Toulouse-Blagnac Airport has been a limited liability company with a capital of 148,000 Euros since 21 March 2007.
Toulouse-Blagnac Airport S.A. operates under a franchise agreement granted by the French government until 2046.
TOULOUSE-BLAGNAC AIRPORT (2016 Figures)
- France’s 5th airport and leading “business” airport;
- 8 081 179 passagers (+5,4 %)
- With 2 600 709 passagers (+17,6%), the low-cost segment accounted for 32,2% of the airport's traffic.
Throughout 2016, the ATB teams worked away from the spotlight, drafting ideas to give life to the construction work that will shape the new appearance of the airport.
These operations, although discreet, were essential. This is because we are building the future around a project, creating the conditions for its implementation. The project, which involves developing low-cost traffic in Europe, opening long-haul routes, redesigning the air terminal to accommodate future passengers, building a hotel, etc., managed by Casil Europe and approved by all shareholders, has big ambitions.
The initial results are already apparent. Ryanair, the largest airline in Europe in terms of the number of passengers transported, arrived at Toulouse-Blagnac airport in 2016. Along with easyJet, the two main low-cost players are now both operating in Toulouse. This is a real advantage to passengers, who now have an even broader range of direct flights to travel across Europe.
And they are not holding back! In 2016, for the first time, the airport exceeded the historic threshold of 8 million passengers a year (+5.4%). This substantial growth was the result of the reinforced low-cost offering at the platform. This sector's market share leapt from 17.6% in 2016, mainly thanks to the arrival of the Irish airline Ryanair. Not to be outdone, easyJet obtained good passenger numbers, especially on the routes opened this year. The Spanish airline Volotea, which opened a base at Toulouse-Blagnac airport in 2016, has been making good progress, completing this trio of growth drivers. In this context, international traffic was subject to strong growth (+9.5%) and domestic traffic increased by 2.6%.
Despite current security concerns and several strikes over the course of 2016, the destination of Paris is still attracting an increasing number of passengers (+1.4%). Air traffic will be increased according to a controlled aircraft-movement plan. By using higher-capacity aircraft, the airlines have limited the number of take-offs and landings at the platform (+3.5%, 95,192 movements) while continuing to meet the ever-increasing demand of inhabitants for air travel. 2016 was a year for groundwork. The large-scale projects, which will be launched in 2017 and completed in 2018, will completely transform the airport as we currently know it.