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November 2016 – Traffic results: Flughafen Wien Group reports strong passenger volume growth to 2.1 million (+8.3%)
The total number of passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport and Kosice Airport) has climbed 3.2% to 26.8 million since the beginning of the year.
Vienna Airport in November 2016: 5.9% increase in the number of passengers
The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport in the month of November 2016 totalled 1,766,913, comprising a year-on-year increase of 5.9%.  The strikes of Lufthansa and Eurowings had a positive effect   on the numbers as passenger-flows were partially shifted to the Vienna hub. The number of local passengers was up 8.1%, whereas transfer passenger volume declined slightly by 0.2%. The number of flight movements rose marginally by 1.3% in November 2016 from the prior-year month. Cargo volume at Vienna Airport was down 1.8% compared to November 2015.
The total number of passengers at Vienna Airport flying to destinations in Western Europe was up 5.4% in November 2016, and passenger traffic to Eastern Europe rose by 2.4%. The number of passengers travelling to the Far East was down 9.6% in November 2016 in contrast to the 16.9% increase in passenger volume to the Middle East. The number of passengers travelling to North America and Africa fell by 8.8% and 3.1% respectively.   
Malta Airport also reported a massive growth in passenger volume, which increased by 22.4% in November 2016, and Kosice Airport showed a welcome rise of 9.0% in the number of passengers it handled.
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.
Results in detail: Traffic development in November 2016:
  November 2016 Change in % January-November 2016 Change in %
  Vienna Airport (VIE)
Passengers 1,766,913 +5.9 21,610,691 +2.0
Local passengers 1,321,156 +8.1 15,718,102 +3.7
Transfer passengers 437,316 -0.2 5,801,418 -2.4
Flight movements (arrivals and departures) 17,567 +1.3 209,418 -0.4
Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking) 25,040 -1.8 260,873 +4.3
  Malta Airport (MLA, fully consolidated)
Passengers 347,081 +22.4 4,753,860 +8.7
Local passengers 345,903 +22.7 4,744,282 +8.9
Transfer passengers 1,178 -25.8 9,578 -42.0
Flight movements (arrivals and departures) 2,438 +17.0 33,389 +3.4
Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking) 1,412 +5.3 12,907 -2.8
  Flughafen Kosice (KSC, consolidated at equity)
Passengers 29,079 +9.0 407,190 +5.8
Local passengers 29,079 +9.0 407,190 +5.8
Transfer passengers - - - -
Flight movements (arrivals and departures) 602 -1.3 8,814 +11.6
Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking) 4 -92.3 83 -65.9
  Vienna Airport and strategic investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)
Passengers 2,143,073 +8.3 26,771,741 +3.2
Local passengers 1,696,138 +10.8 20,869,574 +4.9
Transfer passengers 438,494 -0.3 5,810,996 -2.5
Flight movements (arrivals and departures) 20,607 +2.9 251,621 +0.4
Cargo in tonnes (air cargo and trucking) 26,455 -1.6 273,862 +3.8
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