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Vienna International Airport: Plus 11.4% in passengers during October 2010 Increase in forecast for 2010: + 9.0 % in passengers

The number of passengers handled by Vienna International Airport in October 2010 rose by 11.4% year-on-year to 1,828,204.

Flight movements increased by 3.8%, maximum take-off weight (MTOW) by 14.4% and cargo by 2.8%. Transfers through Vienna were 11.7% higher in October 2010 than in October 2009.

Passenger traffic to destinations in Eastern Europe rose by 19.1% over the comparable prior year period, while the number of passengers travelling to Western Europe increased by 9.9%. Traffic to the Middle East was 11.2% higher in October 2010.

The number of passengers handled during the period from January to October 2010 was 8.6% higher than during the period from January to October of the previous year. Based on the encouraging development of business, Flughafen Wien AG has adjusted its traffic forecasts for 2010 to show an increase of 9.0% in the number of passengers, 10.0% in maximum take-off weight (MTOW) and 1.0% in flight movements for the full 12 months of 2010.