Flughafen Wien Group handled 2.8 million passengers (+3.7%) in October 2017, accumulated passenger growth of 7.6% in the period January to October 2017
In October 2017, the Flughafen Wien Group consisting of Vienna Airport and the strategic foreign investments in Malta Airport and Kosice Airport handled a total of 2.8 million passengers, comprising an increase of 3.7% from October 2016. The accumulated passenger volume for the entire Flughafen Wien Group rose 7.6% to 26.5 million passengers in the period January to October 2017. Vienna Airport also developed very well, reporting a 5.2% increase in passenger volume to 20,869,615 travellers in the months of January to October 2017.
Vienna Airport in October 2017: 0.9% rise in passenger traffic
Vienna Airport handled 2,185,578 passengers in October 2017, comprising a year-on-year increase of 0.9% from October 2016. The number of local passengers was up 2.1% in contrast to the 2.2% drop in transfer passenger volume. The number of flight movements declined by 0.3% from the prior-year level, and cargo volume was also down, falling by 5.7% compared to the previous year.
The number of passengers flying from Vienna Airport to Eastern Europe was up by 5.7% in October 2017, whereas passenger traffic to Western European destinations showed a decrease of 1.4%. Passenger volume to the Far East climbed 11.6% in October 2017, and the number of travellers flying to the Middle East was also up, rising by 4.8%. Passenger growth to North America declined by 16.2%, in contrast to the very positive development of passenger traffic to African destinations, which increased by 37.5%.
Malta Airport also reported a strong increase of 15.4% in the number of passengers it handled in October 2017. Similarly, passenger volume at Kosice Airport also increased and was up 9.9% in October 2017 from the prior-year level.
Results in detail - Traffic development in October 2017:
|October 2017||Change in %||January-October 2017||Change in %|
|Vienna Airport (VIE)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departues)||20,291||-0.3||190,571||-0.7|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||25,500||-5.7||237,746||+0.8|
Malta Airport (MLA, fully consolidated)
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||4,121||+14.7||36,942||+14.5|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||1,364||+1.4||12,099||+5.4|
Flughafen Kosice (KSC, consolidated at equity)
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||483||+5.9||5,441||+12.0|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||4||-22.0||38||-52.5|
Vienna Airport and strategic investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||24,895||+2.0||232,954||+1.7|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||26,868||-5.3||249,883||+1.0|
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