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3.0% rise in passenger volume in May 2016, accumulated increase of 2.7% in the period January-May 2016
Flughafen Wien AG including its strategic foreign investments in Malta Airport and Kosice Airport showed a 3.0% rise in passenger volume in May 2016 from the comparable level in May 2015 to a total of 2.6 million. In the five-month period January to May 2016, the total number of passengers handled by the airports climbed 2.7% to 10.2 million travellers.
Vienna Airport in May 2016: 1.6% passenger increase, strong cargo growth of 10.5%
The total number of passengers handled at Vienna Airport rose by 1.6% compared to May 2015 to 2,102,288 travellers. The number of local passengers climbed 4.0%, whereas transfer passenger volume fell by 5.0%. The decline can mainly be attributed to capacity reductions by the airlines, the consequences of the terrorist attacks in Brussels as well as the prevailing crisis situations in Russia, Turkey and North Africa. In May 2016, the number of flight movements was up 1.5%. Vienna Airport also showed substantial growth in cargo volumes, which increased by 10.5%.
The total number of passengers to and from Western European destinations rose by 2.7%. In contrast, passenger volume to Eastern Europe declined by 3.7% in a year-on-year comparison. The number of passengers travelling to the Far East and Middle East in May 2016 increased by 5.6% and 6.3% respectively. Passenger volume to North America was down 3.8% in May 2016. The number of passengers flying to destinations in Africa fell by 26.7%.
There was a substantial growth in passenger volume at Malta Airport (+7.8%) and Kosice Airport (+40.8%) in May 2016.
Presentation of traffic results
Following the increase of the stake held by Flughafen Wien AG in Malta Airport at the end of March 2016, the strategic investment is fully consolidated in the interim consolidated financial statements of the Flughafen Wien Group beginning at the end of the first quarter of 2016. For this reason, the entire traffic results for Flughafen Wien AG and its foreign strategic investments have been included in the monthly reports since April 2016. The traffic results for Vienna Airport correspond to the comparable values of the monthly announcements of traffic results up to and including the month of March 2016.
Detailed traffic results for May 2016:
|May 2016||Change in %||January – May 2016||Change in %|
|Vienna Airport (VIE)|
|Flight movements (arrivals & departures)||20,631||+1.5||88,420||-1.0|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||24,823||+10.5||114,450||+5.2|
|Malta Airport (MLA, fully consolidated)|
|Flight movements (arrivals & departures)||3,431||+2.1||12,559||+4.6|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||1,177||+3.7||5,665||+2.4|
|Kosice Airport (KSC, consolidated at equity)|
|Flight movements (arrivals & departures)||910||+27.8||3,283||+27.0|
|Cargo in tons (air cargo and trucking)||18||-80.8||39||-73.3|
|Vienna Airport and strategic investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)|
|Flight movements (arrivals & departures)||24,972||+2.4||104,262||+0.4|
|Cargo in tons (air cargo and trucking)||26,017||+9.9||120,154||+5.0|
Please address inquiries to the Press Office of Flughafen Wien AG
Peter Kleemann (+43-1-) 7007-23000
Clemens Schleinzer (+43-1-) 7007-22399
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