Sharp increase in traffic in the 2017 second quarter in VINCI Airports’ network 12 July 2017

In the second quarter of 2017, VINCI Airports reported sharp growth in passenger traffic, up 14.1%* on the second quarter of 2016, with 37.4 million passengers welcomed in the network’s 35 airports.

Very strong growth in Portugal and Cambodia

Very sharp growth in Portugal (+20.6%) primarily reflects the strong performance of the […]

Phnom Penh airport - Entrance / Check-in area In the second quarter of 2017, VINCI Airports reported sharp growth in passenger traffic, up 14.1%* on the second quarter of 2016, with 37.4 million passengers welcomed in the network's 35 airports.

Very strong growth in Portugal and Cambodia

Very sharp growth in Portugal (+20.6%) primarily reflects the strong performance of the national carrier TAP, which is benefitting from the recovery of traffic with Brazil and the opening of numerous new lines. The further development of low-cost traffic from Europe is the other main driver of increased traffic in Portuguese airports, with all the major players of the segment reporting double-digit growth over the period.

In Cambodia (+30.5%), Chinese passengers continue to boost traffic in the airports of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, which reported growth of 23.7% and 33.6% respectively. Both airports also benefit from sustained growth of passengers travelling from ASEAN countries. The airport of Sihanoukville, located in the country's main beach resort, recorded spectacular growth of 269.4%, thanks to the opening of several new lines serving this destination, which is increasingly popular with domestic and Asian tourists.

Sustained growth in French airports

Activity was also brisk in the French airports operated by VINCI Airports, with traffic up by 8.5%, supported by sharp growth in the Lyon-Saint Exupéry, Nantes Atlantique and Rennes Bretagne airports.

Traffic in the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, which rose by 5.9% over the period, continues to benefit from the opening of new lines in 2016 and the arrival of new airline companies such as Air Canada and Wizz Air.  Growth of 13.8% at Nantes Atlantique reflects a dynamic performance from companies operating there, including Volotea, Air France and Transavia, and the arrival of new companies such as Lufthansa and British Airways, which stimulates international traffic. Rennes Airport, which reported the highest growth of the French airports in 2016, remains dynamic with an increase of 11.6% in traffic, thanks notably to the opening of a new Rennes-Madrid line operated by Iberia Express.

Traffic growth in Japan

In Japan, where VINCI Airports is present since April 2016, the Kansai airports recorded 8.4% growth in traffic compared to the preceding year, led by strong development of low-cost companies and the increase in traffic, in particular from South Korea.

These excellent results confirm the rising trend in traffic since the beginning of the year. From January to June, the airports in the VINCI Airports network welcomed more than 70 million passengers, an increase of 12.8% - 11.7% over 12 months year-on-year.

 

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Data covering full scope (100%), without regard to percentage of holding. Variations on a pro forma basis including Kansai Airports, Aerodom and Lyon-Saint Exupéry over a full year in 2016