Beja airport located in Alentejo, Portugal, owned by ANA boasts an increase of passenger traffic through the airport of 495% over the last year. Its sounds very impressive when you read it like that, but in fact is a paltry slither of an increase from a miniscule 205 passenger foot traffic through the Beja airport last year to 1,221 passenger foot traffic this year. That’s an amazing 102 passengers using the airport every month? Don’t get crushed in the stampede.
There are tiny airports in the Scottish Hebrides with more passenger traffic than these numbers, or small regional airport situated in the middle of the Arctic tundra in Siberia, who are ANA trying to fool? These figures are abysmal?
Beja airport needs to attract more cheap airlines to increase passenger traffic through the airport. How about offering competitive landing charges to help attract more interest from European airlines? One flight per week in hardly going to put Beja on the map with tourists? The quicker ANA airport operators is broken up and sold off, the quicker Beja airport will hopefully begin to thrive.