Munich Sets Record of 19 Million Passengers in First Half of 2014

Munich Airport stayed on course for growth in the first half of 2014. With 18.7 million passengers, the airport set a new record for the first half of a calendar year.

“We also expect to report a new passenger record for the entire year that will probably come close to the 40 million mark,” said Dr. Michael Kerkloh, the President and CEO of FMG, the Munich Airport operating company, at the Munich Press Club today.

The number of aircraft movements, at approximately 185,000, was 1.7 percent below the previous year’s figure. Kerkloh added, however, that this trend cannot continue indefinitely because of the enormous investments involved.

The one percent increase in passenger numbers in Munich in the first six months mainly resulted from gains in international traffic. The number of travelers using flights between Munich and continental destinations was up 1 percent to more than 11.2 million passengers. By contrast, traffic within Germany was down by approximately 1 percent to 4.5 million passengers.

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