Vienna Airport announced its traffic results for September 2017. The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport in the month of September 2017 increased by 3.3% compared to the prior-year month to 2,430,343 travelers. The number of local passengers was up by 2.1%, and transfer passenger volume climbed by 6.3%.
In September 2017, the number of flight movements fell slightly by 0.4% in a year-on-year comparison. Cargo volume at Vienna Airport showed an increase of 3.1% from the comparable level of September 2016.
The total number of passengers at Vienna Airport flying to destinations in Eastern Europe climbed 8.5% in September 2017, whereas passenger traffic to Western Europe rose by 2.4%. The number of passengers travelling to the Far East increased by 8.5% in September 2017 from the prior-year month, in contrast to the 7.7% drop in passenger volume to Middle Eastern destinations. The number of passengers travelling to North America was down by 4.7%, whereas passenger traffic to Africa developed positively, rising by 49.7%.
The total number of passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport, Kosice Airport) in September 2017 rose by 6.0% to 3.1 million travelers. The accumulated passenger volume in the period January-September 2017 showed an increase of 8.1% to 23.7 million.
Malta Airport reported strong growth in passenger volume of 16.7% in the month of September 2017, and Kosice Airport also showed a gratifying year-on-year rise of 20.0% in the number of passengers it handled.
Results in detail – traffic development in September 2017:
|September 2017||Change in %||January - September 2017||Change in %|
|Vienna Airport (VIE)|
|Flight movements (arrivals amd departures)||20,845||-0.4||170,280||-0.7|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||25,376||+3.1||212,246||+1.6|
|Malta Airport (MLA, consolidated)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||4,241||+14.6||32,822||+14.5|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||1,198||+4.2||10,735||+6.0|
|Kosice Airport (KSC, consolidated at equity)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||646||+12.9||4,955||+12.6|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo und trucking)||36||+591.2||67||-9.6|
|Vienna Airport and investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||25,732||+2.1||208,057||+1.7|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||26,610||+3.2||223,049||+1.8|
Note: Total number of passengers includes local, transfer, and transit passengers. Retroactive adjustment of comparative values for 2016 and transit figures in Kosice