1.1% drop in passenger volume
Vienna Airport reported 1,915,233 passengers in the month of April 2015, a decline of 1.1% compared to April 2014. In particular, the decline in capacity utilization in the Austrian Airlines flight offering along with the crises in Russia and the Ukraine and the related drop in transfer traffic are the underlying reasons for this development. The number of local passengers rose by 1.5% in April 2015, whereas the total volume of transfer passengers fell by 8.4% from the previous year. The number of flight movements (starts and landings) was down by 0.9%. In contrast, the maximum take-off weight (MTOW) was clearly positive, rising by 5.3%. Cargo volume (air cargo and trucking) in April 2015 fell by 1.3% from the prior-year level.
The number of passengers flying to Western Europe was down 1.5% in April 2015. In Eastern Europe, passenger traffic fell by 10.5% compared to April 2014 as a result of the crises in Russia and the Ukraine. The Middle East region showed a decline of 2.0% in April 2015, whereas passenger volume to destinations in the Far East fell by 1.2%. Contrary to these developments, the number of passengers flying to North American destinations rose by 11.3%, and passenger traffic to Africa was up 30.3%.
Good development of strategic investments in Malta and Kosice
The foreign strategic investments of Flughafen Wien AG developed well. Malta Airport reported a cumulative passenger growth of 5.1% in the period January to April 2015 to 1,085,809 passengers. Kosice Airport handled a total of 74,822 passengers in the same period, a rise of 15.7%.
Results in detail
|April 2015||Change in %||January-April 2015||Change in %|
|Maximum take-off weight
|Flight movements (arrivals & departures):||19,315||-0.9||68,973||-2.5|
|Air cargo and trucking in tonnes:||23,030||-1.3||86,341||-1.3|
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