Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.

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page 29 of the magazine download

Post by rhys » Fri 06 Apr 2018 01:21

Kate wrote:There’s a summary in the spring P-O Life which you can download from home page site if you don’t have a paper copy...or it will go out in the newsletter next week.
Thanks ~ found it.............page 29 of this download

https://anglophone-direct.com/ap_img/ma ... Life59.pdf

helpful, detailed info.

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Re: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.

Post by Owens88 » Tue 07 May 2019 18:39

Hi Dmitri

We were sat in Carcassone airport the other day and wondered why Carcassone has more flights than Perpignan?
My fundamentalist approach suggested that Carcassone attracts from 360 degrees and a wide catchment.
Whereas Perpignan has sea to one side and Spain on another.

Any other clues?


p.s. The airport is developing well. Good work. John
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Re: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.

Post by Ted & Jemima » Wed 08 May 2019 19:32

Hello

According to tourist board data, Carcassonne attracts 2m tourists per annum. Perhaps Perpignan attracts fewer?

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Re: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.

Post by Owens88 » Fri 10 May 2019 14:03

Hi Ted and Jemima

I don' doubt it. But as many can and will drive, and there is a causal cycle between flight availability and flights taken, I just wondered whether there was something deeper.

My own opinion is that there are too many airports in this region and to have one coastal one plus one interior one (an interchange at Latour de Carol/Puigcerda) would be a more strategic view.

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Re: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.

Post by Helen_VDB » Tue 23 Jul 2019 18:18

Well, of course it would make more sense, but these airports may just have been developed not out of thin air, but based on pre-existing airstrips and other facilities, be they former military airbases, freight airports, or airstrips that belonged to airplane manufacturers; southern France used to have several aircraft making companies until the 60s.
But yes, on top of that, Carcassonne is a popular touristic destination; Perpignan, not that much.

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Re: Perpignan and Carcassonne airports.

Post by Ted & Jemima » Wed 24 Jul 2019 09:50

An update....

Last week, Ryanair announced a programme of cutbacks and it will be reviewing its airport bases and deciding which ones to close by November. Carcassonne airport IS busy but Ryanair flights often have to be diverted to Toulouse because of adverse weather (wind mainly but sometimes low cloud) as there is no automatic landing guidance equipment at the airport (installation promised 2019/20). Watch this space.

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Ted & Jemima

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