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Operating performance

Bologna Airport consolidated revenues amounted to Euro 90.4 million, increasing by 12.8% compared to Euro 80.1 million in 2015, thanks to the positive trend registered 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 and services to passengers).

In particular, 2016 Aeronautical revenues amounted to Euro 48.2 million, with an increase of 11.5% due to the growth in the passengers traffic and tariffs starting from 1st January 2016, as well as increase of tonnage of the aircrafts. The Non-Aeronautical revenues amount to Euro 35.4 million, registering a growth of 9.1% thanks to the positive trend of all its components and in particular car parking, Retail, services to passengers and real estate areas management.

The operating costs 2016 amounted to Euro 62.2 million, with an increase of 10.6% compared to 56.3 million in 2015, mainly due to increased costs for construction services related to higher investments (+65%), increased services costs mainly for the runway maintenance costs, the new security services and the mobility-impaired passengers’ services, (+9.8%), the increase in leases, rentals and other costs (+12.1%) connected to increased traffic, higher personnel cost which increased by 5.5% due to the new National Labour contract and the growth of 13 full-time units. On the other side, costs for consumables and goods decreased (-7.6%) as well as other operating expenses.

2016 Consolidated EBITDA amounted to Euro 28.2 million, with a growth of 18.1% compared to Euro 23.9 million in 2015. Consolidated EBIT amounted to Euro 17.3 million, growing by 21.5% compared to Euro 14.2 million in 2015.

The above mentioned positive dynamics supported the consolidated Net Profit that in 2016 amounted to Euro 11.4 million, growing by 60.3% compared to Euro 7.1 million in 2015.

Traffic

Bologna Airport has registered in 2016 a significant growth of traffic for a total of 7,680,992 passengers, included flights and General Aviation, compared to 6,889,742 passengers in 2015.

This growth was driven both by international passengers – increased by 11.3% compared to 2015 and amounting to 75% of the total, with an incidence in line with the previous year – as well as by national passengers (+12.1% compared to 2015) thanks to the reintroduction of Alitalia flight to Catania and the start of a daily Ryanair flight to Cagliari.

The average load factor of the airlines of 78.5% remains substantially the same compared to 78.6% of 2015, thanks to the growth in passengers in line with the increase of offered seats.

Both the legacy carriers traffic and the low-cost segment contributed to confirm this positive trend in passengers’ growth. In particular, the legacy traffic registered an increase of 13.4% thanks to the Emirates flight to Dubai which was active for the whole 2016, after its introduction in November 2015, new strategic airlines such as Air Berlin with the flight to Dusseldorf, the frequency increase toward hubs served by some of the most important international airlines (Air Dolomiti/Lufthansa, Aeroflot, CSA) and the increasing seasonal leisure” flights segment with Blue Panorama and Neos.

The low cost traffic confirms as well its net growth trend, increasing by 12.6%, thanks to the strengthened investment on the airport by most important low cost airlines, Ryanair and Wizz Air in particular.

In line with the strategic objective of defining a wide network of airlines, with a solid and diversified mix between traditional and low cost airlines, 49 carriers operated at the airport in 2016. Ryanair is confirmed as the first airline for the number of passengers, followed by Wizz Air, Alitalia, Lufthansa and Air France.

Traffic data November 2017
Passengers Aircraft Movements Freight by aircraft service (Tons)
582,629 4,907 3,580

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