2013 and prospects for 2014

Published on 10/01/2014 at 09:46 • Updated on 10/01/2014 at 15:43

Press release

Sent: 9 January 2014

Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur in 2013 and prospects for 2014: Increased traffic and improved airport competitiveness

Significant growth in traffic, despite challenging conditions

Against the year’s rather unstable economic climate and weather conditions, ACA ended 2013 with a total of 11,554,195 passengers: a figure 3.3% higher than that for 2012. This new record represents 364,299 passengers more than in the previous year: an excellent performance given the numbers published by many neighbouring European airports.

The national market performed strongly, thanks to the ‘Nice base effect’ (+2.3%), and the dynamic performance of markets such as Scandinavia, Spain, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, delivering growth of 3.9% in international traffic.

The load coefficient was up by 2 percentage points to 70% in 2013, compared with 68% in 2012. The overall number of seats available remained relatively unchanged.

Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur: a culture of competitiveness in growth markets

In 2014, ACA will enhance airline competitiveness by half a percentage point on average.
Commercial aviation charges will rise by only 0.7%, compared with forecast inflation of 1.3% (source: French Government Finance Bill for 2014).
Furthermore, the new ground handling contracts that come into effect in January 2014 will increase the range of services available (with 4 operators) and drive down costs for airlines.

We are already seeing a number of new features for 2014 in the shape of new destinations or additional services to existing destinations, which we believe will deliver significant success in the coming year. These include Montreal, Hamburg, Minsk, Palermo, Billund, Marrakech, Shannon, Aalborg and Lisbon. Keep your eyes on the news this spring for more details!