Caen Caen Airport has seen its traffic rebound by +40% in 2021 compared to 2020 (DR CCI Caen Normandie Aéroport Caen-Carpiquet)

Resolutely confident! “, ” Results beyond our forecasts “: on the occasion of the publication of the 2021 balance sheet, the management of Caen Airport sent out “positive vibes” on an air market that is coming out of a particularly morose period. It must be said that the Normandy platform has indeed raised its head last year, with traffic up 40% compared to 2020, reaching 227,168 passengers. Business travelers are no strangers to this rebound in activity, with Caen-Carpiquet’s management emphasizing that ” the airport has a loyal business clientele

. Lyon, Marseille and Ajaccio form the top three destinations from the Normandy airport according to data provided by the platform’s managers. However, the hub has not returned to its pre-Covid results, as passenger traffic remains 25% lower than in 2019, and activity is still strongly subject to seasonal peaks. Caen-CarpiquetEvolution of passenger traffic at Caen-Carpiquet Airport

What about 2022? This year, ten destinations will be served from Caen airport – Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Calvi, Figari, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice and Toulouse – operated by Air France and Volotea

. But above all, the Normandy hub is preparing for the future with structuring work. After investing some 60,000 euros last year to reorganize the outside passenger reception area, Caen-Carpiquet plans to add a second such area this year, and to improve accessibility for passengers in cars. In April, a new user parking area with 450 spaces will be opened to the public. Above all, the airport is preparing to take on a new dimension, since 2022 will see the launch of a competition for the creation of a new terminal building. To be continued.

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Florian Guillemin