The improvement in traffic continued in the 2nd quarter of 2023 (+24.1% compared to the 2nd quarter of 2022; -6.7% compared to the 2nd quarter of 2019)
● Excluding Asia, traffic returned to its 2019 level in May and June
● Visitor levels still very high in Portugal, Serbia, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica
In the paragraphs below, and unless otherwise stated, variations refer to traffic levels for the second quarter of 2023 compared to those for the same period of 2019 .
More than 67 million passengers used the airports of the VINCI Airports network in the 2nd quarter of 2023 (-6.7% compared to the same period of 2019). The continued strong demand, served by a growing supply of seats, has enabled traffic – outside Asia – to return to its pre-crisis level since May . Some airports on the European and American continents are maintaining historic traffic levels , sometimes significantly higher than in 2019.
Traffic was maintained this quarter at levels well above 2019 in all airports in Portugal , particularly in Porto and Funchal (Madeira). Domestic connections and connections with major European cities were particularly busy. Several companies such as Ryanair, easyJet and SATA have significantly increased their seat supply, while the high and increasing load factors (85.8% on average, + 1.6 pts compared to 2019) reflect the very strong demand. At Belgrade Airport, traffic stabilized at more than 20% above 2019 levels, supported by still very strong demand on regional routes (Turkey, Eastern Europe, Balkans). Traffic growth was also diversified thanks to new routes opened by Air Serbia (8 new routes in May including several routes with Italy, Greece, Poland and one with Chicago in the United States) and Wizz Air.
In Mexico , the good momentum in traffic at OMA airports is explained by the very marked increase in capacity at the four main airlines: Viva Aerobus (+ 83%), Volaris (+ 17%), Aeroméxico (+ 37% ) and American Airlines (+70%). The demand for flights remains very strong on both domestic and international (United States) routes. Demand also remained strong in the Dominican Republic , driven by the development of routes on the American East Coast (New York and Orlando), such as in Costa Rica , where the extension of certain winter flights enabled very good results to be recorded. good since April.
Traffic continued to grow at London Gatwick , encouraged by a surge in flight schedules from easyJet, TUI and Wizzair. Demand was particularly strong on routes to Dubai, Portugal and Turkey. Traffic is also up sharply in Belfast , very close to pre-crisis levels, as in Santiago de Chile , which benefited from strong growth in domestic traffic (+6.5% in June).
In Japan , international traffic accelerated sharply this quarter, particularly on regional routes (Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan). Connections with China are gradually being reestablished with the Asian platforms of the VINCI Airports network, but capacity is still at this stage below pre-crisis levels.
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The world’s leading private airport operator, VINCI Airports manages 65 airports in 12 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Thanks to its expertise as a global integrator, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and operates airports by providing its investment capacity and know-how in optimizing operational performance, modernizing infrastructures and managing their environmental transition. VINCI Airports is the first airport operator to commit to an environmental strategy on an international scale in 2016, to achieve net zero emissions across its entire network by 2050.