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3.3% rise in the number of local passengers Passenger growth to Western Europe, North America and the Far East strong increase in cargo
In January 2016, the number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport increased by 1.2% in a year-on-year comparison to a total of 1,339,646. Local passenger volume was also up in the same period, rising by 3.3%. This was in contrast to a 3.8% decline in the number of transfer passengers from the comparable level in January 2015. The number of flight movements decreased by 3.3%, whereas the maximum take off weight showed a slightly positive development, increasing by 0.9%. In January 2016 air cargo climbed 6.0% from the previous year.
The number of passengers flying to Western Europe rose by 4.6% in January 2016, whereas passenger volume to Eastern Europe fell by 10.7%. The Middle East regtion showed a drop of 1.6% in January 2016 in contrast to the 1.5% increase in the number of passengers flying to the Far East. Passenger volume to North American destinations was up 10.9% in January 2016, whereas the number of passengers to Africa was down by 9.8% from the prior-year level.
The strategic foreign investments of the Flughafen Wien Group developed well. The number of passengers handled by Kosice Airport rose 38.3% in January 2016 to a total of 23,970 passengers. Malta Airport registered 13.2% growth in passenger volume year-on-year to 236,552 passengers.
Results in detail
|January 2016||Change in %|
|Maximum take off weight
(arrivals & departures)
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||20,671||+6.0|
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