Strong passenger growth recorded at Luxembourg Airport in 2016
Jan 12, 2017: Luxembourg Airport has recorded fast growth in terms of passenger traffic in 2016. It has seen an increase of 12.4 percent compared to 2015 when 2.69 million passengers used the airport.
The result of 3.02 million passengers passed through the airport in 2016 has surpassed by far the expectations of lux-Airport, which had budgeted for 2.85 million passengers.
The main reasons for this accelerated growth were the arrival of 5 new airlines at Luxembourg Airport (Hop! Air France, LOT Polish Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Flybe and Ryanair) and the very fast growth of existing airlines at Luxembourg Airport.
The most spectacular growth was recorded in the first quarter of the year at 22.2 percent. The growth slowed somewhat over the summer months following global events but accelerated again to double digit figures from October onwards, with December closing the year at an impressive 22.1 percent compared to December 2015.
Luxair remains by far the largest customer of the airport at 1.73 million passengers or 57 percent market share. Luxair added two new Q400 planes to its fleet in 2016, fully replacing smaller aircraft. Lufthansa climbed to second place in spectacular fashion with a growth rate of 202 percent and 287,000 passengers. Lufthansa increased its flights to 4 daily each to Frankfurt and Munich. EasyJet is firmly in third position with 244,000 passengers or 23 percent growth. KLM also grew 11.9 percent to 164,00 passengers.