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Published on : Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The announcement of these strong traffic figures was yet another occasion for Dr. Michael Kerkloh, the President and CEO of Munich Airport, to reiterate the necessity of the third runway for Bavaria’s international air transportation hub: “Global mobility continues to grow and all traffic forecasts indicate substantial increases. In Munich we are already anticipating a significant rise in the number of aircraft movements with the start of the coming summer timetable period. Based on slot reservations to date, we can expect an increase of about 4 percent in the number of take-offs and landings in 2016. That represents 15,000 additional aircraft movements.”
The strong gains in passenger traffic in Munich in 2015 resulted mainly from growth in international travel. As in the previous year, the intercontinental segment posted the strongest gains, with an increase of over 4 percent to about 6.5 million passengers. Demand was particularly strong on Asian routes, where passenger numbers rose by 7 percent as compared with 2014. In 2015, more than 3 million passengers flew directly from Munich to Asia (3.1 million) and North America (3 million).
Continental traffic, with a total of 28.4 million passengers in 2015, is still the largest traffic segment by far. This was a 3 percent gain over the 2014 figure. Domes-tic routes within Germany experienced a 2.5 percent increase to 9.6 million passengers. The traffic growth in 2015 would have been even more dynamic without the massive disruptions and cancellations of flights to and from Munich caused by labor disputes. A total of 2,500 take-offs and landings had to be cancelled during the strikes. This affected about 300,000 travellers.
|40,981,522||39.700.515||+ 3.2 %|
|379,911||376.678||+ 0.9 %|
|Cargo (in tons)|
|Airfreight and airmail||336,162||309.361||+ 8,7 %|
|Thereof airfreight turnover||317,387||291.475||+ 8,9%|
Source:- Munich Airport
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