2017 is on track to be a record-breaking year for the Toulouse airport. Having beaten numerous records in terms of passenger numbers, and with the opening of several long-haul routes for the winter, the Toulouse airport and the services it provides are a clear favourite with passengers and airlines alike.
Record growth in August, for Toulouse-Blagnac airport: +23.1% with respect to 2016 and +16.8% in cumulative number of passengers since the start of the year.
The airport has never before recorded such an outstanding growth rate.
This increase is based on the success of the 2017 Spring-Summer offer, particularly for international flights (+33.7%, cumulated since the start of the year). One of the drivers behind this success is the low-cost sector and its three main representatives in Toulouse: easyJet, Ryanair and Volotea now account for 44.6% of all traffic, which is a record in itself. International air traffic, with almost 3 million cumulated passengers since the start of the year (+33.7% with respect to 2016), has been boosted in particular by regular routes including Amsterdam, Madrid, Brussels and Lisbon, as well as flights serving London’s major airports - Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted - and flights to North Africa, which are picking up again.
All of this is great news as we move towards the winter season, and a programme that includes new long-haul routes to Martinique and Réunion operated by XL Airways and an increase in the capacity of several low-cost airlines such as Ryanair, which is opening its twelfth route to Edinburgh just one year after its arrival at the Toulouse airport.