Double-digit growth on intercontinental routes to and from Munich. Munich Airport posted significant gains in passenger numbers in the first six months of the 2019 operating year. The latest figures, presented today at the Munich Press Club by Dr. Michael Kerkloh, the President and CEO of Munich Airport, reveal that the airport set a new half-year record of 22.7 million passengers – an increase of approximately 5 percent as compared to the first six months of 2018. The number of take-offs and landings was also higher, increasing by almost 3 percent to around 205,000 aircraft movements in total. In the cargo segment, which is experiencing a slowdown throughout Europe, the total volume handled in the first half of the year amounted to around 162,000 tons. This represents a year-on-year decline of nearly 6 percent.
AeroGround, Munich Airport’s ground handling company, is celebrating its fifth anniversary in Munich and the first full year of operations by AeroGround Berlin in Schönefeld this year. AeroGround was founded in 2011 as an independent subsidiary of Flughafen München GmbH as part of the reorganization and restructuring of ground handling services.
The booming traffic trend at Munich Airport shows no sign of slowing down: In the first nine months of the current operating year, the airport set yet another record for total passengers, at 31.3 million – a gain of about 4 percent over the same period in 2014. The number of take-offs and landings also increased by more than 3,000 (1.1 percent) 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.
On the back of strong gains in passenger and freight figures, Munich Airport achieved outstanding financial results in 2014, with consolidated revenue again showing a slight year-on-year increase to approximately 1.2 billion euros. Based on preliminary figures, earnings after taxes (EAT) for the FMG Group amounted to 100 million euros, and thus matched the high level of the previous year.