Business at Munich Airport is going from
strength to strength with, for the first ever time,
the airport handling more than 30 million passengers in the first
three quarters of a calendar year.
A major factor behind this
result was strong passenger demand in Q3 2014. The 11.4 million
passengers using the airport between July and September represent
an all-time high for a single quarter in Munich.
set a new single-month traffic record, with 3.8 million
passengers. And Friday, 26 September 2014 entered the record books as
the busiest day in the airport's history, with 144,954 passengers.
The 285,000 take-offs and landings during the first three quarters
of this year was 1.5% lower than the figure for the first
nine months of 2013, a reflection of the fact that airlines are
operating larger aircraft in Munich.
The growth in passenger
figures at Munich Airport resulted from the strong gains in
international traffic. During the first nine months of the year,
growth was above average in particular in the intercontinental
segment, which posted a year-on-year increase of about 7%
to approximately 4.7 million passengers.
On continental routes,
18.4 million travelers took advantage of the extensive range of
destinations, a 2.5% increase over the previous year.
Traffic to and from domestic destinations in Germany showed a
slight 0.6% decrease.
gains in passenger numbers, the airfreight segment also posted a
new record. Total cargo handled at Munich Airport in the first
nine months of this year exceeded 215,000 tons, or 7.1%
more than in the same period a year earlier. This topped the
previous record set in 2011.
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