Passenger traffic at Vienna Airport declines 4% in February 2013

17 March 2013 (Last Updated March 17th, 2013 18:30)

Vienna International Airport in Austria reported a 4% decline in passenger traffic during February 2013, registering figures of 1.33 million.

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Vienna International Airport in Austria reported a 4% decline in passenger traffic during February 2013, registering figures of 1.33 million.

Aircraft movements at the airport dropped 9.6% to 16,233, while maximum take-off weight (MTOW) reported a 9% decline to 537,965t during the month.

The airport's transfer passenger numbers fell 10.3% to 386,896 compared to February 2012, and domestic passenger traffic declined by 0.9% to 943,792 during the month.

Cargo traffic at Vienna airport slipped 13.9% to 18,972t during February, in comparison to the corresponding month in 2012.

"Passenger traffic at Vienna Airport during the first two months of 2013 fell 2.9% to 2.7 million."

During February, the airport's Eastern Europe and Western Europe passenger traffic dropped 4.1% and 2.6% respectively, while traffic towards the Middle East rose 0.4%, over the same month last year.

As well as last year's February leap year, Vienna Airport cited severe winter weather, which affected airports throughout Europe, as the main factor responsible for the reduction in air traffic in February 2013.

Passenger traffic at Vienna Airport during the first two months of 2013 fell 2.9% to 2.7 million.

International passenger traffic for January and February dropped 6.2% to 843,764, while domestic passenger traffic reported a 1% decline to 1.85 million.

Flight movements and maximum take-off weight during the two-month period declined 7.4% and 6.4% to 33,370 and 1.11 million tonnes respectively, compared to the same period in 2012.

In January 2013, the airport opened its newly modernised terminal, Check-in 1, following the completion of the SkylinkTerminal, Check-in 3.


Image: Aircraft movements at the Vienna Airport during February dropped 9.6% to 16,233.