The French Union of Airports categorizes airports in three levels: small, medium and large relative to air-traffic numbers.
Caen-Carpiquet airport falls into the medium category, although its organisation is comparable to that of a large airport meeting the handling service standards set by the airlines operating at the airport.
In 2014 “Normandy had an appointment with the World”.
Caen Airport hosted "the world" for several days as a gateway to the region.
During the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in June 2014, 17 delegations landed at the airport. For 15 days in the month of August the World Equestrian Games attracted thousands of visitors, the wealthiest of which arrived by private jets to be awaited by limousines in the airport car park.
2014 saw the development of the airport with the introduction of two new airlines, Volotea to Ajaccio and Flybe to London-Southend.
The airport confirms its position as a regional airport having a major economic role.
Out of a total of 18,016 Aircraft Traffic Movements, 3,493 were commercial and 14,523 were non-commercial. The total number of Aircraft Traffic Movements was down by 21%.
Out of a total of 115,015 passengers, 94,124 were scheduled flight passengers, 18,289 passengers were from charter flights and 1,326 passengers from private business flights. This represents an increase of 10%.
Medical flights decreased from 112 to 56 for the year, a decrease of 50%.
There are many reasons to use one of France’s most dynamic and streamlined regional airports. Here are just some of the main reasons summarized for you: