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The upward trend in the number of passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien Group also continued in the holiday month of August 2022. The total passenger volume of 3,578,491 travellers registered by the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport and Kosice Airport) represented a rise in passenger traffic of 61% and 2,768,009 travellers at Vienna Airport represented a rise of 56% compared to August 2021. Passenger volumes of the Flughafen Wien Group and Vienna Airport equalled 88% and 87.8% respectively of the pre-crisis level of August 2019, thus only about 12% less than before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The strongest travel day in the summer holiday season took place on 31 July 2022, when passenger traffic amounted to 102,670 travellers, or 90% of the pre-crisis volume (113,069 passengers recorded on 14 July 2019).
The number of local passengers at Vienna Airport rose to 1,994,837 travellers (+52.0%), whereas transfer passenger traffic climbed to 767,890 travellers (+66.8%). The number of flight movements in August 2022 increased to 19,846 starts and landings (+30,0%). However, cargo volume was down 2.6% from August 2021 to 19,721 tonnes.
Details on passenger traffic
Passenger traffic from Vienna Airport to Western Europe increased to 961,601 travellers in August 2022 (+56.2%) compared to the prior-year month. The number of passengers flying to Eastern Europe in August rose to 225,382 (+35.4%). Vienna Airport reported a total of 52.046 passengers flying to North America (+74.0%) and 23,244 (+186.9%) to Africa. Passenger traffic to destinations in the Middle East equalled 80,878 travellers in August (+102.5%), whereas the number of passengers flying to the Far East climbed to a total of 19,717 (+>500%) in August 2022.
Passenger traffic registered by the strategic investments of Flughafen Wien AG in August 2022 also increased compared to the previous year. Malta Airport reported a rise in passenger volume in August 2022 to 712,122 travellers (+74.8%), amounting to 86.5% of the pre-crisis level of August 2019. Kosice Airport reported handling 98,360 passengers (+157.4%), slightly higher than the number of passengers it handled before the coronavirus crisis.
Details on traffic results for August 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.
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Traffic Development August 2022
Vienna Airport (VIE)
|Local passengers arr+dep||1,994,837||1,312,802||2,365,050||11,117,445||+192.2||-30.9|
|Transfer passengers arr+dep||767,890||460,458||776,420||3,611,506||+160.0||-24.0|
|Flight movements arr+dep||19,846||15,270||24,696||120,182||+106.1||-32.4|
|Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes)||19,721||20,249||23,575||165,069||-1.0||-9.8|
|MTOW (in tonnes)||819,422||619,450||1,004,990||5,027,653||+99.6||-30.6|
Malta Airport (MLA, fully consolidated)
|Local passengers arr+dep||711,386||406,256||818,121||3,741,178||+233.8||-22.8|
|Transfer passengers arr+dep||734||1,150||5,532||5,366||+171.8||-81.4|
|Flight movements arr+dep||4,423||3,796||5,366||26,450||+115.7||-23.5|
|Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes)||1,464||1,400||1,310||10,365||+4.4||-0.6|
|MTOW (in tonnes)||171,234||144,093||204,560||1,018,624||+124.3||-22.3|
Kosice Airport (KSC, consolidated at equity)
|Local passengers arr+dep||98,360||38,210||93,543||383,735||+315.7||-5.8|
|Transfer passengers arr+dep||0||0||0||0||n.a.||n.a.|
|Flight movements arr+dep||678||256||809||3,074||+308.8||-27.9|
|Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes)||0||0||2||0||n.a.||-98.6|
|MTOW (in tonnes)||23,685||9,269||23,548||102,443||+289.2||-7.0|
Vienna Airport and strategic investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)
|Local passengers arr+dep||2,804,583||1,757,268||3,276,714||15,242,358||+203.7||-28.6|
|Transfer passengers arr+dep||768,624||461,608||781,952||3,616,872||+160.0||-24.4|
|Flight movements arr+dep||24,947||19,322||30,871||149,706||+109.9||-30.9|
|Cargo arr+dep (in tonnes)||21,185||21,649||24,888||175,434||-0.7||-9.3|
|MTOW (in tonnes)||1,014,341||772,812||1,233,098||6,148,720||+105.0||-29.0|
Note: Total number of passengers includes local, transfer and transit passengers,
Traffic data adjusted.