Economic significance of Vienna Airport
The renowned Industriewissenschaftliche Institut (IWI Institute of Industrial Science) was commissioned by the Österreichischer Luftfahrtverband (Austrian Aviation Association) to investigate the economic importance of the aviation industry for the domestic economy and published its study in May 2015.
Adding in its importance for tourism, the sector (airlines, airports and ground infrastructure as well as suppliers) generates around 72,700 direct and indirect jobs in Austria. The salaries make a considerable contribution to purchasing power in the country. Compared with 2009 (so within the space of five years), the net product from aviation for Austria has increased by 11.1% and the number of employees by 13,200 or 22.2%