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Bratislava airport saw record growth in passengers

THE NUMBER of passengers who used the Bratislava airport increased 31 percent year-on-year during the first two months of this year. 

(Source: TASR)

In absolute numbers, there were 31,329 more passengers, the TASR newswire reported.

“We can say already at this moment that our predictions about the increase of transported passengers in 2015 are coming true,” airport director Ivan Trhlík told TASR.

After some years of continuous slump in the number of passengers, the airport expects to see growth quantified in the hundreds of thousands in 2015.

The number of passengers rose by 26 percent y-o-y in January, while the annual growth in February was even more visible when the number grew by 36 percent. The reason behind this trend lies in the establishment of new flight connections and the arrival of new air carriers such as flydubai and Niki, said the airport.

Another factor impacting the growth of passengers this year will be the opening of the Ryanair airlines in late March. Thanks to this, there will be three new routes from Bratislava; to Berlin, Athens and Madrid, starting on March 29. Moreover, as of summer the airport will offer more frequent flights on existing routes to London, Dublin, Birmingham, Liverpool and Paris, as reported by TASR.

The change compared to the original plans is only the start of operation of the routes by Niki which postponed the opening of flights to Brussels and Vienna from April to October 2015. It will also delay the launch of Bratislava-Palma de Mallorca to April 2016, TASR wrote.

Topic: Airlines


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