The first time that April has seen over 700,000 passengers. It was only in 2008 that any month saw over 700,000 for the first time - unsurprisingly August of that year - but there was then a wait until 2013 for another month (August again) to see over 700,000 thanks to the recession.CAA Stats for April 2018 now published.
Pax 702,940 up 4%
Atm 5,359 up 4%
If August sees a similar percentage increase the monthly total will be around 970,000. August 2019 would then need a 3% increase to reach one million passengers in the month. I remember Les Wilson (legendary former MD of the airport sadly no longer with us) celebrating when one million was reached for the first time in a year.Bristol Airport has published passenger data for May 2018.
820,476 up 7.19% on May 2017
Perhaps someone at CAA been reading some of the posts over the last few months and it spured them to get stats out in the first tranche.CAA Stats May 2018
BRS features in the first tranche of monthly results for once.
834,054 passengers handled in the month, up 7.5% on May 2017. Atms were up 3.6%. Rolling 12-month total was 8,344,827, up 5.3% on a year ago.
Assuming the CAA stats show June at over 900,000 - it seems a very safe assumption given that BRS doesn't include the likes of Under 2s and others in its own figures - it will be only the second month in the airport's history of a monthly total over 900,000. The first occasion was August last year with 905,050.June 2018
Still awaiting CAA stats but BRS's own stats show 894,435 passengers handled in the month, up 6.25% on the airport's figures for June 2017.
A similar percentage rise in CAA stats would take the monthly total over 900,000 - the first time the 900,000 barrier will have been exceeded in June.
Charter was certainly up easily the most percentage wise, but with actual numbers charter and scheduled international added roughly the same number of passengers in June.Interestingly its charter flights that's driving the growth and that won't be a factor next year . Any idea what the forecasts are for next year ?
CAA stats for June now out and show that 907,578 terminal passengers used the airport in the month, an increase of 6.56% on June 2017. The rolling 12-month total is exactly 8,400,000, up 4.93% on a year ago.If the CAA June stats are up by 6.25% it will mean that there were 53,275 more passengers in June this year than in June 2017 giving a total of 905,680 passengers in June this year. . Based on the CAA rolling 12-month total for May the rolling 12-month total at the end of June would be 8,398,102, up 4.9% on the same period a year ago. Because the CAA's figure has a higher base the percentage won't be exactly the same as BRS's own figures but these numbers should be in the right area.
No. August this year would need a 10% increase over last August and that is highly unlikely. If current monthly percentage increases are continued into the peak summer August this year will probably see around 965,000, perhaps a bit more.Has Bristol Airport ever exceeded 1,000,000 passengers in a single calendar month?
It's a busy little airport but is in desperate need to be able to expand its site size. It's proactively pursuing this aim and already owns some adjacent land outside the current boundary. There will be lot of objectors as the airport is sited in the Green Belt but part of the site has already been declared a Green Belt Inset and the airport must be hoping they can persuade the local authority to expand the Inset.I hadn't realised BRS was actually so close to breaking the million in a month barrier.
7% increase on July 2017 CAA stats would give around 936,000 for this July. Rolling 12-month total would be circa 8.46 million at the end of July.The July figures have been published today. They are 925910 an increase of 60865 on July 2017. Those who would rather deal in percentages it is 7.06%.
In mathematical terms a 7% annual rise (in compound terms) results in a doubling of the original base number in 10 years!However, percentages on their own can have a usefulness. For instance, since May the monthly percentage passenger rises at BRS have been 7.5%, 6.5% and 7% respectively. June's 6.5%
If BRS saw a 7% rise in passenger numbers in each of the next ten years we’d be looking at 16 mppa in 2028. Isn’t going to happen of course.In mathematical terms a 7% annual rise (in compound terms) results in a doubling of the original base number in 10 years!
As Jerry points out, the CAA issues monthly and annual passenger figures in respect of every UK international and domestic route. The figures are for routes not for individual airlines on a route, although the figures are divided into scheduled and charter passengers.Of the 8.6 million passengers for the year is there ever a breakdown of international and domestic numbers including Dublin and channel Islands