Vienna Airport, including its foreign strategic investments in Malta Airport and Kosice Airport, handled 2.3 million passengers in April 2016, comprising a slight drop of 1.5% from April 2015. However, accumulated passenger volume in the period January to April 2016 rose by 2.5% to 7.6 million passengers.
Vienna Airport in April 2016: Passenger decrease of 3.4%, strong growth in Malta (+5.7%) and Kosice (+33.5%), gratifying increase in cargo volume (+8.9%)
The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport in April 2016 fell by 3.4% from the previous year to 1,850,605 passengers. The main reasons were the Easter flight traffic, in march this year compared to April of 2015, capacity reductions on the part of the airlines, the consequences of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, the crisis situations in Russia and the Middle East, along with a general restraint in bookings and capacity reductions to vacation destinations such as Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia and Greece. For this reason, the number of transfer passengers and local passengers fell by 7.8% and 1.7% respectively in April 2016. The number of flight movements dropped by 1.8% in April 2016 from the prior-year figure. In contrast, cargo volume rose strongly by 8.9% in April 2016 in a year-on-year comparison. Malta Airport (+5.7%) and Kosice Airport (+33.5%) both generated strong growth in passenger volume.
At Vienna Airport the passenger volume to Western Europe remained stable in April 2016 at -0.2%. Eastern Europe showed a drop of 4.4% in contrast to the 1.3% rise to Far Eastern destinations. The crisis-related decrease to the Middle East amounted to 6.4%. The number of passengers flying to North America was down 9.4% in April 2016, and passenger traffic to Africa fell by 35.1%.
Presentation of traffic results
Since Flughafen Wien AG increased its shareholding in Malta Airport at the end of March 2016, the strategic investment is fully consolidated in the interim consolidated financial statements of the Flughafen Wien Group beginning at the end of the first quarter of 2016 (first-time consolidation of net assets at the end of March 2016 in the quarterly financial statements Q1/2016, and consolidation of the income statement as of April 2016). For this reason, starting with publication in April 2016, traffic results will include the entire results for Vienna Airport and its foreign strategic investments. The traffic results of Vienna Airport correspond to the comparable values of the monthly announcement of traffic results up to and including March 2016.
Results in detail: Traffic development in April 2016:
|April 2016||Change in %||January-April 2016||Change in %|
|Vienna Airport (VIE)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||18,959||-1.8||67,789||-1.7|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||25,080||+8.9||89,628||+3.8|
|Malta Airport (MLA, fully consolidated)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||3,093||+1.3||9,128||+5.6|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||1,179||-0.3||4,488||+2.1|
|Kosice Airport (KSC, consolidated at equity)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||705||+23.5||2,373||+26.6|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||11.3||-64.4||21.2||-60.3|
|Vienna Airport and strategic investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)|
|Flight movements (arrivals and departures)||22,757||-0.8||79,290||-0.3|
|Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking)||26,270||+8.4||94,137||+3.7|
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