Austrian Airlines has become the only airline to operate a daily service between Manchester Airport and Vienna that started services in September 2015. On 17 September, British Airways also launched services between London Gatwick (LGW) and Vienna (VIE). The new flights have helped Vienna Airport to report rise in passenger numbers.
In September 2015 the number of passengers handed by Vienna Airport increased by 4.3% from the prior-year month to a total of 2,279,800. Local passenger volume was also up 5.7% in the same period. In September 2015 Vienna Airport also reported a rise of 1.2% in the number of transfer passengers from the comparable level in September 2014. The number of flight movements was up by 0.1%, whereas the maximum take-off weight also showed a positive development, increasing by 4.3%. In September 2015 total air cargo rose 0.3% from the previous year. On balance, total passenger volume in the period January to September 2015 climbed 1.5% year-on-year.
The number of passengers flying to Western Europe rose by 4.4% in September 2015, whereas passenger volume to Eastern Europe was up by 2.4%. The Middle East region showed a rise of 8.6% in September 2015 in contrast to the 0.3% drop in the number of passengers travelling to the Far East. Passenger volume to North American destinations rose by 4.2% in September 2015, whereas passenger volume to Africa was down 15.8% from September 2014 due to developments in Tunesia.
The strategic investments of Flughafen Wien AG developed well. The number of passengers handled by Kosice Airport rose 9.8% in the period January to September 2015 to a total of 328,434 passengers. In the same period Malta Airport registered an increase of 7.0% to 3,623,117 passengers.
Results in detail
|September 2015||Change in %||January - September||Change in %|
|Maximum take off weight
|Flight movements (arrivals & departures)||20,857||+0.1||172,981||-1.5|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||24,270||+0.3||198,942||-0.3|