Bologna Airport consolidated revenues amounted to Euro 80.1 million in 2015, increasing by 4.2% compared to 2014. This trend has been positively driven by both Aeronautical (airport charges paid by passengers, airlines and airport operators) and Non-Aeronautical revenues (mainly represented by car parking activities, retail sub-concessions, advertising and services to passengers).
In particular, 2015 Aeronautical revenues amounted to Euro 43.3 million, with an increase of 5.2% compared to 2014, mainly due to the growth in the passengers traffic. The 8.2% growth of Non-Aeronautical revenues, which in 2015 reached Euro 32.4 million, was instead mainly due to the positive trend of revenues from car parking, Retail – which in turn benefited from higher passengers’ volume, particularly in Food and Beverage – and services to passengers.
The operating costs registered in 2015 a slight increase of 1.3%, amounting to Euro 56.3 million. This increase is lower than the passenger and revenue growth.
2015 Consolidated EBITDA registered an increase of more than Euro 2.5 million, amounting to Euro 23.9 million, with a growth of 11.8% compared to 2014.
2015 Consolidated Net Profit amounted to Euro 7.1 million, with a growth of 1.9% compared to 2014 Euro 7 million, despite non-recurring expenses of Euro 2.6 million related to the IPO of the Parent Company on the “STAR segment” of the Italian Mercato Telematico Azionario (MTA).
Bologna Airport breaks a new traffic record in 2015: almost seven million passengers (6,889,742), totaling a growth of 4.7% versus 2014.
The average load factor of the airlines operating at Bologna Airport grew in 2015, despite the substantial stability of the number of movements (-0.4%) and the tonnage growth (+1.6%) for the increasing use of larger aircrafts by major airlines, confirming the attention to efficiency of the industry.
International flight passengers increased in 2015, accounting for 75% of total passengers, while domestic flight passengers marked a slight decrease due to the lower offer of some domestic carriers.
The traffic growth in 2015 is mainly due to the starting of several new connections (Budapest, Dubai, Katowice, Las Palmas, Lviv, Prague and Tel Aviv) and the increased frequencies on some important existing routes (in particular: Berlin, Bucharest, Cagliari, Chisinau, Copenhagen, Istanbul and Moscow).
In line with the strategic objective of maintaining a wide network of active airlines, 2015 confirms the solidity of the traffic mix between traditional and low cost airlines for a total of 49 carriers. In particular, Ryanair is confirmed as the airline with the highest number of passengers in the airport, followed by Lufthansa, Air France / KLM, Wizz Air and Alitalia.
Traffic data February 2016
||Freight by aircraft service (Tons)