Thank you Ian.October = 801,881 up 4%
CAA Stats September 2018CAA Stats October 2018
Thank you Ian.
Strange that the CAA has now pubished all October airport stats, including BRS, yet September's are still to be closed off because BRS is outstanding. The airport's own stats are still stuck on August.
801,881 terminal passengers in October is a rise of 4.16% on October 2017. The CAA shows the rolling 12-month total as 8.603 million which is approximately 5% up on a year ago.
Working back it seems the CAA September passenger figure was in the region of 890,000, about 5.7% up on September 2017. What seems clear is that this year BRS saw six consecutive months (May-October) with passenger numbers above 800,000, including three (June, July and August) above 900,000.
As always, if BRS publishes its own September figures before the CAA publishes its own, expect BRS's to be several thousand lower than the CAA.
I too have been through both Domestic and International tables and calculated about 96,000 pax missing, the following have nothing recorded:-CAA Stats September 2018
I've had a look at the International Passenger Traffic Route Analysis for September. BRS was very late in being published which caused the September stats for all airports to be closed after October's were published.
No charter traffic passengers are shown on any route, including Sanford, meaning that many routes shared by scheduled and charter traffic are down overall by very large percentage figures.
Some charter routes are not shown at all with Enfidha and Punta Cana being examples.
The airport's press release today regarding its latest planning applications states that 2019 is likely to see in excess of 9 million passengers.
As 2018 is forecast to finish around 8.7 million, perhaps slightly less, it would mean at least another 300,000 in 2019. That increase would be down on recent years but, given that the two TUI 757s are going to be replaced by 737-800s with the consequent loss of seats and easyJet is apparently putting in one extra aircraft this summer (number 16) with Ryanair seemingly static again in its summer provision, it begs the obvious question as to where these extra passengers are coming from.
The first three months of 2019 ought to see a boost because of the increased winter services but summer might be less certain.
Verona is another that is not even shown. No real surprise there as we know that Verona has been farcical in terms of CAA stats for several years. Some months and even seasons it's not shown at all even though services have operated consistently.I too have been through both Domestic and International tables and calculated about 96,000 pax missing, the following have nothing recorded:-
Also as Local mentioned all routes having no Charter figures at all. Even though routes that are solely charter recorded as Scheduled, its a complete mess.
The first three months of 2019 might produce an additional circa 100,000 passengers, or somewhere near, especially given the disruption last March when from memory around 400 flights were cancelled because of the 'Beast From The East's second visit of the winter. The first visit also caused some disruption.Given that easyJet have not released much yet I’m wondering if no16 is still coming . Also given that there will be no growth elsewhere I also wonder where the 300k plus are coming from. New year surprises??
Thanks Marko. Strange they should say over 8.7 million in one press release and over 8.6 million in another - on consecutive days.Official announcement of 2018 figures in the latest press release
You're probably right. Assuming BRS continues to exclude certain types of traveller from its own stats the CAA terminal passenger stats are likely to be about 100,000 more than BRS's again, so around 8.7 million for the CAA would fit that bill although we are yet to learn the BRS CAA stats for November.Yes I thought that too. Perhaps they got themselves muddled with the caa figure. Now that it is 8.6 mill, that’s 400k more passengers to find for 2019.