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The total number of passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport, Kosice Airport) in November 2017 rose by 2.6% to 2.2 million travellers. The accumulated passenger volume in the period January-November 2017 showed an increase of 7.2% to 28.7 million. Vienna Airport also developed positively, with the total number of passengers up 4.7% from January to November 2017.
Vienna Airport in November 2017: Passenger volume at the prior-year level
The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport in the month of November 2017 was down by 0.1% compared to the prior-year month to 1,765,579 travellers. The number of local passengers was up by 0.8%, whereas transfer passenger volume dropped by 2.6%. In November 2017, the number of flight movements fell slightly by 0.3% in a year-on-year comparison. Cargo volume at Vienna Airport showed an increase of 2.8% from the comparable level of November 2016.
The total number of passengers at Vienna Airport flying to destinations in Eastern Europe was up 1.7% in November 2017, in contrast to the 0.5% decline in passenger traffic to Western Europe. In November 2017, the number of passengers travelling to the Far East increased by 18.3% from the prior-year month, whereas passenger volume to Middle Eastern destinations decreased by 10.0%. The number of passengers travelling to North America was down by 13.6%, but passenger traffic to Africa developed positively, rising by 47.3%.
Malta Airport reported strong growth in passenger volume of 15.8% in the month of November 2017, and Kosice Airport also showed a gratifying year-on-year rise of 6.8% in the number of passengers it handled.
Results in detail – traffic development in November 2017:
|November 2017||Change in %||January - November 2017||Change
|Vienna Airport (VIE)|
|Flight movements (arrivals amd departures)||17,507||-0.3||208,078||-0.6|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||25,740||+2.8||263,482||+1.0|
|Malta Airport (MLA, consolidated)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||3,042||+18.1||39,984||+14.8|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||1,350||-4.2||13,449||+4.4|
|Kosice Airport (KSC, consolidated at equity)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||440||+0.5||5,881||+11.0|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo und trucking)||4||+3.9||41||-50.2|
|Vienna Airport and investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||20,989||+2.0||253,943||+1.8|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||27,093||+2.4||276,972||+1.1|
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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Peter Kleemann, Company Spokesman
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