13.10.2006: Strong increase in traffic to Eastern Europe during September
The development of traffic at Vienna International Airport was positive during September. The number of passengers rose by 3.8%, and maximum take-off weight (MTOW) increased 2.9%. Flight movements grew by 2.5% and cargo reported a plus of 11.1%. Point-to-point traffic (passengers for whom Vienna is either the starting or ending point of the trip) rose by 4.6%. The number of passengers travelling to Eastern Europe increased 8%, and outpaced the total growth rate by a sizeable margin.
Growth for the first three quarters exceeds forecast
The total number of passengers handled by Vienna International Airport increased 6.4% for the first nine months of 2006. During this period the strongest growth was recorded in the number of passengers travelling to the Middle East (plus 14.6%). Maximum take-off weight (MTOW) increased 3.7%. Flight movements were 2.6% higher and cargo volume rose by 17.5%.
Maximum Take Off Weight (in tonnes):
Flight movements (arrival + departure):
Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking):
For additional information contact:
Michael Kochwalter (+43-1-) 7007-22300
Brigitta Pongratz (+43-1-) 7007-23000