11 March, 2012

Important increase of the passengers at Angers Marcé Airport in 2011

It is still a little airport. The fourth of the Pays de la Loire, far from Nantes Atlantique which recorded more than 3 millions of passengers en 2011, far from Saint-Nazaire Montoir (14 500 in 2011) and behind Le Mans Arnage (6 500 last year), but its traffaic took off in 2011. Angers Marcé, is not the smallest, but, maybe the youngest airport of the Pays de la Loire. Nevertheless it recorded 5 300 passengers in 2011 : an increase of 60% compared to 2011.

This is good news for its main financial supports : the city of Angers and the Maine et Loire Industry and Commerce Chamber. Recently, the airport opened a new line toward London, apparently as competitive as those offered by Ryan Air at Tours Airport. Another line will be operated to Nice from the beginning of May. In the previous years, several lines and companies choose to close their travels because of their insufficient profitability. 

If the nature of the travels isn't disclosed, business or leisure, the increase could be a clue of the dynamic of the local economy. In order to expend the trend, the Angers Marcé should change its name in something cloe to Angers Loire Valley.

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