Passenger and cargo traffic up at Vienna airport in July
Aug 22, 2018: Vienna Airport saw passenger traffic rise by 7.4 percent compared to the prior-year month to 2,730,440 travellers in the month of July 2018.
July 29, 2018 marked the busiest day in the airport’s history, with 100,229 passengers, breaking the previous record of June 29, 2018 featuring 97,845 passengers.
The total number of passengers at Vienna Airport flying to destinations in Western Europe was up 8.0 percent in July 2018 in contrast to the 1.1 percent decline in passenger traffic to Eastern Europe. In July 2018, the number of passengers travelling to the Far East increased by 36.8 percent from the prior-year month, and passenger volume to Middle Eastern destinations climbed by 10.6 percent. The number of passengers travelling to North America was stable, showing a marginal drop of 0.2 percent, whereas passenger traffic to Africa rose by 13.2 percent.
On the other hand, cargo volume at Vienna Airport showed a rise of 4.0 percent from the comparable level of July 2017.
The H1 figures for Vienna Airport that is operated by Flughafen Wien Group reflects 5.5 percent increase in passengers. The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport in the period January-June 2018 is 11,840,245 travellers. The number of local passengers climbed 5.7 percent in the first half-year 2018 and transfer passenger volume rose by 5.2 percent. The number of passengers to Western Europe was up 4.3 percent, and Eastern European destinations showed passenger growth of 5.3 percent. Passenger volume to the Far East rose by 32.3 percent in H1/2018, whereas passenger traffic to the Middle East was up by 2.7 percent. The number of passengers flying to Africa showed a clearly positive development with growth of 40.2 percent, and the total number of passengers flying to North America was up slightly by 0.7 percent.
Coming to the cargo traffic, cargo volume showed slight increase that is an increase of 3.5 percent year-on-year. The hub handled 142,605 tonnes of cargo volume (air cargo and trucking).