Press release: 12.012-078/19

Commercial aviation 2018: passenger volume increased by 9.6% compared to 2017

Vienna, 2019-04-30 – In 2018, a total number of 31.7 million passengers (transit included) was counted at the six international Austrian airports (Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz and Salzburg), as Statistics Austria reports. Compared to 2017, this was a growth by 9.6% (+2.8 million passengers). Furthermore, a total of 296 852 take-offs and landings was registered in scheduled and non-scheduled traffic at the six airports. Thus, the number of flight movements rose considerably for the first time since the economic crisis in 2009 with +5.4% compared to the previous year (281 585 take-offs and landings).

Concerning air cargo and air mail, a total of 247 198 tonnes of cargo and 13 874 tonnes of mail was transported by air in the reference year, an increase by 5.1% in air cargo and a decrease by 2.0% in air mail compared to 2017.

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