Key Figures

Economic data

In 2010 the company registered a net profit of 4,5 million euro, an improvement of 5% compared to 2009.

Despite the negative impact of the volcanic ash cloud, the company has experienced passenger growth (+15.3% on 2009) which resulted in a significant increase in revenues (+10%) for a total of 68,2 million euros.

EBITDA was 17,4 million euros, a slight decline (-2%) to 2009, for the increase in operating costs mainly related to the promotion of greater traffic and to a lesser extent to the increase in labor costs (renewal of the national contract) and higher charges for snow removal.

Thanks to improvements in financial management, management of subsidiary companies and extraordinary management, the earning before taxes reached 7,2 million euro and net profit reached 4,5 million euro that represents the best result in the last five years.

Traffic

The long-lasting domestic recession, the difficulties some airlines were faced with (decreasing routes and frequencies) and the Terminal restyling works still in progress in their final stage did not prevent Bologna Airport from growing in 2013 too, reporting figures that go the opposite way as compared to the average of Italian airports.

Marconi closed year 2013 with the unprecedented traffic data in the airport’s history: last 18th December, the record of 6 million passengers was set up for the first time (by the end of the year the number was 6.193.783) with a 4% growth on 2012. Bologna Airport has turned out to be one of the few Italian airports to have recorded the plus sign as compared with a negative domestic average (- 2,1%, source Assaeroporti jan – nov).

In detail, traffic increase was caused by the international flights (4.555.610 passengers, +7,9%), especially stimulated by the new- entry airlines (Transavia, Tunisair, Vueling and Wizzair), the start-up of new routes (Bilbao, Cluj-Napoca, Dublin, Eindhoven, Iasi, Sofia, Timisoara and Tunis) and by the higher number of frequencies of existing connections (Barcelona, Bucharest, Catania, Istanbul, Marrakech, Tirana and Valencia). Domestic flight passengers have instead recorded a minus sign (1.630.955, -5,7%), caused by Italian recession and Alitalia cuts.

As regards the carrier type, it should be noticed that traditional legacy carriers transported 2.932.099 passengers. Low-cost carriers served 2.974.178 passengers and charter flights 220.944 (59.344 transit passengers are to be added to the charter passengers figure).

Total movements were 61.281, marking a decrease of 3,2%. Air freight grew remarkably: 33.555.947 tons of freight transported by air.

Paris is top of the pops among Bologna Airport’s favorite destinations (473.431 passengers for both De Gaulle and Beauvais), followed by London with around 440.000 passengers (sum of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted) and Catania totaling over 300.000. The top ten also shows Frankfurt, Palermo, Madrid, Istanbul, Rome, Munich and Casablanca. Among the rising destinations, Moscow (+222% passengers) and Bucharest (+184%) are on top.

Traffic data May 2014*
Passengers Aircraft Movements Freight by aircraft service (Tons)
594,003     5,395 2,911

*General Aviation not included.