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January 2022 Traffic Results: Passenger volume about half of the pre-crisis level but a four-fold increase vs. 2021 – 991,442 passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien Group and 819,674 by Vienna Airport in January 2022
The slight upward trend continued at the beginning of the year. Passenger volume of the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport and Kosice Airport) showed a decline of 55.4% from the pre-crisis level (January 2019). However, the total of 991,442 passengers is more than four times higher than in the prior-year month. Vienna Airport reported 819,674 travellers, also a four-fold increase compared to January 2021 but still 55.2% below the pre-crisis figure of January 2019.
Traffic results at Vienna Airport compared to the pre-crisis level of January 2019 showed a drop in the number of local passengers of 56.1%, whereas transfer passenger traffic decreased by 52.2%. The number of flight movements in January 2022 was down by 46.1%, and cargo volume at Vienna Airport declined by 2.1% from the pre-crisis level. Nevertheless, the figures for January 2022 indicate a considerable year-on-year improvement. The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport is more than four times the passenger volume of the prior-year month of January 2021 (see the table below).
Details on passenger traffic
Passenger traffic from Vienna Airport to Western Europe fell by 58.6% in January 2022 compared to the pre-crisis passenger volume of January 2019, whereas the number of passengers flying to Eastern Europe was down by 53.4%. The number of passengers flying to North America decreased by 37.1% from the comparable pre-crisis figure and passenger volume to Africa dropped by 58.1%. Passenger traffic to Middle Eastern destinations showed a decline of 49.5% in January 2022. The number of passengers travelling to destinations in the Far East fell by 83.0% from the pre-crisis level.
Malta Airport reported a drop in passenger volume of 56.5% in the month of January 2022 compared to the pre-crisis level of January 2019, whereas the total number of passengers handled at Kosice Airport decreased by 52.6% in the same period.
Details on traffic results for January 2022 can be found in the table below.
All statements made in this press release that refer to future developments of Flughafen Wien AG/Flughafen Wien Group are based on current assumptions and forecasts of the management. If the premises for these forecasts do not occur or risks indicated in the risk report arise, actual results may vary from these estimates. Despite the utmost care, all forward-looking statements are therefore made without guarantee and Flughafen Wien AG/Flughafen Wien Group assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

Traffic Development January 2022

Vienna Airport (VIE)
  01/2022 01/2021 01/2019 Diff. %
to 2019
Passengers arr+dep+transit 819,674 198,295 1,830,923 -55.2
Local passengers arr+dep 635,374 148,310 1,448,127 -56.1
Transfer passengers arr+dep 180,110 47,366 376,568 -52.2
Flight movements arr+dep 9,801 3,733 18,171 -46.1
Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes) 20,770 19,735 21,226 -2.1
MTOW (in tonnes) 432,540 170,873 745,018 -41.9

Malta Airport (MLA, fully consolidated)
  01/2022 01/2021 01/2019 Diff. %
to 2019
Passengers arr+dep+transit 159,357 38,936 365,995 -56.5
Local passengers arr+dep 158,960 38,782 364,047 -56.3
Transfer passengers arr+dep 396 154 1,948 -79.7
Flight movements arr+dep 1,704 621 3,187 -46.5
Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes) 1,188 1,075 1,335 -11.0
MTOW (in tonnes) 65,919 21,934 120,658 -45.4

Kosice Airport (KSC, consolidated at equity)
  01/2022 01/2021 01/2019 Diff. %
to 2019
Passengers arr+dep+transit 12,411 2,885 26,163 -52.6
Local passengers arr+dep 12,411 2,885 25,906 -52.1
Transfer passengers arr+dep 0 0 0 n.a.
Flight movements arr+dep 122 38 381 -68.0
Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes) 0 0 4 -100.0
MTOW (in tonnes) 4,049 1,134 8,290 -51.2

Vienna Airport and strategic investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)
  01/2022 01/2021 01/2019 Diff. %
to 2019
Passengers arr+dep+transit 991,442 240,116 2,223,081 -55.4
Local passengers arr+dep 806,745 189,977 1,838,080 -56.1
Transfer passengers arr+dep 180,506 47,520 378,516 -52.3
Flight movements arr+dep 11,627 4,392 21,739 -46.5
Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes) 21,958 20,810 22,564 -2.7
MTOW (in tonnes) 502,508 193,941 873,966 -42.5

Note: Total number of passengers includes local, transfer and transit passengers,
Traffic data adjusted.

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