Published on : Saturday, September 6, 2014
A reduction in passenger numbers was indeed expected, as the airport announced at the start of the year. However, this fall has remained under control, and the impact has been significantly less than anticipated. During these first eight months, 4,300,688 passengers travelled through Charleroi airport, compared with the 4,538,819 recorded in 2013, equivalent to a fall of around 5%; the estimated drop was 13%.
Jean-Jacques Cloquet, CEO of BSCA, feels reassured and believes in the future of his airport: “Our results for 2014 have exceeded all our expectations. Charleroi airport has managed to emerge unscathed from a very competitive environment, which has meant that it has been able to achieve passenger numbers that have beaten the estimates calculated at the beginning of the year. 2014 will definitely be marked by a fall in passenger numbers but it also saw the arrival of three new airlines, namely Pegasus Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium and 4YOU Airlines, who will start operating in November.
The airlines already present in Charleroi are also developing new destinations for the winter season, which will boost BSCA’s appeal.” Growth and diversification are two very important concepts for Brussels South Charleroi Airport, ones which it is keen to promote. That is why all of our staff take a professional approach to quality, targeting new markets and other airlines to offer new services to our passengers.
Source:- Charleroi Airport