The largest growths were reported with Ryanair, whose passenger numbers rose by 33,000 from 2016 to 2017, and Luxair, which added 115,000 passengers
Nearly every airline operating routes out of Luxembourg airport recorded a growth in passenger numbers from 2016 to 2017, according to Luxairport.
In a press release published on Thursday, the airport authority said that the largest growths were reported with Ryanair, whose passenger numbers rose by 33,000 from 2016 to 2017, and Luxair, which added 115,000 passengers.
The latter, for whom Luxairport is its permanent base, remained the largest airline with 1.84m passengers. Ryanair recorded 364,000 passengers, while 292,000 passengers flew with Lufthansa to or from Luxembourg. Low cost airline easyJet recorded 263,000, and KLM had 167,000 passengers.
In total, 3.6 million passengers passed through the airport in 2017 compared to 2016’s 3.02m, exceeding the 3.5m forecast. The peak was recorded in July, when a record-breaking 362,000 people travelled through the airport.
Passengers at Luxairport can access around 76 destinations via direct flights. The most sought-after destinations by passengers remained unchanged from 2016 to 2017 and feature Porto, followed by Lisbon, Munich, Frankfurt and London City. If one adds together all four London airports, then London was the most popular destination.