New Record For Passenger Traffic At Guadeloupe’s International Airport
Abymes International Airport has broken its monthly passenger traffic record, with more than 241 thousand passengers welcomed last February.
With 241,317 passengers welcomed in February 2018, passenger traffic at the Pole Caraibes International Airport grew by + 7.1% year-on-year and broke a monthly record, mainly due to the strong growth in passenger traffic. France-Guadeloupe axis, which rose by 9.5% in February 2018. The Paris-Charles De Gaule line continued to increase (+ 116.5%) while Paris-Orly fell -2.2% % due to a reduction in the number of flights compared to last year. North America and Europe also increased with + 24.1% and + 16.0% respectively. Similarly, growth remained very strong in destinations in the Caribbean zone (+ 8.8%).
Overall decrease in traffic on the regional network Antilles-Guyane
On the regional network, traffic to St-Martin Grand Case and St-Barth recorded a + 1.4% increase due to the numerous displacements for the reconstruction of the islands following the hurricanes. On the other hand, the Fort de France-Cayenne route fell by -5.8%, penalized by the Fort de France axis (-6.9%), a consequence of the new commercial policy of Air Caraïbes and Air Antilles, while that the Cayenne axis improves by + 3.8%. In total, over the first two months of the year, the traffic of Guadeloupe-Pole Caraibes is up + 8.1% with a total of 485,328 passengers. Same trend for air cargo which recorded at the end of February + 18.3% of additional traffic.