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Flight Traffic Development in June 2016: Flughafen Wien Group Handles 2.7 Million Passengers
Stable passenger volume with rise of 0.1% in June 2016, accumulated increase of 2.1% in the period January-June 2016
Flughafen Wien AG including its strategic foreign investments in Malta Airport and Kosice Airport reports a stable passenger development in June 2016, showing a slight rise of 0.1% from the comparable level in June 2015 to 2.7 million passengers.  The total number of passengers handled by the airports from January to June 2016 was up 2.1% to 12.9 million travelers.
Vienna Airport in June 2016: Slight passenger decline of -1.0%, strong air cargo growth of 11.9%
The total number of passengers handled at the Vienna Airport fell 1.0% from the prior-year month to 2,148,547 travelers.  The number of local passengers climbed 1.4%, whereas transfer passenger volume was down 6.5%. The decrease can be mainly attributed to capacity reductions on the part of the airlines, the consequences of the terrorist attacks in Brussels as well as the crisis situations in Russia, Turkey and North Africa. In June 2016, the number of flight movements declined by 1.4% from June 2015. Vienna Airport showed substantial growth in air cargo volume, which rose 11.9% from the previous year.
The total number of passengers at Vienna Airport who flew to Western European destinations increased slightly, rising by 0.5%. In contrast, passenger volume to Eastern Europe was down 2.0% in a year-on-year comparison. The number of passengers traveling to the Far East climbed by 3.5% in June 2016, whereas passenger volume to the Middle East showed a drop of 6.1%. Passenger traffic to North America was up by 5.3%, different from the 30.8% decrease in the number of passengers flying to destinations in Africa.
There was a substantial rise of 6.8% in passenger volume at Malta Airport in June 2016, whereas Kosice Airport reported a drop of 14.7%. 
Presentation of traffic results
Following the increase of the stake held by Flughafen Wien AG 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. For this reason, the entire traffic results for Flughafen Wien AG and its foreign strategic investments have been included in the monthly reports since April 2016. The traffic results for Vienna Airport correspond to the comparable values of the monthly announcements of traffic results up to and including the month of March 2016.
Detailed traffic results for June 2016:
  June 2016 Change in % January - June 2016 Change in %
  Vienna Airport (VIE)
Passengers 2,148,547 -1.0 10,500,816 +0.4
Local passengers 1,570,510 +1.4 7,806,676 +2.6
Transfer passengers 571,994 -6.5 2,649,302 -5.2
Flight movements (arrivals & departures) 20,391 -1.4 108,809 -1.1
Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking) 23,776 +11.9 138,227 +6.3
  Malta Airport (MLA, fully consolidated)
Passengers 490,381 +6.8 2,183,089 +9.8
Local passengers 490,061 +6.9 2,181,447 +9.9
Transfer passengers 320 -64.5 1,642 -43.4
Flight movements (arrivals & departures) 3,515 +2.9 16,078 +4.5
Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking) 1,245 -12.3 7,507 -0.5
  Kosice Airport (KSC, consolidated at equity)
Passengers 40,555 -14.7 168,648 +17.5
Local passengers 40,555 -14.7 168,648 +17.5
Transfer passengers - - - -
Flight movements (arrivals & departures) 911 +1.4 4,194 +20.4
Cargo in tons (air cargo and trucking) 9 -50.8 47.6 -70.8
  Vienna Airport and strategic investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)
Passengers 2,679,483 +0.1 12,852,553 +2.1
Local passengers 2,101,126 +2.2 10,156,771 +4.3
Transfer passengers 572,314 -6.6 2,650,944 -5.2
Flight movements (arrivals & departures) 24,817 -0.7 129,081 +0.1
Cargo in tons (air cargo and trucking) 25,030 +10.4 145,781 +6.3
Please address inquiries to the Press Office of Flughafen Wien AG
Peter Kleemann (+43-1-) 7007-23000
Kathrin Hanzl (+43-1-) 7007-23399
Clemens Schleinzer (+43-1-) 7007-22399
Stefanie Tomanek (+43-1-) 7007-26939