2016 is a particularly outstanding year for the Martinique Aimé Césaire Airport and can boast of having hosted a historic record number of passengers since its inception: 1,864,582 passengers, an increase of 9.90% in one year (1,696,071 passengers in 2015).
An increase due to the appeal and charm of the destination Martinique, which offers safety and comfort in full compliance with and respect of approved European standards. We note excellent results on the segment France, the strongest contributor, with a 60% share of traffic, the return of the cruise-flights – with over 1,000 passengers per week joining their cruises here in Martinique during the high/peak season.
Also contributing to the increase in numbers were additional flights to Canada, the development of new routes, new destinations – the island of Dominica with AIR ANTILLES and Frankfurt (Germany) with CONDOR in 2016. The continued success of the services operated by Norwegian Air Shuttle to New York, Boston and Washington / Baltimore, also participated in the record-breaking boost in our passenger count.
This evolution is well in phase with the development prospects and orientations of the Martinique Aimé Césaire Airport, with growth forecasts of 2 million passengers by 2020 and 2.5 million passengers by 2030. This of course would involve the optimization, modernization and upgrading of existing infrastructures.
2017 is in fact a focal year for the airport, with the beginning of the extension works which will bestow the Martinique Aimé Césaire Airport with new aircraft parking spots and a new terminal area for regional passengers.
The Martinique Aimé Césaire Airport Company (SAMAC), the authority that manages the airport, aims to optimize the quality of the services offered to its users as well as the spaces made available to them in order to facilitate the process and make their stay at the airport a more enjoyable one.