In the first nine months of the year, Munich
Airport set yet another record for total passengers, at 31.3
million – a gain of about 4% over the same period in 2014.
The number of take-offs and landings also
increased by more than 3,000 (1.1%) to nearly 288,000.
In the third quarter, the Bavarian hub posted
several all-time highs: the nearly 12 million passengers using the
airport between July and September represent a new record for a
calendar quarter in Munich. August also set a new single-month
traffic record for Munich of just under 4 million passengers. And
Friday, 25 September 2015 entered the record books as the busiest day
in the airport's history, with 147,802 passengers.
in passenger numbers at Munich Airport is fuelled above all by
strong gains in international traffic. On European routes, 19.1 million travelers took advantage of the extensive range of
destinations offered: a 3.9% increase over the previous year. The intercontinental segment posted somewhat stronger gains, at 4.1%,
to nearly 4.9 million, and traffic on domestic routes increased by 3.2% to 7.2 million.
Growth in the cargo segment was even
more robust. In the first nine months of the year, the cargo
turnover totaled about 236,000 tons. This represents a 10% gain
over Jan.–Sept. 2014 and marks a new record. A major factor behind
the strong gains is the increased use of cargo aircraft at Munich
Airport. As a result, the share of the total tonnage carried on
"freight-only" rose by nearly one third to approximately 41,000
tons. Meanwhile, co-loaded freight transported on passenger
flights increased by about 6% to 195,000 tons.
In view of
the strong traffic growth in the first three quarters, Munich
Airport also expects to set a new full-year record for cargo as well as an all-time high of more than 41 million for total
passengers. Based on the figures provided by the airlines to date,
the current growth trend will gather momentum in the coming year.
This will mean that in 2016, the airport will once again
substantially add to its all-time highs for total passengers as
well as the number of aircraft movements.
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