Passenger traffic at Vienna Airport rose 1.8% in July

15 August 2012 (Last Updated August 15th, 2012 18:30)

Vienna International Airport in Austria reported a 1.8% rise in passenger traffic during July 2012, registering figures of 2.19 million.

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Vienna International Airport in Austria reported a 1.8% rise in passenger traffic during July 2012, registering figures of 2.19 million.

Aircraft movements at the airport increased 0.5% to 22,053, while cargo and maximum take-off weight (MTOW) reported 10.2% and 1.9% declines respectively.

The airport's transfer passenger numbers increased 1% to 729,184 over July 2011, and domestic passenger traffic rose by 2.2% to 1.45 million during the same period.

Cargo traffic at Vienna airport declined 10.2% to 18,972t during July, in comparison to the same month in 2011.

During July, the airport's Eastern Europe passenger traffic increased 5.5%, while passenger traffic to Western Europe and the Middle East rose 1.7% and 1.2% respectively.

Passenger traffic at Vienna Airport during January to July 2012 increased 6.8% to 12.6 million.

International passenger traffic during the initial seven months rose 14.2% to 4 million, while domestic passenger traffic reported a 3.6% rise to 8.65 million.

"Passenger traffic at Vienna Airport during January to July 2012 increased 6.8% to 12.6 million."

Vienna International reported 0.2% and 1.4% declines in flight movements and MTOW to 142,508 and 4.73t respectively when compared to the same period in 2011.

Cargo traffic during the initial seven months declined 8.3% to 150,032t over the previous year.

Vienna airport is expecting stable growth in its passenger volume during the second half (H2) of 2012, following the capacity modifications by the operating airlines.

The airport operator Flughafen Wien, however, confirms its projections for 2012 with an expected passenger traffic rise of 4% to 5%, stable in-flight movements of 0% to 1%, as well as a 2% to 3% decline in airport's MTOW.


Image: Passenger traffic at Vienna airport is expected to be stable during H2 2012 in view of capacity modifications by airlines. Photo: courtesy of Flughafen Wien AG / Roman Bönsch.