The upward trend in the Flughafen Wien Group continued in 2022. The total of 2,706,920 passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport and Kosice Airport) and 2,113,282 travellers at Vienna Airport was more than five times higher than in the prior-year month of May 2021. Passenger volume of the Flughafen Wien Group and Vienna Airport equalled 75.4% and 73.5% respectively of the pre-crisis level of May 2019 – thus still more than quarter lower (26.5%) than before the pandemic.
At Vienna Airport the number of local passengers rose to 1,605,261 travellers (+>500%), whereas transfer passenger traffic climbed to 501,480 travellers (+248.9%). The number of flight movements in May 2022 increased to 17,374 starts and landings (+199.2%). Cargo volume was down 3.9% from May 2021 to 20,956 tonnes.
Details on passenger traffic
Passenger traffic from Vienna Airport to Western Europe increased to 757.760 travellers in May 2022 (+478.8%) compared to the prior-year month. The number of passengers flying to Eastern Europe in May 2022 rose to 187,294 (+271.9%). Vienna Airport reported a total of 28,438 passengers flying to North America (+>500%) and 16,598 (+350.9%) to Africa. Passenger traffic to destinations in the Middle East equalled 55,565 travellers in May 2022 (+>500%), whereas the number of passengers flying to the Far East climbed to a total of 8,297 (+>500%) in May 2022.
Passenger traffic registered by the strategic investments of Flughafen Wien AG in May 2022 also increased compared to the previous year. Malta Airport reported a rise in passenger volume in May 2022 to 554,820 travellers (+>500%), amounting to 82.3% of the pre-crisis level of May 2019. Kosice Airport reported handling 38,818 passengers (+>500%) or 99.0% of the number of passengers it handled before the coronavirus crisis.
Details on traffic results for May 2022 can be found in the table below.
All statements made in this press release that refer to future developments of Flughafen Wien AG/Flughafen-Wien-Group are based on current assumptions and forecasts of the management. If the premises for these forecasts do not occur or risks indicated in the risk report arise, actual results may vary from these estimates. Despite the utmost care, all forward-looking statements are therefore made without guarantee and Flughafen Wien AG/Flughafen-Wien-Group assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.
Traffic Development May 2022
Vienna Airport (VIE)
|Local passengers arr+dep||1,605,261||253,580||2,218,620||5,326,162||> 500||-41.5|
|Transfer passengers arr+dep||501,480||143,736||633,302||1,481,062||+297.2||-40.7|
|Flight movements arr+dep||17,374||5,806||24,377||62,877||+196.1||-39.3|
|Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes)||20,956||21,815||23,661||103,919||+0.5||-8.7|
|MTOW (in tonnes)||711,434||264,197||988,647||2,660,447||+166.3||-37.2|
Malta Airport (MLA, fully consolidated)
|Passengers arr+dep+transit||554,820||75,420||674,101||1,741,764||> 500||-31.2|
|Local passengers arr+dep||554,037||75,387||670,735||1,738,902||> 500||-30.9|
|Transfer passengers arr+dep||776||26||3,364||2,848||> 500||-80.0|
|Flight movements arr+dep||3,884||843||4,868||13,631||+342.7||-28.1|
|Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes)||1,267||1,208||1,417||5,977||-0.9||-10.3|
|MTOW (in tonnes)||149,045||30,496||183,317||523,712||+376.8||-26.9|
Kosice Airport (KSC, consolidated at equity)
|Passengers arr+dep+transit||38,818||4,260||39,205||126,796||> 500||-18.8|
|Local passengers arr+dep||38,818||4,260||39,205||126,796||> 500||-18.6|
|Transfer passengers arr+dep||0||0||0||0||n.a.||n.a.|
|Flight movements arr+dep||375||48||483||1,186||> 500||-40.8|
|Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes)||0||0||6||0||n.a.||-98.8|
|MTOW (in tonnes)||11,457||1,662||11,523||37,535||> 500||-15.7|
Vienna Airport and strategic investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)
|Local passengers arr+dep||2,198,116||333,227||2,928,560||7,191,860||> 500||-38.9|
|Transfer passengers arr+dep||502,256||143,762||636,666||1,483,910||+297.6||-40.9|
|Flight movements arr+dep||21,633||6,697||29,728||77,694||+217.6||-37.6|
|Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes)||22,222||23,022||25,085||109,896||+0.4||-8.8|
|MTOW (in tonnes)||871,936||296,355||1,183,487||3,221,694||+189.2||-35.6|
Note: Total number of passengers includes local, transfer and transit passengers,
Traffic data adjusted.
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