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Tuesday, 23 January, 2018, 18 : 00 PM [IST]

Munich Airport records all time high passenger traffic of 44.6 million in 2017

Munich Airport witnessed a continuing growth in 2017, with new traffic records in several categories. For instance the passenger traffic increased to a new all-time high of 44.6 million, a 5.5% gain over the 2016 figure. Take-offs and landings at the airport also saw a strong surge, with an increase of more than 10,000 to approximately 405,000 – a gain of 2.6%. 

Talking about the growth numbers Dr. Michael Kerkloh, President and CEO, Munich Airport, said, "These are outstanding traffic figures, especially when we consider the turbulence the aviation industry is currently experiencing. The massive increases once again underscore our airport's importance as one of the leading air transportation hubs in Europe.” 

As in previous years, passenger growth in Munich benefited in particular from above-average gains in international traffic: The strongest growth was seen in the intercontinental segment, where traffic increased by 7% to 7.3 million passengers. Demand was strong especially for connections from Munich to destinations in the USA. Continental services remained the largest traffic segment with a total of 27.4 million passengers – 6.5% more than in 2016. Within Europe, the strongest growth was seen on routes to and from Greece and Spain. On domestic routes within Germany, traffic increased by more than 2% to over 9.8 million passengers. The percentage of seats occupied was up again in 2017, increasing to a new record level of 76.5%. 

Munich also expanded its global route network yet again with 266 destinations – nine more than in the previous year – passengers at Bavaria's international hub had more routes to choose from than ever before. The number of airlines offering scheduled services in Munich increased by 2 to 102.
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