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Press Releases & News

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Vienna Airport: 3.9% More Passengers in February 2016
6.1% increase in the number of local passengers – Passenger growth to Western Europe and North America
In February 2016, the number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport increased by 3.9% in a year-on-year comparison to a total of 1,348,801. Local passenger volume was also up in the same period, rising by 6.1%. Transfer passenger volume fell by 3.1% from February 2015. The number of flight movements rose by 1.5%, whereas the maximum take off weight also showed a positive development, increasing by 6.3%. In February 2016 air cargo climbed 1.3% from the prior-year level. Accumulated passenger volume in the period January to February 2016 was up 2.5% from the first two months of 2015.   
The number of passengers flying to Western Europe rose by 5.6% in February 2016, whereas passenger volume to Eastern Europe fell by 1.4%. The Middle East region reported a slight rise of 0.2% in passenger volume in February 2016 in contrast to the 2.9% decline in the number of people flying to the Far East. Passenger volume to North American destinations was up 25.2% in February 2016, whereas the number of passengers to Africa was down by 20.1% from the prior-year level.
The strategic foreign investments of the Flughafen Wien Group developed well. The number of passengers handled by Kosice Airport from January to February 2016 rose by 35.4% to a total of 45,561 passengers. Malta Airport registered 13.3% growth in passenger volume year-on-year to 473,183 passengers
Results in detail
  February 2016 Change in % January - February 2016 Change in %
Passengers 1,348,801 +3.9 2,688,447 +2.5
Local passengers 1,035,997 +6.1 2,028,002 +4.7
Transfer passengers 303,116 -3.1 642,370 -3.4
Maximum take off weight
570,035 +6.3 1,155,390 +3.5
Flight movements
(arrivals & departures)
15,402 +1.5 31,018 -1.0
Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking) 20,204 +1.3 40,876 +3.6
Please address inquiries to the Press Office of Flughafen Wien AG
Peter Kleemann (+43-1-) 7007-23000
Clemens Schleinzer (+43-1-) 7007-22399
Stefanie Tomanek (+43-1-) 7007-26939