

Jan-Sep
2006
 

Jan-Sep
2005
 

Per cent
 

Change

Operations
40,031 41,780 -4.2% -1,749

Scheduled
17,824 18,800 -5.2% -976

Charter
6,189 5,962 3.8% 227

Other traffic
5,800 5,556 4.4% 244

Local traffic
10,218 11,462 -10.9% -1,244
        
Passengers 1,482,363 1,544,857 -4.0% -62,494
        
Domestic, scheduled 91,905 126,754 -27.5% -34,849

Arriving
45,629 64,478 -29.2% -18,849

Departing
46,276 62,276 -25.7% -16,000

Transit/transfer
0 0 - 0
        
International, scheduled 632,161 663,586 -4.7% -31,425

Arriving
310,406 323,603 -4.1% -13,197

Departing
312,759 328,017 -4.7% -15,258

Transit/transfer
8,996 11,966 -24.8% -2,970
        
Charter 742,122 739,025 0.4% 3,097

Arriving
350,806 356,219 -1.5% -5,413

Departing
355,736 363,530 -2.1% -7,794

Transit/transfer
35,580 19,276 84.6% 16,304
        
Other traffic 13,292 12,958 2.6% 334
Local traffic 2,883 2,534 13.8% 349
        
Cargo, in tons 40,861 38,779 5.4% 2,082
Import19,972 18,732 6.6% 1,240
Export 20,889 20,047 4.2% 842



The export of goods through Billund has increased considerably in September

The amount of goods exported through Billund has increased by almost 30 per cent in Septmber. There is an increase throughout the various categories of goods. Also the import has kept the cargo center busy by an increase of 7.1 per cent.

The too small capacity on some of the international scheduled flights introduced with the summer timetable is still to be seen.  As far as domestic traffic is concerned the decrease is due to the closing down of last years feeder flight between Aalborg and Billund and non-operation this year of Sterlings feeder flight from Copenhagen.

The total number of passengers in September was 175,606 - corresponding to a decrease of 8.1 per cent.

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.

SUN-AIR commenced its Billund-Paris (CDG) daily service on the 28th of August. The demand has proved SUN-AIRs decision was right. SUN-AIR has increased the number of departures on its Billund-Brussels service.

On the 1st of November Ryanair will commence a Billund-Pisa route, and a week later on the 7th of November it opens a route between Billund and Frankfurt Hahn. And then on the 24th of January 2007 Ryanair opens a Billund-Dublin service. On all 3 routes a Boeing 737-800 with 189 passenger seats will be used.

Right now Ryanair offers really good prices on all 3 new routes. There are many tickets to a price as low as DKK 69.00 including taxes to get.

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.

A considerable growth can be noted in the number of the coming winter ski-holiday flights. All the major agencies offer flights from Billund: Ski1, DanSki, Nortlander, Østergård´erne, Trier Ski, Øster Lindet, Thinggaard, Team Benns, Tjæreborg, Winther Rejser and Højmark Rejser.

Højmark opens the season mid December with departures to Salzburg, where the skiing will be combined with more sociable events to celebrate the coming christmas with company colleagues and shopping.

Billund Airport, 1 October, 2006
Jørgen Krab Jørgensen