Flughafen Wien AG including its strategic foreign investments in Malta Airport and Kosice Airport reported a total of 3.1 million passengers in July 2016, comprising a rise of 3.2% compared to July 2015. The total number of passengers handled by the airports from January to July 2016 was up 2.3% to 15.9 million travelers.
The total number of passengers handled at Vienna Airport rose by 2.9% in July 2016 compared to July 2015 to 2,431,583 passengers. The number of local passengers climbed 4.3%, whereas transfer passenger volume declined slightly, falling by 0.5%. The number of flight movements in July 2016 was down 1.4%. Vienna Airport showed a good level of growth with respect to cargo volume, which increased by 6.0% from July 2015.
The total number of passengers to Western European destinations increased by 1.3% in July 2016, whereas passenger traffic to Eastern Europe was up 2.4%. The number of passengers traveling to the Far East rose by 6.8% in July 2016, and even climbed by 15.8% to destinations in the Middle East. Passenger volume to North America was up 8.0%. The number of passengers flying to destinations in Africa fell by 8.9%.
There was a growth of 5.9% in passenger volume at Malta Airport in July 2016, whereas Kosice Airport reported a drop of 7.0%.
Presentation of traffic results
Following the increase of the stake held by Flughafen Wien AG in Malta Airport at the end of March 2016, the strategic investment is fully consolidated in the interim consolidated financial statements of the Flughafen Wien Group beginning at the end of the first quarter of 2016. For this reason, the entire traffic results for Flughafen Wien AG and its foreign strategic investments have been included in the monthly reports since April 2016. The traffic results for Vienna Airport correspond to the comparable values of the monthly announcements of traffic results up to and including the month of March 2016.
Results in detail: Traffic development in July 2016:
|July 2016||Change in %||January-July 2016||Change in %|
|Vienna Airport (VIE)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||20,944||-1.4||129,753||-1.1|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||23,466.2||+6.0||161,692.7||+6.3|
|Malta Airport (MLA, fully consolidated)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||3,884||+0.0||19,962||+3.6|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||1,130.9||-12.4||7,931.5||-2.5|
|Kosice Airport (KSC, consolidated at equity)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||1,115||+10.0||5,311||+18.1|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||9.0||+114.5||56.6||-66.2|
|Vienna Airport and strategic investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||25,943||-0.7||155,026||+0.0|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||24,606.1||+5.1||169,680.8||+5.8|