February 2022 Traffic Results: Upward trend continuing, nearly six-fold increase vs. 2021 – 1,086,887 passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien Group and 874,057 by Vienna Airport in February 2022.
The slight upward trend continued in February 2022. The total of 1,086,887 passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport and Kosice Airport) and 874,057 by Vienna Airport was nearly six times higher than in February 2021. The passenger volume of the Flughafen Wien Group and Vienna Airport was at 48,3% and 46,9% respectively compared to the pre-crisis level of February 2019.
Traffic results at Vienna Airport in February 2022 improved considerably in comparison to February 2021, which was characterised by a low pandemic-related level of passenger traffic. The number of local passengers rose 493.9% year-on-year to 725,221, whereas transfer passenger traffic was up 314.7% to 145,508 travellers. The number of flight movements in February 2022 climbed 211.3% to 8,735 starts and landings. However, this is still only 50.6% of the pre-crisis level of February 2019. Cargo volume was down 1.5% from February 2021 to 18,259 tonnes.
Details on passenger traffic
Passenger traffic from Vienna Airport to Western Europe increased year-on-year in February 2022 to 305,061 travellers (+513,0%). The number of passengers flying to Eastern Europe in February 2022 rose to 70,407, comprising a rise of 394.3%. Vienna Airport registered 5,616 passengers flying to North America (+365.3%) and 13,006 to Africa (+253.7%). Passenger traffic to Middle Eastern destinations equalled 31,183 passengers, up 427.6% year-on-year. The number of passengers travelling to destinations in the Far East rose to 7,226 travellers (+186.0%).
Passenger traffic registered by the strategic investments of Flughafen Wien AG in February 2022 increased once again in comparison to the low passenger volumes of February 2021. Malta Airport reported a rise in passenger volume to 196,895 travellers (+615.4%), amounting to 54.8% of the pre-crisis level of February 2019. Kosice Airport reported handling 15,935 passengers (+789.7%), or 56.9% of the number of passengers it handled before the coronavirus crisis.