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4% rise in passenger traffic at Vienna Airport in August 2017

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

In August 2017, the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport and Kosice Airport) handled a total of 3.3 million passengers, comprising an increase of 6.5%. Vienna Airport handled 2,487,485 passengers in August 2017, representing an increase of 4.0% from August 2016.

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The number of local passengers was up 4.7%, and the volume of transfer passengers rose by 2.9%. The number of flight movements climbed 0.3% year-on-year, and good growth in cargo volume was reported, showing a 9.2% increase from the prior-year level.

The number of passengers flying from Vienna Airport to Eastern Europe was up by 13.1% in August 2017, whereas passenger traffic to Western European destinations showed an increase of 1.6%. Passenger volume to the Far East decreased by 1.4% in August 2017, compared to a 3.0% drop in travellers to the Near and Middle East. Passenger growth to North America was 11.4%, and passenger development to African destinations was also positive, showing a rise of 40.2%.

Malta Airport also reported a strong increase of 14.8% in the number of passengers it handled in August 2017. Similarly, passenger volume at Kosice Airport also rose considerably, increasing by 19.1% compared to August 2016.
Results in detail – traffic development in August 2017:

 

  August 2017 Change in % January –August 2017 Change in %
  Vienna Airport (VIE)
Passengers 2,487,485 +4.0 16,253,456 +6.1
Local passengers 1,719,413 +4.7 11,842,292 +6.2
Transfer passengers 761,576 +2.9 4,342,728 +5.8

Flight movements

(arrivals and departures)

20,877 +0.3 149,435 -0.8

Cargo in tonnes

(air cargo and trucking)

24,595 +9.2 186,871 +1.5
  Malta Airport (MLA, fully consolidated)
Passengers 693,537 +14.8 4,008,140 +18.5
Local passengers 689,203 +15.5 3,984,084 +18.7
Transfer passengers 4,046 +119.2 17,830 +195.8

Flight movements

(arrivals and departures)

4,624 +12.9 28,581 +14.5

Cargo in tonnes

(air cargo and trucking)

1,167 +11.3 9,537 +6.2
  Kosice Airport (KSC, consolidated at equity)
Passengers 80,271 +19.1 345,938 +14.6
Local passengers 79,635 +19.2 337,885 +15.4
Transfer passengers - - - -

Flight movements

(arrivals and departures)

783 +12.8 4,309 +12.5

Cargo in tonnes

(air cargo and trucking)

4 -64.5 32 -53.9
  Vienna Airport and strategic investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)
Passengers 3,261,293 +6.5 20,607,534 +8.4
Local passengers 2,488,251 +7.9 16,164,261 +9.2
Transfer passengers 765,622 +3.2 4,360,558 +6.1

Flight movements

(arrivals and departures)

26,284 +2.7 182,325 +1.7

Cargo in tonnes

(air cargo and trucking)

25,767 +9.3 196,439 +1.7

Note: Total number of passengers includes local, transfer, and transit passengers. Retroactive adjustment of comparative values for 2016 and transit figures in Kosice

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