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Press Releases & News

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Flughafen Wien AG: Traffic development in April 2014: plus 7.8% in passengers
The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport in April 2014 rose by 7.8% year-on-year to 1,937,068. Growth was also recorded in flight movements with plus 1.1%, maximum take-off weight (MTOW) with plus 5.8% and cargo with plus 9.1%.
The number of transfer passengers was 9.3% higher year-on-year in April 2014. This increase resulted, in particular, from the strikes at the air traffic hubs in Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf at the beginning of April. These strikes led, in part, to flight cancellations in Vienna, but also to an increase in transfers. The number of local passengers rose by 7.2% during this same period.
Passenger traffic to Western Europe increased by 7.2% in April 2014, while Eastern Europe recorded a plus of 2.3%. The number of passengers travelling to the Middle East and the Far East was 25.7% and 21.3% higher, respectively. Passenger traffic to North America rose by a very strong 60.3% in comparison with April of the previous year, chiefly due to the start of flights by Austrian Airlines to Chicago in May 2013.
Results in Detail
  April 2014 Change in % January to
April 2014
Change in %
Passengers: 1,937,068 +7.8 6,359,712 +2.4
Local passengers: 1,363,910 +7.2 4,496,545 +4.1
Transfer passengers: 570,972 +9.3 1,855,628 -1.3
Maximum take-off weight
(in tonnes):
686,424 +5.8 2,450,654 +2.1
Flight movements
(arrival + departure):
19,494 +1.1 70,714 -1.1
Cargo in tonnes
(air cargo and trucking):
23,332 +9.1 87,438 +7.4
For additional information contact:
Corporate Communications Flughafen Wien AG
Press Office:
Peter Kleemann (+43-1-) 7007-23000;  
Clemens Schleinzer (+43-1-) 7007-22399;   
Stefanie Tomanek (+43-1-) 7007-26939  ;