Traffic at Lyon-Saint Exupéry broke its historic record in May, with an
increase of +10.9 % or 813,251 passengers.
Traditionally, passenger traffic at Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport reaches its highest level in July. This year, passenger traffic for the month of May posted 813,251 passengers, thus exceeding the previous record registered in July of 2010 (811,742 passengers). Another record was reached on Monday 2 May, 2011 for the number of daily passengers: 32,985 travellers. These results are a testament to the positive development of air traffic on both domestic and international flights.
The month of May also saw another first, with domestic air traffic rising by +16.5% (287,111 passengers). Transverse lines posted a rise of +19.3%, with traffic increasing for Biarritz, Bordeaux, Nantes, Strasbourg and Toulouse.
International traffic increased by +8.3% in May, representing some 511,394 passengers. Flights to Germany, Belgium, Italy and Portugal all recorded rises over +20%. Traffic to Greece and Turkey rose by +43.4% and +34.4% respectively. Despite a rise of nearly 30% to Algeria, traffic to North Africa declined by 13%. This decrease is linked to the drop in traffic to Tunisia (–41%) and Marrakech (-27.5%), as a result of local events.