STATS: APR 2014 PAX UP 7% ON 2013Posted: May 27, 2014
Stats are now up on WAF – click here to view.
“April saw passengers up 7.2% and flights up 7.1% on April 2013 – this was helped by the much later Easter in 2014 against 2013. Rolling year is now at an increase of 9.8% in passengers and 6.3% in flights. I will be watching this closely in the coming months because the percentage increase in flights is slowly catching up with percentage increase in passengers. We don’t want to be in a situation where the percentage increase in flights is much greater than the increase in passengers – this would indicate passengers aren’t growing inline with increase in flights. We want the current flights to get busier before further services are added.
Destinations that are up are ALC up 57%, AMS up 7% (another month 10K + pax – around 4 extra people per flight compared to last year), BCN up 17%, BHD up 21%, DUB up 12%, AGP up 57%, PFO up 14% and TFS up 41% (additional rotation a week). Routes in the red are VLY down 7%, ACE down 2%, EDI down 33%, GLA down 21%, LPA down 3%, NCL/ABZ down 2% and SSH down 23%.
April was the first full month of all 4 WX routes EDI, GLA, JER and ORY – each route achieved 29 PAX (57%), 25 PAX (51%), 20 PAX (40%) and 31 PAX (62%) respectively. These aren’t bad results (particularly for EDI considering it was the first month of EDI ops), however, this will need to improve over coming months – but it is still early days. VY returned with BCN achieving 70% loads which is better than previous years with improved Friday and Sunday flight times. ALC and AGP achieved loads of 82% and 74% respectively – slightly disappointing for Easter time – but all three routes saw growth. April was the last of the Ski flights for BE with Geneva and Chambery having loads of 71% and 52% – unfortunately it does look like none of the ski routes are returning for next winter. These were always going to be difficult to sell with such a short lead in time (2 months). There was also 3 charter destinations – FUE, GOA (P&O cruises) and MCO (TCX charter) which saw loads of 65%, 100% and 94% – slight disappointment at FUE with a B757-200 being used and achieving just 152 passengers.
Overall, a good month for CWL – roll on summer.”