The airports of Ostend-Bruges and Antwerp have been able to welcome a record number of travellers during the summer months of July and August
July and August 2017 counted 53,548 passengers for Antwerp airport, an increase of 21.9% over the summer months in 2016.
Airport Ostend-Bruges recorded an increase of 27.7% in the summer months July and August compared to the same period in 2016, representing 106,090 passengers.
Popularity of regional airports is increasing
The increase in the number of passengers is mainly due to the new destinations and additional capacity of TUI flights which are certainly popular with the holidaymakers in the summer. The increase for both airports shows that regional airports are gaining importance and that travellers find it easier to find their way. Affordable parking, fast check-in, easy accessibility and proximity to airports also play an important role in the decision-making process of travellers.
Dirk Van Holsbeke, General Manager TUI says:
Every year TUI marks an increasing enthusiasm for the regional airports of Ostend and Antwerp. The accessibility, small scale and cosiness of the renovated lobby are a very pleasant and relaxed start for our travellers.
In order to optimize passenger comfort, new departure halls were built earlier this year in both airports. Travellers can now use various food and beverage options both before and after security, which further optimises passenger experience at these airports.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017