MUC again posts strong growth in Q1 2015

With 8.7 million passengers Munich Airport sets yet another record

10.04.2015
Munich Airport posted strong gains in passenger numbers and airfreight in the first quarter of 2015. The approximately 8.7 million passengers handled in the first three months of the year represent a new first-quarter record for the airport. The number of take-offs and landings, at 87,240, was 0.9 percent lower than in the same period in 2014. The decline was the result of flight cancellations during the four-day strike by Lufthansa pilots in mid-March. Without the effects of that labor dispute, the number of aircraft movements would have matched the previous year's level and the increase in passenger traffic would have been one percentage point higher. A total of 74,000 tons of airfreight was registered in the first quarter – a year-on-year increase of about eight percent.

Munich Airport posted strong gains in passenger numbers and airfreight in the first quarter of 2015. The approximately 8.7 million passengers handled in the first three months of the year represent a new first-quarter record for the airport. The number of take-offs and landings, at 87,240, was 0.9 percent lower than in the same period in 2014. The decline was the result of flight cancellations during the four-day strike by Lufthansa pilots in mid-March. Without the effects of that labor dispute, the number of aircraft movements would have matched the previous year's level and the increase in passenger traffic would have been one percentage point higher. A total of 74,000 tons of airfreight was registered in the first quarter – a year-on-year increase of about eight percent.

In the continental segment, the number of passengers rose to nearly five million, or two percent more than in the first quarter of 2014, with healthy increases seen especially in traffic to and from Spain and Italy. On domestic routes, the figures show a slight rise of about one percent to 2.2 million passengers.

Traffic figures for the first three months:



20152014Change

Passenger volume
Commercial traffic

8,660,200

8,451,400

2.5%

Aircraft movements
Total

87,240

88,070

-0.9%

Cargo turnover
(in metric tons)
Flown airfreight


74,400


68,900


7.9%

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