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Travel to North America from Vienna drops

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

vienna airport waiting gateVienna 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)
Passengers 2,430,343 +3.3 18,683,799 +5.7
Local passengers 1,732,887 +2.1 13,574,359 +5.6
Transfer Passengers 686,786 +6.3 5,030,334 +5.9
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)
Passengers 626,488 +16.7 4,634,628 +18.2
Local passengers 621,057 +17.0 4,605,141 +18.5
Transfer passengers 5,070 +276.7 22,900 +210.6
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)
Passengers 52,248 +20.0 398,180 +15.3
Local passengers 51,339 +19.8 389,218 +16.0
Transfer passengers - - - -
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)
Passengers 3,109,079 +6.0 23,716,607 +8.1
Local passengers 2,405,283 +5.9 18,568,718 +8.7
Transfer passengers 691,856 +6.9 5,053,234 +6.2
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

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