The slight upward trend with respect to the development of passenger volumes also continued at the end of the year. In December 2021, the number of passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport, Kosice Airport) equalled 1,192,856 travellers and thus about four times the comparable figure for December 2020. However, this still comprised a drop of 59.8% from the pre-crisis level of December 2019.
Vienna Airport: fourfold increase to 921,602 passengers in December 2021
The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport in the month of December 2021 was about four times higher than in the crisis month of December 2020, rising from 226,837 to 921,602 travellers. Nevertheless, passenger volume was still 62.6% lower than the pre-crisis level of December 2019.
Traffic results in detail
The number of local passengers at Vienna Airport in December 2021 fell by 64.5% from the comparable figure before the coronavirus crisis (December 2019), and transfer passenger traffic declined by 55.0%. The number of flight movements was down 43.6% in December 2021. In contrast, the cargo business increased, with cargo volume at Vienna Airport equalling 23,947 tonnes, a rise of 5.3% from the pre-crisis level of December 2019.
The total number of passengers at Vienna Airport flying to destinations in Western Europe was down by 63.7% in December 2021 from the pre-crisis level (December 2019), whereas Eastern European traffic decreased by 53.3%. Passenger traffic to North America declined by 56.6% compared to the pre-crisis level (December 2019), and the number of passengers flying to Africa was down by 52.0%. Passenger volumes to the Middle East and Far East were down by 61.4% and 81.8% respectively from the level preceding the coronavirus crisis (December 2019).
Malta Airport reported a drop in passenger volume of 46.7% in the month of December 2021 compared to the pre-crisis level (December 2019), whereas the total number of passengers handled at Kosice Airport decreased by 33.0% in the same period.
Details on traffic results for December 2021 can be found in the table below.
Traffic Development 2021
|Vienna Airport (VIE)|
|Local passengers arr+dep||711,582||172,664||2,003,019||7.849.778||+24.6||-67.7|
|Transfer passengers arr+dep||205,792||51,464||457,040||2.515.584||+67.9||-65.0|
|Flight movements arr+dep||11,649||4,077||20,666||111.567||+16.4||-58.2|
|Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes)||23,947||19,667||22,733||261.299||+19.9||-7.9|
|MTOW (in tonnes)||501,648||181,942||851,067||4.733.320||+18.7||-56.5|
|Malta Airport (MLA, fully consolidated)|
|Local passengers arr+dep||253,871||46,061||472,187||2,536,018||+46.0||-65.1|
|Transfer passengers arr+dep||664||378||5,064||4,226||-61.1||-91.2|
|Flight movements arr+dep||2,727||767||3,708||24,516||+29.2||-52.8|
|Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes)||1,261||1,299||1,572||14,867||-5.8||-9.5|
|MTOW (in tonnes)||104,745||28,450||142,155||923,341||+29.9||-53.3|
|Kosice Airport (KSC, consolidated at equity)|
|Local passengers arr+dep||16,719||4,634||24,941||166,515||+72.9||-70.0|
|Transfer passengers arr+dep||0||0||0||0||n.a.||n.a.|
|Flight movements arr+dep||200||68||346||1,520||+2.2||-74.8|
|Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes)||0||0||2||0||-100.0||-100.0|
|MTOW (in tonnes)||7,049||1,807||7,010||52,975||+63.7||-65.2|
|Vienna Airport and strategic investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)|
|Local passengers arr+dep||982,172||223,359||2,500,147||10,552,311||+29.8||-67.2|
|Transfer passengers arr+dep||206,456||51,842||462,104||2,519,810||+67.0||-65.2|
|Flight movements arr+dep||14,576||4,912||24,720||137,603||+18.3||-57.6|
|Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes)||25,208||20,967||24,307||276,166||+18.2||-8.0|
|MTOW (in tonnes)||613,442||212,199||1,000,232||5,709,636||+20.7||-56.1|
Note: Total number of passengers includes local, transfer and transit passengers,
Traffic data adjusted.
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