The total number of passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport and Kosice Airport) in May 2018 rose by 6.5% to approx. three million travellers. The accumulated passenger volume in the period January-May 2018 showed an increase of 7.2% to 11.9 million. Vienna Airport also developed very positively, with the total number of passengers climbing 4.9% in the months January-May 2018.
Vienna Airport in May 2018: passenger volume up 3.8%
The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport in the month of May 2018 rose by 3.8% compared to the prior-year month to 2,313,306 travellers. The number of local passengers was up by 4.4%, whereas transfer passenger volume climbed by 2.3%. In May 2018, the number of flight movements also increased by 2.7% in a year-on-year comparison. Cargo volume at Vienna Airport showed a rise of 2.5% from the comparable level of May 2017.
The total number of passengers at Vienna Airport flying to destinations in Eastern Europe was up 4.4% in May 2018, and passenger traffic to Western Europe rose by 3.1%. In May 2018, the number of passengers travelling to the Far East increased strongly by 29.2% from the prior-year month, and passenger volume to Middle Eastern destinations climbed by 6.8%. In contrast, the number of passengers travelling to North America was down by 1.0%. Passenger traffic to Africa showed a clearly positive development, rising by 50.9% year-on-year.
Malta Airport reported strong growth in passenger volume of 17.3% in the month of May 2018, and Kosice Airport also showed a year-on-year rise of 3.4% in the number of passengers it handled.
Details on the traffic results for May 2018 can be found in the table below.
Press Office of Flughafen Wien AG
Peter Kleemann, Company Spokesman
Tel.: (+43-1-) 7007-23000
Traffic development May 2018
Vienna Airport (VIE)
|Local passengers arr+dep||1,713,278||+4.4||6,995,018||+5.0|
|Transfer passengers arr+dep||594,174||+2.3||2,312,034||+4.8|
|Flight movements arr+dep||21,050||+2.7||89,287||+2.6|
|Cargo in tonnes arr+dep in to||24,019||+2.5||117,224||+3.7|
|MTOW in tonnes||827,920||+3.0||3,544,409||+3.2|
Malta Airport (MLA, fully consolidated)
|Local passengers arr+dep||639,491||+17.2||2,393,794||+17.0|
|Transfer passengers arr+dep||3,474||+72.3||12,604||+36.8|
|Flight movements arr+dep||4,674||+16.6||17,924||+17.0|
|Cargo in tonnes arr+dep in to||1,435||+17.3||6,613||+9.8|
|MTOW in tonnes||186,668||+16.7||725,035||+16.8|
Kosice Airport (KSC, consolidated at equity)
|Local passengers arr+dep||32,477||+3.9||153,946||+15.3|
|Transfer passengers arr+dep||0||n.a.||0||n.a.|
|Flight movements arr+dep||475||-1.7||2,234||+4.5|
|Cargo in tonnes arr+dep in to||5||+66.8||26||+54.6|
|MTOW in tonnes||9,886||-8.6||48,098||+2.9|
Vienna Airport and strategic investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)
|Local passengers arr+dep||2,385,246||+7.6||9,542,758||+7.9|
|Transfer passengers arr+dep||597,648||+2.6||2,324,638||+4.9|
|Flight movements arr+dep||26,199||+4.8||109,445||+4.8|
|Cargo in tonnes arr+dep in to||25,459||+3.2||123,864||+4.0|
|MTOW in tonnes||1,024,474||+5.1||4,317,542||+5.3|
Note: Total number of passengers includes local, transfer, and transit passengers. Retroactive adjustment of comparative values for 2017 and transit figures in Kosice.