Vienna Airport achieved a milestone figure on December 3, 2018, as it welcomed its 25 millionth passenger. Vienna’s Mayor, Michael Ludwig, and the Members of the Vienna Airport management board, Julian Jäger and Günther Ofner greeted the traveller and gave her a voucher booklet valued at € 2,500. The airport said it expects to achieve a year-on-year growth of more than 10% this year.
An airport statement said: “The year 2018 is emerging as a record year. The figure of 25 million passengers handled at the airport means that we are already surpassing the previous all-time high achieved in 2017 at the beginning of December 2018. This year will already go down in the history of Vienna Airport as the one with the highest passenger volume. Other records could be broken before the end of the year, and even the 27 million passenger threshold could be surpassed.”
Michael Ludwig, Mayor of Vienna commented: “I am happy to be able to welcome the 25th millionth passenger at Vienna Airport this year. Vienna Airport is of crucial importance to Vienna as a business location and the further development of the entire eastern region of Austria. Airport expansion is the only way to ensure that an increased number of airlines frequent the travel destination of Vienna and that more potential destinations can be reached from Vienna. The city’s position as a Central European flight hub has to be strengthened. This is necessary and essential for domestic value creation, tourism and safeguarding jobs.”