VINCI Airports – 2019 Traffic
With 255 million passengers served in 46 airports in 2019 (+5.7% from 2018, on a comparable network base1) in 12 countries, VINCI Airports consolidated its position as the world’s second-largest airport operator in terms of passenger numbers.
Passenger traffic at a number of airports operated by VINCI Airports reached symbolic milestones in 2019: 50 million passengers at the Kansai airports; 30 million at Lisbon; and 6 million at Belgrade. Reflecting the high-quality service provided for airlines and the regions in which VINCI Airports operates, 325 new routes were opened across its network, including 61 long-haul routes such as Lisbon-Doha operated by Qatar Airways, Osaka-London operated by British Airways, London-Shanghai operated by Air China, and Santiago de Chile-Barcelona operated by Iberia.
The year’s highlight was the integration on 13 May of London Gatwick, in which VINCI Airports acquired a majority shareholding of 50.01%.
Despite events in the business environment that adversely impacted several airports at the end of the year, overall passenger traffic across the VINCI Airports network rose 2.1% in the fourth quarter (like-for- like), reflecting the network’s resilience.