Strong passenger growth of the Flughafen Wien Group to 2.7 million passengers (+16.8%)
In April 2017, the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport and Kosice Airport) handled a total of 2.7 million passengers, comprising an increase of 16.8% from April 2016. The accumulated passenger volume for the Flughafen Wien Group rose 9.7% to 8.3 million passengers in the period January to April 2017. Vienna Airport also developed very well, reporting a 6.9% increase in passenger volume to 6,683,622 travellers in the months of January to April 2017.
Vienna Airport in April 2017: Sharp rise of 14.6% in passenger traffic
Vienna Airport handled 2,120,798 passengers in April 2017, representing an increase of 14.6% from April 2016. The number of local passengers was up 14.8%, and the volume of transfer passengers rose by 14.6%. The number of flight movements was down 1.7% in the month of April 2017, and cargo volume also declined year-on-year, falling by 3.6%.
The number of passengers flying from Vienna Airport to Western European was up by 11.4% in April 2017, whereas passenger traffic to Eastern European destinations showed a strong increase of 20.4%. Passenger volume to the Far East climbed 19.7% in April 2017, compared to a 25.5% increase in travellers to the Middle East. Passenger growth to North America was 22.3%, and the number of passengers flying to Africa climbed by 98.2%, due to the expanded offerings of flights to destinations in Egypt and Ethiopia.
Malta Airport reported strong growth of 26.6% in the number of passengers it handled in April 2017. Passenger volume at Kosice Airport also rose considerably, increasing by 12.5%.
Results in detail - Traffic development in April 2017:
|April 2017||Change in %||January-April 2017||Change in %|
|Vienna Airport (VIE)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||18,631||-1.7||66,495||-1.9|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||24,166||-3.6||89,606||-0.0|
|Malta Airport (MLA, fully consolidated)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||3,639||+13.0||11,321||+17.4|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||1,098||-6.9||4,777||+6.4|
|Kosice Airport (KSC, consolidated at equity)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||460||+3.6||1,655||+13.6|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||2||-82.3||14||-34.8|
|Vienna Airport and strategic investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||22,730||+0.5||79,471||+0.7|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||25,266||-3.8||94,397||+0.3|