In the third quarter of 2010, Munich Airport
counted more than 10 million passengers for the first in its
history. This marked a 10% gain over Q3 2009.
The airport also posted new monthly and one-day
records. In September 2010 almost 3.5 million passengers used
Munich Airport. A new all-time high for total passengers in a
single day, namely 128,649, was also set in the third quarter, on
Friday, 24 September 2010. The record proved short-lived,
however, and was topped just a week later, on 1 October 2010,
when a new mark of 129,707 was set.
The number of aircraft
movements also showed improvement in the third quarter, with a
gain of 3%.
The boom in traffic was not only a reflection of
the continuing stable demand for personal travel. The business
travel section also picked up noticeably and contributed to the
strong traffic growth. During the first nine months of 2010, a
total of 26 million passengers used Munich Airport – a 5% increase
on the previous year.
Key factors driving this improved performance
were the European traffic segment, which was up by 9%, and
intercontinental traffic, where passenger traffic jumped by 20%,
boosted above all by new long-haul connections offered by All
Nippon Airways (Tokyo), Continental Airlines (New York), Oman Air
(Muscat) and Singapore Airlines (Singapore). In absolute terms,
nearly half of the intercontinental traffic increases resulted
from the new flights.
In addition to passenger traffic, the freight
segment has also benefitted enormously from the resurgent economy.
Never before has the airport handled as much freight in the first
nine months of the year. The new record is now just under 200,000
tons of flown airfreight, a massive 29% increase over the same
period in 2009. The increased import and export tonnage at Munich
Airport is mainly attributable to co-loaded freight on long-haul
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