In March 2023 nearly 2,572,718 passengers were handled by the Flughafen Wien Group and 2,050,536 by Vienna Airport – Passenger volume only slightly below the pre-crisis level.
Vienna Airport is sustaining its upward trend. The total passenger volume of the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport and Kosice Airport) rose by 62.6% year-by-year to 2,572,718 travellers, whereas the figure of 2,050,536 travellers at Vienna Airport comprised an increase of 65.4% compared to March 2022. Accordingly, passenger volumes of the Flughafen Wien Group and Vienna Airport in March 2023 equalled 89.6% and 86.7% respectively of the pre-crisis level of March 2019, thus only slightly less than in the year before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The number of local passengers at Vienna Airport rose to 1,570,888 (+58.8%), whereas transfer passenger traffic climbed to 473,280 travellers (+93.1%). The number of flight movements in March 2023 increased to 16,114 take-offs and landings (+36.6%). Cargo volume was up 5.6% from March 2022 to 23,237 tonnes.
Details on passenger traffic
Passenger traffic from Vienna Airport to Western Europe increased to 687,452 travellers in March 2023, an increase of 56.7% compared to the prior-year month. The number of passengers flying to Eastern Europe in March 2023 rose to 165,387 travellers (+87.4%). Vienna Airport reported a total of 24,699 passengers flying to North America (+98.6%) and 26,215 (+69.0%) to Africa. Passenger traffic to destinations in the Middle East equalled 78,791 travellers in March 2023 (+64.3%), whereas the number of passengers flying to East Asia climbed to a total of 37,861 (+359.6%) in the month of March 2023.
Passenger traffic registered by the strategic investments of Flughafen Wien AG in March 2023 also increased compared to the prior-year level. Malta Airport reported a rise in passenger volume in March 2023 to 487,117 travellers (+53.8%), or 2% higher than the pre-crisis level of March 2019. Kosice Airport handled 35,065 passengers (+37.1%) in March 2023, thus 17.7% above the comparable pre-crisis level.