Aircraft movements up by about 4%
“The strong gains in our traffic figures clearly demonstrate once again that growth in demand for mobility is steadily rising. This will continue in the coming year. Based on slot requests submitted by the airlines to date, we expect a 4 percent increase in aircraft movements in 2017,” said Dr. Michael Kerkloh, the President and CEO of Munich Airport.
As in previous years, the growth seen in passenger numbers in Munich is based above all on strong gains in international traffic: With about 6.8 million passengers – an increase of 5 percent – the intercontinental segment again posted the strongest gains. Demand was particularly strong for the long-haul routes to Asia, where passenger numbers rose by more than 5 percent as compared with 2015. In 2016, direct routes from Munich to both Asia and North America routes carried more than 3 million passengers (3.3 million and 3.2 million, respectively).
Continental traffic, with a total of 25.8 million passengers in 2016, remained the strongest segment at Munich Airport. This was a 4 percent increase over 2015. Domestic routes within Germany experienced a slight 0.5 percent increase to approximately 10 million passengers.
Once again last year, there were substantial additions to the global route network served from Munich: The 257 destinations – 10 more than in the previous year – was the most extensive range of destinations ever offered to passengers at the Bavarian hub. The number of airlines offering scheduled services in Munich increased by three to 100.
|Passenger volume |
|42,261,309||40,981,522||+ 3.1 %|
|Aircraft movements |
|394,430||379,911||+ 3.8 %|
|Cargo (in tons)|
|Airfreight and airmail||353,650||336,162||+ 5.2 %|
|Thereof airfreight turnover||334,497||317,387||+ 5.4%|