The airport takes off abroad

Jeudi, 21 Février, 2019

After two years of major work, Toulouse-Blagnac airport is now looking towards the future. In 2019, Toulouse airport will provide passengers and airlines with new developments that will enable the airport to make further progress on the European scene.

Again, Toulouse-Blagnac airport was busier in 2018: 9,630,308 passengers chose Toulouse airport for their travel, i.e., 3.9% more than the previous year.

Detailed figures revealed a major change: for the first time in the airport's history, international traffic (+7.1%) exceeded domestic traffic (+0.7%). This trend should continue in the coming years owing to the developments commissioned over the past few weeks: after two years of work, Toulouse-Blagnac airport is currently offering a level of service and a commercial offering in line with the highest European standards. These vital developments were needed to convince airlines to choose Toulouse in their development plans for routes to Europe and the rest of the world.

Low-cost traffic was once again a major growth driver, illustrated by the impressive rise of easyJet. In 2018, the orange airline was the airline that transported the most passengers for the first time in Toulouse.

This traffic growth is also in line with a responsible approach in terms of aircraft movements, which have dropped by 1.8% compared to 2017. There were fewer movements than in 2000, when the airport recorded 5.3 million passengers.