Traffic Report Maj 2008
 Comments from the Airport Manager
Billund Airport, 2008-06-01


2008
 

Maj
2007
 

Per cent
 

Change

Operations
5,170 4,800 7.7% 370

Scheduled
2,421 2,143 13.0% 278

Charter
758 776 -2.3% -18

Other traffic
817 717 13.9% 100

Local traffic
1,174 1,164 0.9% 10
        
Passengers 226,770 183,985 23.3% 42,785
        
Domestic, scheduled 12,336 10,136 21.7% 2,200

Arriving
6,439 5,222 23.3% 1,217

Departing
5,897 4,914 20.0% 983

Transit/transfer
0 0 - 0
        
International, scheduled 133,879 95,125 40.7% 38,754

Arriving
66,234 46,650 42.0% 19,584

Departing
66,019 46,741 41.2% 19,278

Transit/transfer
1,626 1,734 -6.2% -108
        
Charter 78,095 76,765 1.7% 1,330

Arriving
34,528 33,914 1.8% 614

Departing
41,417 40,651 1.9% 766

Transit/transfer
2,150 2,200 -2.3% -50
        
Other traffic 2,022 1,661 21.7% 361
Local traffic 438 298 47.0% 140
        
Cargo, in tons 4,635 4,919 -5.8% -284
Import1,960 2,125 -7.8% -165
Export 2,675 2,794 -4.3% -119





Traffic Report January-May 2008 Billund Airport, 2008-06-01

Jan-May
2008
 

Jan-May
2007
 

Per cent
 

Change

Operations
21,197 19,991 6.0% 1,206

Scheduled
11,648 10,093 15.4% 1,555

Charter
2,877 2,936 -2.0% -59

Other traffic
2,950 2,722 8.4% 228

Local traffic
3,722 4,240 -12.2% -518
        
Passengers 930,867 788,962 18.0% 141,905
        
Domestic, scheduled 52,730 43,444 21.4% 9,286

Arriving
27,316 22,067 23.8% 5,249

Departing
25,414 21,377 18.9% 4,037

Transit/transfer
0 0 - 0
        
International, scheduled 560,879 412,314 36.0% 148,565

Arriving
274,386 202,315 35.6% 72,071

Departing
278,853 203,575 37.0% 75,278

Transit/transfer
7,640 6,424 18.9% 1,216
        
Charter 309,442 326,320 -5.2% -16,878

Arriving
141,544 150,499 -6.0% -8,955

Departing
147,168 156,623 -6.0% -9,455

Transit/transfer
20,730 19,198 8.0% 1,532
        
Other traffic 7,211 6,421 12.3% 790
Local traffic 605 463 30.7% 142
        
Cargo, in tons 23,411 23,662 -1.1% -251
Import10,593 11,255 -5.9% -662
Export 12,818 12,407 3.3% 411



Continuing significant growth in Billund

Billund Airport
had 226,770 passengers in May which is an increase of 23.3 per cent compared to May last year.

With an increase of 40.7 per cent scheduled international routes are in solid growth. There has been major growth in traffic to London and Oslo. To London because the destination is now being served by both Sterling and Ryanair. To Oslo because the route is now being served by Cimber Air and Sterling Airlines, who fly with jets mornings as well as evenings in both directions.

Lufthansa took over the route between Billund and Frankfurt on March 30. The effect has been extremely significant as the number of passengers on this route has increased by some 50 per cent. At the same time KLM’s route to Amsterdam is continuing its growth with double figures.

Also Cimber Air’s expansion on its services to Munich, Bergen and Stavanger has contributed to the growth. The same goes for Sterling Airlines’ new routes to Prague and Sardinia, Air Baltic’s new route between Billund and Riga, and the increasing number of flights with Iceland Express between Billund and Keflavik.

Also Ryanair’s many routes have contributed significantly to the growth.
The development continues. On June 17 Ryanair opens its new route between Birmingham and Billund and on September 24 a new route between Edinburgh and Billund.

Top 5 of international scheduled services from Billund:

1.        Amsterdam
2.        London
3.        Oslo
4.        Frankfurt
5.        Paris

Charter traffic had in May 77,500 passengers, which is unchanged compared to May last year.
The biggest destination in May was Antalya in Turkey.

Top 5 of charter destinations from Billund:

1.        Antalya
2.        Palma de Mallorca
3.        Chania
4.        Rhodes
5.        Dalaman

Domestic services to Copenhagen and Bornholm carried 12,336 passengers in May, which is 21.7 per cent more than May last year.

The amount of handled air cargo went down by 5.8 per cent to 4,635 tonnes.

Billund, June 1 2008
Jørgen Krab Jørgensen