The total number of passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport, Kosice Airport) in May 2017 increased by 7.5% to 2.8 million travellers. The accumulated passenger volume in the period January-May 2017 showed a rise of 9.1% to 11.1 million. Vienna Airport also developed very well, with the total number of passengers up 6.7% from January to May 2017.
Vienna Airport in May 2017: passenger volume up 6.0% - strong growth of transfer passenger traffic
The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport in the month of May 2017 increased by 6.0% compared to the prior-year month to 2,227,839 travellers. The number of local passengers was up by 4.9%, and transfer passenger volume climbed by 9.3%. In May 2017, the number of flight movements fell slightly by 0.6% in a year-on-year comparison. Cargo volume at Vienna Airport showed a drop of 5.6% from May 2016.
The total number of passengers at Vienna Airport flying to destinations in Eastern Europe climbed 15.4% in May 2017, which is mainly attributable to the additional flight connections to Russia. Passenger traffic to Western Europe rose by 4.0%. The number of passengers travelling to the Far East increased by 4.5% in May 2017, in contrast to the 6.5% drop in passenger volume to Middle Eastern destinations. The number of passengers headed towards North America was up 6.0%, and passenger traffic to Africa also developed positively, rising by 15.2%.
Malta Airport reported a strong growth in passenger volume of 14.4% in the month of May 2017, and Kosice Airport also showed a gratifying year-on-year rise of 8.7% in the number of passengers it handled.
Results in detail - Traffic development in May 2017:
|May 2017||Change in %||January - May 2017||Change in %|
|Flughafen Wien (VIE)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||20,500||-0.6||86,995||-1.6|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||23,441||-5.6||113,048||-1.2|
|Malta Airport (MLA, fully consolidated)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||4,008||+12.5||15,324||+16.0|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||1,224||+4.0||6,000||+5.9|
|Flughafen Kosice (KSC, consolidated at equity)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||483||+5.7||2,138||+11.7|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||3||-84.2||17||-57.2|
|Flughafen Wien and strategic investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||24,991||+1.4||104,457||+0.9|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||24,668||-5.2||119,065||-0.9|
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