Significant traffic growth across the board at Munich Airport
8 April 2016 • Author: Mandy Parrett, Editorial Assistant
Munich Airport has reported a significant growth in each of its traffic segments in the first quarter of 2016.
The number of passengers increased by 3 percent to 8.9 million – more than ever before in the first quarter of a calendar year. The 88,350 take-offs and landings represented a year-on-year gain of 1.3 percent and the 79,300 tons of airfreight handled was 6 percent greater than in the first quarter of 2015.
Munich Airport hub for international and intercontinental travel
The gains in total passengers at the Bavarian hub were largely due to growth in international traffic. With an increase of about 8 percent to 1.6 million passengers, the intercontinental segment was again the main driver of growth at Munich Airport, with significant traffic on routes to the United Arab Emirates, the USA and South Africa. More than five million passengers travelled on continental routes over the same period – representing a 3 percent increase from the previous year. Here, demand was especially strong for connections from Munich to destinations in Spain and the UK. In the domestic segment, traffic was up by about 1 percent to over 2.2 million passengers.
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