Stats for Feb 14 are now on WAF. Click here to view.
“Another month of growth at CWL, PAX up 30% to 59,611. Rolling year up 7%.
These figures were helped by the two airlifts that occurred in February this year. One to Dublin and one to France. The French airlift carried over 7700 passengers on charter flights, whilst the Dublin lift carried over 2300 passengers on charter flights. However, even without these charter flights, we saw more standard passengers using Cardiff compared to last February.
Many destinations showed growth with ALC up 213%, AMS up 8%, EDI up 22.3%, AGP up 114% and TFS up 28%. A slightly better month for VY on APG and ALC with LFs of 66% and 62% respectively, however, this is still below the level it needs to be to be sustainable for VY. It is interesting to note the TOM had nearly half the number of flights to AGP but carried nearly as many people.
Routes that saw drops included SSH at -6% (due to less popularity of holiday to Egypt), BHD down 12% (less rotations, but still at a LF of 70%), GLA -32% (due to WX taking over), ACE -5% and VLY -9%. Cityjet took over the GLA route and started ORY at the end of Jan, so Feb is the first month to see how the routes are progressing. GLA had a load of 45%, and ORY had a load of 37%, which relates to passengers of 23 and 19 respectively. This isn’t a horrendous start but this will need to improve over the next few months for Cityjet to see CWL as sustainable. Two further routes to EDI and JER commence in April.
Lets hope we continue to see growth until May, which will be a continuous 12 months of growth at CWL. “
Click here to view stats for August 2013.
“August was a very busy month for the airport. Passenger numbers up 14.4%, with flights up 7.1%. The rolling year passenger numbers is now just short of breaking even, so fingers crossed for a busy September.
The majority of flights saw increases and high load factors. Many of the core routes show growth i.e. AMS, DUB, GLA, CDG. The Dusseldorf route had its busiest month so far with a load factor of 68% on a 78 seat aircraft (about 53 PAX per flight). Many holiday routes showed growth, many helped by Vueling. AGP saw huge growth with a 530% increase and a load factor of 87% across Thomson and Vueling. The individual LFs for Vueling were very strong and hopefully will remain high for the rest of the summer season.
Some routes saw decreases, again AYT and BJV are due to capacity cuts by TCX compared to last summer. The Funchal charter only had loads of 62%, 100 people, which is disappointing and may hinder further growth by Atlantic Holidays for 2014.”
|The stats for July 2013 are now on the Wales Air Forum site. Click here to download.
Contains information on load factors, passengers per flight, busiest airline in terms of passengers and movements and also where the busiest destinations were.
The CAA statistics for May 2013 are now available on the WAF site for Cardiff Airport. Passengers up 8.7% and flights up 2.2%.
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The March stats are up on the WAF site. Click here to view.
Total passengers down 18% (mainly due to the 6 Nations). This does mean that CWL has officially passed the 1 million passenger barrier for a rolling year! This is sad news, however, hopefully this should pick back up by the end of the year.
The LFs for the first few VY rotations were 61% for BCN, 65% for ALC and 48% for AGP. However, this is expected at the start of the season with much of the traffic being one way. April will give us a better insight.