Vienna Airport announced that easyJet is the best performing airline at Vienna Airport. The British carrier easyJet generated the highest absolute passenger growth at the Vienna hub in 2015 and for this reason nominated as the “Best Performing Airline” at Airline Award 2016.
The award ceremony took place on the occasion of the VIE Summer Event held on June 2, 2016.
“With our Airline Award, we acknowledge the special achievements of our customers who make a major contribution to the good development of the Vienna hub. Last year easyJet showed the biggest increase in passenger volume, which is why this year’s award is being given to the British airline”, says Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG.
The main reason for easyJet’s passenger growth was achieved by numerous additions to the airline’s flight offering from Vienna. Besides the existing connections from/to London Gatwick, Geneva and Rome, the airline expanded its route network by several new services from/to London Luton, Manchester, Bristol, London Schönefeld and Amsterdam. Moreover, easyJet launched flights to Edinburgh in February 2016 and to Naples in March 2016. In total, easyJet carries more than 66 million passengers per year. The airline’s dense route network includes 750 routes to 130 airports in 33 countries.
Within the occasion of the Airline Award ceremony, Vienna Airport also honored the excellent long-lasting business partnership with various airlines. The airport expressed its thanks to Aeroflot, which is represented at the airport since 60 years, followed by Turkish airlines that can look back at 55 years of great cooperation. Tunisair, Royal Jordanian and Egyptair were recognized for 40 years of successful partnership with the Vienna hub, whereas Eva Air and Luxair were honored for their 25th anniversary at Vienna Airport. Representatives of the airlines celebrated these milestones together with Vienna Airport and about 150 invited guests during this year’s VIE Summer Event held at the Novomatic Forum.