In the holiday month of August 2023, the Flughafen Wien AG Group had a total of 4.084.286 passengers at its locations in Kosice, Malta and Vienna. In direct comparison to the same period last year, the increase was 14,1 percent. As a group of companies, the volume was 0,4 percent higher than in the record August 2019.
Austria's largest airport accounts for 3.103.842 passengers. This was 12,1 percent above the value achieved in August 2022, but still 1,5 percent below that of August 2019. The Board of Directors is of the opinion that Austria has now almost reached the pre-crisis volume .
At the Vienna location, the number of local passengers rose to 2.343.709 (+17,5%) and the number of transfer passengers fell slightly to 751.962 travelers (-2,1%). Flight movements increased to 21.676 takeoffs and landings (+9,2%). Freight volumes grew slightly by 2022% compared to August 0,7 to 19.797 tons.
The passenger volume at Vienna Airport in August 2023 increased to 1.052.332 passengers in Western Europe (+9,4% compared to the previous year). A total of 2023 passengers (+252.727%) traveled to Eastern Europe in August 12,1. The airport recorded 53.300 travelers (+2,4%) to North America and 25.556 (+9,9%) to Africa. A total of 2023 (+107.545%) traveled to the Near and Middle East and 33,0 passengers (+42.653%) to the Far East in August 116,3.
Maltese Luqa Airport proved particularly strong. This had 2023 passengers in August 878.462, 6,7 percent more than in August 2019. The subsidiary exceeded the previous year's volume by 23,4 percent. The Slovakian town of Kosice also grew quite nicely, albeit to a smaller extent. This airport had a total of 2023 passengers in August 101.982, 3,5 percent more than in August of the previous year. The pre-crisis volume was even exceeded by nine percent. The group figures therefore show that only Vienna Airport itself is still below the passenger numbers it had before the pandemic.