Munich Airport says it is en route to a record-breaking performance after its third-quarter traffic figures include several new all-time highs. With approximately 4.4 million passengers, September 2017 was the busiest month in the history of Munich Airport. Moreover, the 164,000 travellers counted on Friday, September 29 represent a new all-time high for a single day. Overall passenger traffic in the first three quarters of the year was up 6% year-on-year – a gain of around 2 million passengers – to a new record of 34.1 million.
The number of take-offs and landings increased 3.2% to approximately 307,000. Freight turnover was also up by about 10% to 270,000 tons. Based on the traffic statistics available from other German airports, Munich Airport achieved above-average growth in passengers, aircraft movements and cargo. The average load factor rose by 1.6 percentage points to a record level of 77%.