In October 2014 the number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport was up 1.4% in a year-on-year comparison to 2,038,924 people. Total flight movements climbed by 0.7%, whereas the maximum take-off weight grew by 4.1% and cargo volume rose by 10.8%.
The number of transfer passengers at Vienna Airport fell by 5.1% from the prior-year level. One major factor underlying this development was the passenger decline to Eastern European destinations as a consequence of the crisis situation in the Ukraine. The number of local passengers rose by 4.1% in the same period, which more than compensated for the crisis-related decrease in transfer passenger traffic.
The number of passengers departing for Western Europe in October 2014 was up 1.4%, in contrast to the 11.8% decrease in passengers travelling to Eastern Europe related to the Ukraine crisis. The Middle East reported a 0.6% increase in October 2014, whereas passenger traffic to the Far East was up 13.1%. Passenger volumes to North America rose sharply, climbing by 29.4% compared to October 2013. This development is mainly due to the launch of flight service to Newark (USA) by Austrian Airlines and the increase in the frequency of its flights to Chicago (USA).
Good development of strategic investments in Malta and Kosice
The strategic investments of Flughafen Wien AG also developed well. Malta Airport reported a cumulative passenger growth of 6.7% in the period January-October 2014 to 3.8 million passengers in the first ten months of the year. The number of passengers handled by Kosice Airport also rose by 53.7% in the same period to 320,554 passengers.
Results in detail
|October 2014||Change in %||January to
|Change in %|
|Maximum take-off weight
|Flight movements (arrival & departure):||20,654||+0.7||196,336||+0.2|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking):||26,974||+10.8||226,589||+7.7|
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