For the Airport of Ostend-Bruges we noted an increase of 113,8% in passengers to 253.036 for the first six months of this year. The cargo business at Ostend-Bruges Airport also increased with 27,6% for the first six months of this year to 12.340 tons. The increase in passenger numbers and cargo related business also has a positive impact on the financial results of both airports.
An increasing number of travelers are finding their way to the regional airports in Belgium. The long queues, the various strikes and a number of power failures at Brussels Airport brought along this shift. The ease of access, short distances and a hassle free environment are major advantages of our airports, and are also the reasons why an increasing number of travelers are choosing to fly from our airports.
Results from our Delight survey for Antwerp Airport (861 respondents) in May 2016 also show why people are travelling from this airport.