Passenger Traffic at Munich Airport Rises to All-Time High

Munich Airport’s growth continued in 2017 with new traffic records in several categories. Passenger traffic increased by 2.3 million to a new all-time high of 44.6 million. This was a 5.5% gain over the 2016 figure.

The airport also saw a surge in take-offs and landings, with an increase of more than 10,000 to approximately 405,000 – a gain of 2.6%. Another record is reported by the airfreight segment, which achieved a total turnover of around 379,000 tons in 2017 – a 7% gain over the previous year. Dr Michael Kerkloh, President and CEO of Munich Airport, said: “These are outstanding traffic figures, especially when we consider the turbulence the aviation industry is currently experiencing. The massive increases once again underscore our airport’s importance as one of the leading air transportation hubs in Europe.” As in previous years, passenger growth in Munich benefited in particular from above-average gains in international traffic. The strongest growth was seen in the intercontinental segment, where traffic increased by 7% to 7.3 million passengers. Dr Kerkloh said that demand was strong especially for connections from Munich to destinations in the USA. Continental services remained the largest traffic segment with a total of 27.4 million passengers – 6.5% more than in 2016.

Within Europe, the strongest growth was seen on routes to and from Greece and Spain. On domestic routes within Germany, traffic increased by more than 2% to over 9.8 million passengers. The percentage of seats occupied was up again in 2017, increasing to a new record level of 76.5%.

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