The number of passengers handled at Vienna International Airport in February fell by 16.5% year-on-year to 1,136,273. After an adjustment for the leap day in the previous year (29 February 2008), the decline in passenger volume during February 2009 amounted to 12.8%. This development represents a decrease from the high prior year growth rates to the level of February 2007.
Flight movements fell by 12.6%, while maximum take-off weight (MTOW) and cargo decreased by 11.9% and 19.1%, respectively. The number of local passengers declined 16.3% to 788,445.
In comparison with February 2008, the number of passengers (scheduled and charter traffic) travelling to Eastern Europe fell by 19.7% and traffic to the Middle East declined by 6.9%.
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