Vienna Airport reports 4.2% rise in May passenger traffic

14 June 2012 (Last Updated June 14th, 2012 04:35)

Vienna International airport in Austria reported a 4.2% rise in its passenger traffic during May 2012, up to 1,985,053, when compared to 2011.

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Vienna International airport in Austria reported a 4.2% rise in its passenger traffic during May 2012, up to 1,985,053, when compared to 2011.

In the same time period, passenger traffic to Eastern Europe rose 14.5%, numbers to Western Europe increased by 0.9% and the Middle East region recorded a 18.7% rise.

The airport's flight movements and maximum take-off (MTOW) weight reported 0.2% and 0.8% declines respectively, while its cargo traffic also declined 8.5% during the period, when compared to 2011.

During the first five months of 2012, the airport's passenger traffic increased 8.1% to 8.3 million and its transfer passengers increased by 18.2% during the same period to 2,631,172 passengers.

Flight movements and maximum take-off (MTOW) weight of Vienna airport declined 0.9% and 1.7% to 98,651t and 3,285,955t respectively, during the initial five months of 2012, while its cargo traffic declined 9.3% to 109,937t.

Vienna airport has recently begun operating terminal extension Skylink earlier this month, which includes a central arrivals hall and central security controls for the Skylink and Pier West.

The airport is also planning to renovate Terminal 1, with work expected to commence by the end of June 2012.


Image: Vienna airport has opened the new Skylink terminal on 05 June 2012. Image: courtesy of Vienna Airport.