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LYS Airport

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Traffic: +35% growth
since 2015

  • +13 airlines
  • +61 routes
  • +66% low-cost traffic
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Passenger traffic at LYS

Enhanced performance since 2015

  • 1st export market after Paris
  • 35% business travellers
  • No.1 for freight after Paris
  • Strongest unserved potential in France for long-haul destinations
  • +40% self-connect traffic in one year

Route Opportunities

Landscape of Ajaccio

Ajaccio

underserved

The proportion of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes visitors to Corsica choosing to fly remains far below the French average > an opportunity to further develop the market from LYS

Landscape of Antalya

Antalya

underserved

84,000 return passengers in 2011 vs. 11,000 return passengers in 2018. A new carrier would stimulate the market to recover the missing passengers

Landscape of Bastia

Bastia

underserved

The proportion of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes visitors to Corsica choosing to fly remains far below the French average > an opportunity to further develop the market from LYS

Landscape of Berlin

Berlin

underserved

30,000 annual return passengers (33% of the overall existing market) continue to connect between LYS and Berlin despite the existing direct service

Landscape of Budapest

Budapest

underserved

27% of the total O&D traffic still connects between LYS & BUD despite the existing direct service

Landscape of Cagliari

Cagliari

underserved

A very strong charter presence that offers an attractive opportunity for scheduled carriers, including in winter

Landscape of Calvi

Calvi

underserved

The proportion of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes visitors to Corsica choosing to fly remains far below the French average > an opportunity to further develop the market from LYS

Landscape of Copenhagen

Copenhagen

underserved

40% of the current total O&D traffic still connects between LYS & CPH despite the existing direct service

Landscape of Corfou

Corfou

underserved

A very strong charter presence that offers an attractive opportunity for scheduled carriers

Landscape of Djerba

Djerba

underserved

The market has still not revovered from the traffic decrease in the early 2010s and the 2015 crisis : 150,000 return passengers in 2010 vs. 105,000 return passengers in 2018

Landscape of Dublin

Dublin

underserved

LYS offers the highest year-round yield in France from DUB and demand continues to grow

Landscape of Edinburgh

Edinburgh

underserved

40% of the total O&D traffic (14,000 passengers) still connects between LYS & EDI despite the existing direct service

Landscape of Figari

Figari

underserved

The proportion of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes visitors to Corsica choosing to fly remains far below the French average > an opportunity to further develop the market from LYS

Landscape of Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura

underserved

A very strong charter presence that offers an attractive opportunity for scheduled carriers

Landscape of Funchal

Funchal

underserved

19 000 annual return passengers without a direct service. Tour operator support possible

Landscape of Heraklion

Heraklion

underserved

A very strong charter presence that offers an attractive opportunity for scheduled carriers

Landscape of Ibiza

Ibiza

underserved

A very strong charter presence that offers an attractive opportunity for scheduled carriers

Landscape of Izmir

Izmir

underserved

24,000 return passengers in 2011 vs. 3,000 return passengers in 2018. A new carrier would stimulate the market to recover the missing passengers

Landscape of La Canée

La Canée

underserved

A very strong charter presence that offers an attractive opportunity for scheduled carriers

Landscape of Las Palmas

Las Palmas

underserved

A very strong charter presence that offers an attractive opportunity for scheduled carriers

Landscape of Mahon

Mahon

underserved

A very strong charter presence that offers an attractive opportunity for scheduled carriers

Landscape of Malaga

Malaga

underserved

20% of the current traffic is operated by charter carriers. An opportunity for scheduled carriers

Landscape of Manchester

Manchester

underserved

25% of the current total O&D traffic (40,000 passengers) still connects despite an existing direct service. Very balanced passenger profile between business and leisure traffic (including ski)

Landscape of Milan

Milan

underserved

58,000 return passengers in 2012 vs. 29,000 return passengers in 2018. A new carrier would stimulate the market to recover the missing passengers

Landscape of Monastir

Monastir

underserved

The market has still not revovered from the traffic decrease in the early 2010s and the 2015 crisis : 174,000 return passengers in 2010 vs. 144,000 return passengers in 2018

Landscape of Olbia

Olbia

underserved

A very strong charter presence that offers an attractive opportunity for scheduled carriers, including in winter

Landscape of Palma

Palma

underserved

A very strong charter presence that offers an attractive opportunity for scheduled carriers

Landscape of Rhodes

Rhodes

underserved

A very strong charter presence that offers an attractive opportunity for scheduled carriers

Landscape of Tenerife

Tenerife

underserved

A very strong charter presence that offers an attractive opportunity for scheduled carriers

Landscape of Warsaw

Warsaw

underserved

40% of the total O&D traffic (40,000 passengers) still connects between LYS & WAW despite the existing direct service

Landscape of Bari

Bari

underserved

Unserved opportunity to a booming tourism destination.

Landscape of Bilbao

Bilbao

underserved

The n°1 unserved market in Spain from LYS.

Landscape of Santorin

Santorin

underserved

The only remaining top Greek island destination still served exclusively by charter carriers.

Landscape of Helsinki

Helsinki

underserved

Strong business traffic flows currently travelling indirectly as the route is operated only once a week in winter, catering only to ski passengers.

Landscape of Amman

Amman

underserved

An increasingly popular tourist destination similar to Beyrouth, which is already operated successfully from LYS. Currently operated only twice weekly.

Landscape of Ankara

Ankara

unserved

The second biggest Turkish community in France lives in the Lyon region.

Landscape of Aqaba

Aqaba

unserved

An up-and-coming tourist destination with similarities with BEY, which already operates successfully from LYS.

Landscape of Bangkok

Bangkok

unserved

Biggest unserved market from LYS with 163,000 return passengers without accounting for leakage.

Landscape of Bodrum

Bodrum

unserved

24,000 return passengers in 2012 vs. 2,000 return passengers in 2018 and all charter. A new carrier would stimulate the market to recover the missing passengers.

Landscape of Cabo verde

Cabo verde

unserved

6,400 return passengers to SID via a charter carrier in 2018. Route currently unserved.

Landscape of Cork

Cork

unserved

16,000 annual return passengers without a direct service.

Landscape of Dakar

Dakar

unserved

100,000 annual return passengers travelling indirectly.

Landscape of Doha

Doha

unserved

LYS is the top unserved market in France for Asia. A connection to a new international hub would stimulate traffic.

Landscape of Florence

Florence

unserved

The success of LYS - Budapest, Copenhagen, Venice … shows the potential on city break destinations from LYS.

Landscape of Fort-de-France

Fort-de-France

unserved

A total market evaluated at 66,000 annual return passengers.

Landscape of Glasgow

Glasgow

unserved

The UK regional market remains very underserved from LYS, especially considering the opportunity existing in winter on the ski market.

Landscape of Hambourg

Hambourg

unserved

N°1 unserved destination in Europe from LYS. Opportunity to link the 2nd biggest city in France with the 2nd biggest city in Germany.

Landscape of Hannover

Hannover

unserved

LYS (1st industrial region in France) - Germany (1st industrial country in Europe) remains a very underserved market despite a strong business base. LYS-HAJ currently generates 12,000 annual return passengers without a direct service.

Landscape of Hurghada

Hurghada

unserved

60,000 annual return passengers in 2010. Only 8,000 annual return passengers in 2018 with 100% transported by charter carriers.

Landscape of Ile Maurice

Ile Maurice

unserved

59,000 annual return passengers travelling indirectly.

Landscape of Keflavik

Keflavik

unserved

A booming market (22 000 annual return passengers in 2018) but no direct service following Wow Air's bankruptcy.

Landscape of Lanzarote

Lanzarote

underserved

28,000 return passengers in 2018, all flying with a charter carrier.

Landscape of Le Caire

Le Caire

unserved

60,000 annual return passengers in 2010. Only 8,000 annual return passengers in 2018 with 100% transported by charter carriers.

Landscape of Los Angeles

Los Angeles

unserved

46,000 annual return passengers travelling indirectly.

Landscape of Louxor

Louxor

unserved

60,000 annual return passengers in 2010. Only 8,000 annual return passengers in 2018 with 100% transported by charter carriers.

Landscape of Miami

Miami

unserved

A total existing market of 33,000 annual return passengers without a direct service.

Landscape of Nador

Nador

unserved

LYS-Morrocco remains very underserved, especially when considering the size of the Morroccon community in LYS.

Landscape of New York

New York

unserved

LYS is the top unserved destination in Europe for NYC with 140,000 return passengers each year.

Landscape of Newcastle

Newcastle

unserved

The UK regional market remains very underserved from LYS, especially considering the opportunity existing in winter on the ski market.

Landscape of Oslo

Oslo

unserved

15,000 return passengers already travel between LYS & OSL without a direct service. Mostly business related at present, a new direct service would stimulate the leisure traffic (city breaks, ski, etc.).

Landscape of Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate

unserved

Top unserved destination in North Africa from LYS.

Landscape of Beijing

Beijing

unserved

LYS is the top unserved market in France for China: 57 000 annual return passengers.

Landscape of Rabat

Rabat

unserved

LYS-Morrocco remains very underserved, especially when considering the size of the Morroccon community in LYS.

Landscape of Riga

Riga

unserved

Operated by ski charter carriers at present - a clear opportunity for scheduled carriers.

Landscape of Saint-Petersbourg

Saint-Petersbourg

unserved

22,000 annual return passengers without a direct service.

Landscape of San Francisco

San Francisco

unserved

A total existing market of 43,000 annual return passengers without a direct service.

Landscape of Shanghai

Shanghai

unserved

LYS is the top unserved market in France for China. N°1 destination: Shanghai (22,000 annual return passengers).

Landscape of Sofia

Sofia

unserved

Strong VFR flows: LYS has the second largent Bulgarian community in France after Paris.

Landscape of Stockholm

Stockholm

unserved

23,000 annual return passengers without a direct service with strong demand year-round thanks to ski market.

Landscape of Tallinn

Tallinn

unserved

Operated by ski charter carriers at present - a clear opportunity for scheduled carriers.

Landscape of Toronto

Toronto

unserved

A total existing market of 30,000 annual return passengers without a direct service.

Landscape of Verona

Verona

unserved

The success of LYS - Budapest, Copenhagen, Venice … shows the potential on city break destinations from LYS.

Landscape of Vilnius

Vilnius

unserved

Operated by ski charter carriers at present - a clear opportunity for scheduled carriers.

Landscape of La Réunion

La Réunion

unserved

76,700 direct passengers in 2010, vs. 14,800 in 2018 due to a lack of available capacity

Landscape of Beirut

Beirut

underserved

14 000 O&D passengers in 2018 with 12% annual growth since 2014. 64% of passengers still travel indirectly despite a direct service being available.

Landscape of Point à Pitre

Point à Pitre

unserved

31,000 direct passengers in 2010 vs. 4,500 in 2018 due to demand outstripping supply

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Technical data

  • Non-stop operations 24/7, 365 days per year
  • Airport Collaborative Decision Making Improved operational performance
  • Coordinated airport slots attributed by COHOR
  • Flexible infrastructure (hub, long haul, LCC)

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