Philippe Bernand, acting Chairman of the Aéroports de Lyon Board announced these extremely positive results for Lyon-Saint Exupéry on 27 March.
The annual growth has risen steadily over the past five years by +3.6% putting Lyon ahead of Nice and Marseille.
New destinations will be added from Lyon: Reykjavik, Southampton and Funchal.
In addition to these new lines, some more flights will be added to existing destinations such as Reunion Island (Air Austral), doubling its connecting flights to offer 2 to 3 flights per week from late March. Low cost airline Vueling will also increase its flights from Barcelona and Palma in summer 2012.