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Passenger traffic at Vienna Airport continues to show a substantial increase. The total number of passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport and Kosice Airport) in September 2018 climbed by 11.2% to 3.5 million travellers. The accumulated passenger volume in the period January-September was up by 8.7% to 25.8 million. Vienna Airport also developed very favourably, with the total number of passengers increasing by 7.3% from January to September 2018.
Vienna Airport: Strong growth in passenger volume and flight movements
The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport in the month of September 2018 rose by 10.9% compared to the prior-year month to 2,696,340 travellers. The number of local passengers increased sharply by 15.8%, whereas transfer passenger volume was down marginally by 0.8%. The number of flight movements in September 2018 also showed a substantial increase of 7.6% year-on-year. Cargo volume at Vienna Airport rose by 1.2% from the comparable level of September 2017.
The total number of passengers at Vienna Airport flying to destinations in Western Europe climbed by 11.5% in September 2018, and passenger traffic to Eastern Europe rose by 4.6%. In September 2018, the number of passengers travelling to the Far East strongly increased by 51.0% from the prior-year month, and passenger volume to Middle Eastern destinations declined by 2.3%. Passenger volume to North America also developed positively, rising by 15.6% in September 2018, and the number of passengers travelling to Africa was up 20.9% year-on-year.
Malta Airport showed strong growth in passenger volume of 12.8% in the month of September 2018, and Kosice Airport also reported a gratifying year-on-year rise of 3.5% in the number of passengers it handled.
Details on the traffic results for September 2018 can be found in the table below.
Press Office of Flughafen Wien AG
Peter Kleemann, Company Spokesman
Tel.: (+43-1-) 7007-23000
Traffic Development September 2018
Vienna Airport (VIE)
|Local passengers arr+dep||2,005,766||+15.8||14,805,092||+9.1|
|Transfer passenger arr+dep||682,240||-0.8||5,170,460||+2.8|
|Flight movements arr+dep||22,428||+7.6||178,393||+4.8|
|Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes)||25,676||+1.2||218,244||+2.8|
|MTOW (in tonnes)||889,100||+9.3||7,077,972||+5.4|
Malta Airport (MLA, fully consolidated)
|Local passengers arr+dep||701,405||+12.9||5,257,353||+14.2|
|Transfer passenger arr+dep||4,914||-3.1||33,604||+46.8|
|Flight movements arr+dep||4,766||+12.5||37,522||+14.4|
|Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes)||1,174||-2.0||11,835||+10.0|
|MTOW (in tonnes)||188,769||+11.7||1,497,769||+13.9|
Kosice Airport (KSC, consolidated at equity)
|Local passengers arr+dep||53,430||+3.8||437,029||+12.2|
|Transfer passenger arr+dep||0||n.a.||0||n.a.|
|Flight movements arr+dep||621||-4.3||5,035||+1.6|
|Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes)||4||+30.3||44||+31.4|
|MTOW (in tonnes)||16,506||+0.9||124,612||+1.9|
Vienna Airport and strategic investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)
|Local passengers arr+dep||2,760,601||+14.8||20,499,474||+10.4|
|Transfer passenger arr+dep||687,154||-0.8||5,204,064||+3.0|
|Flight movements arr+dep||27,815||+8.1||220,950||+6.2|
|Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes)||26,853||+1.1||230,124||+3.2|
|MTOW (in tonnes)||1,094,375||+9.6||8,700,353||+6.7|
Note: Total number of passengers includes local, transfer, and transit passengers. Retroactive adjustment of comparative values for 2017 and transit figures in Kosice