The airport has seen approximately 6.2 million travellers make their way through the terminals. This represents a growth of around 7.7%, which lands them in the upper range of provincial airports. “Bordeaux has become an international airport,” said its director Pascal Personne, with 112 regular lines, 87 destinations in 2017 and the presence of 31 companies.
Increases to the shuttle run between BDX – Paris have also increased to 14 per day, a frequency that will be maintained in 2019. Along with connection to the airport by a highly maintained bus service and and eventually the tramway being connected in 2021, expectations that the airport services will only increase in the coming years.
New developments and a more adapted parking system will be kick started for 2019. The “45th parallel” project has also made it’s way out of a limbo state. With the creation of an upscale hotel and international conference center expected to get off the ground in 2019.
Other projects see the development of a boarding pier in Hall A. The idea is also to build an architectural layout that will link halls A and B and will also provide more commercial space.
However, the major project planned for the low-cost terminal Billi (acronym of Bordeaux Illico) is the doubling of the current size. It is planned that more than 5,000 square meters will be laid out with better planing and organisation for check-ins. This will also see the possibility of accommodating nine aircraft, instead of the current six.