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Passenger traffic at Vienna Airport continues to increase – August 2018

The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport in the month of August 2018 rose by 11.9% compared to the prior-year month to 2,783,173 travellers. The number of local passengers increased sharply by 16.8%, whereas transfer passenger volume climbed slightly by 0.5%.

The number of flight movements in August 2018 also showed a substantial increase of 8.9% year-on-year. Cargo volume at Vienna Airport showed a slight drop of 0.5% from the comparable level of August 2017.

The total number of passengers at Vienna Airport flying to destinations in Western Europe climbed by 11.9% in August 2018, and passenger traffic to Eastern Europe rose by 4.3%. In August 2018, the number of passengers travelling to the Far East strongly increased by 42.5% from the prior-year month, and passenger volume to Middle Eastern destinations climbed by 18.7%. Passenger volume to North America also developed positively, rising by 2.9%, and passenger traffic to Africa was up 18.8% in a year-on-year comparison.

Malta Airport showed strong growth in passenger volume of 9.5% in the month of August 2018, and Kosice Airport also reported a gratifying year-on-year rise of 10.7% in the number of passengers it handled. 

The total number of passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport and Kosice Airport) in August 2018 climbed by 11.4% to 3.6 million travellers. The accumulated passenger volume in the period January-August 2018 showed an increase of 8.4% to 22.3 million. Vienna Airport also developed very positively, with the total number of passengers increasing by 6.8% from January to August 2018. The forecasts of more than 6% passenger growth at Vienna Airport and more than 8% for the Flughafen Wien Group could be clearly exceeded providing current trends continue.

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