New routes and frequency possibilities and why these routes would work
One of the best market opportunities from this catchment area: Strong demand to Costa Brava with large number of second home owners
This destination provides an excellent short sector potential and support to expanding North American network
Large Polish community from the South of Poland (around 400 000 people)
Good potential opportunity to Portugal (business, leisure and community potential)
The clean, modern airport and Lille’s Grand Place: The new low cost carriers which have started arriving have been rewarded with good load factors as new markets have started building – this is particularly true of Ryanair on new Marseilles, Pisa, Alicante, Porto services.
Good potential opportunity in Northern part of UK, no competition with High Speed Train Eurostar
Strong potential to Spain merging business and leisure potentials
One of the best market opportunity from catchment area: Linking 2 key centers of textile, mechanic, automobile, glass industry, distribution, organic chemistry and agro food business
Good market opportunity emerging leisure and business potential
Currently the largest leisure destination (more than 110.000 pax/year) served only by charter services
French domestic destinations
Lille airport has demonstrated a positive market response to new services to France; opportunities exist!
Unserved market with potential of markets in connexion to Middle East, Africa and Asia
Lille is a strong market: The airport and the TGV interchange, offering fast links London, Paris and Brussels, has drastically improved the size of the catchment and the quality and power of the third largest city in France.
Other major reasons to serve this airport
Lille airport has demonstrated market response with high load factor and stimulated the existing market:
Ryanair on Marseilles & Porto
easyJet on Nice, Toulouse, Bordeaux (starting on December 2012), Geneva (starting on March 2013)
Volotea has started Bordeaux, Nantes and will open Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Montpellier summer 2013
Vueling on Barcelona
Transavia will start 6 new routes 5 (EU and international) on summer 2013
International routes potential from Lille represents strong potential to America Northern & Southern, Africa, Middle East and Asia
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Marketing and other support
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Lille: Young and dynamic – the third largest city in France is under one hour from Paris and Brussels – so the catchment ranges from 1.5m in the metro area to over 20m within two hours.
The city and region of Lille offers an excellent strategic location to tap potential traffic in both northern France and western Belgium between Brussels and Cologne.
The city of Lille city is the third largest French city and the 8th largest area out of the top 500 European cities with a density of 514 inhabitants per square kilometre
Lille city the 3rd largest French city
1.5 million Inhabitants
Second largest French regional airport catchment area
Young and dynamic population: 150,000 students in Lille
30 min catchment area: 3.6 million inhabitants
60 min catchment area: 7.8 million inhabitants
120 min catchment area: 20.5 million inhabitants
Catchment includes 600,000 Belgian population within 15km of Lille
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
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Powerful Lille serves a catchment including 62 brands with a combined economic footprint of €165 billion.
Lille has a large catchment area
French and Belgian populations
Centre of a large market with business and leisure potentials
A dynamic, diverse, local economy with subsidiaries based in different European countries (e.g. Auchan, Leroy Merlin, Norauto, Bonduelle…)
62 major companies (with a €165 billion annual turnover) support Lille airport’s development
Lille: gateway to three main European Capitals (Paris, Brussels, London)!
Paris centre, 1hour (high speed train TGV)
Paris CDG, 0h50 (TGV)
Brussels, 0h38 (TGV)
London St Pancreas, 1h20 (Eurostar)
Expected traffic in 2009: 1,150,000 passengers (+15% vs 2008)
Low cost traffic now represents17% of all traffic.
60% domestic traffic
76%/24% scheduled/charter mix
30% international traffic
Modern airport, modern city infrastructure, superb culture – significant state of the art reasons to develop route opportunities to Milan, Manchester, Barcelona, Madrid from France’s third-largest city.
Infrastructure & Operations:
Hours of operation:
Lille airport is open 24/7
Efficient Cat. III airport
No slot restrictions
Current terminal capacity: 2-2.5m pax/year
Plans to extend airport capacity: 5m pax/year
Restrictions during peak periods: none
25 mins aircraft turnaround
Check in desks:
Number of desks: 18
Restrictions during peak periods : none
Passenger, staff, vehicle and baggage control : Securitas & Brinks
Airport patrol provided by French Police and Gendarmerie