Munich Airport in 2016: over 42 million passengers (Photo / Video)

Munich Airport Franz Josef Strauß has set a new record for passenger traffic!

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2016 has been an excellent year for Munich Airport Franz Josef Strauß. The airport was transited by 42.3 million passengers, setting a new record. The increase was 1.3 million passengers, the equivalent of 3% compared to 2015.

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And the number of aircraft movements (take-offs / landings) increased with 14500 of operations (4%) compared to 2015, reaching 394 430 take-offs and landings. If we take into account the approximately 3000 of operations canceled by the strike, the increase would have been over 4.5%.

Munich Airport in 2016

And the freight traffic was fine. Munich Airport recorded over 334 000 of tonnes of cargo, up about 5% compared to 2015.

Returning to passenger traffic, the segment of international traffic enjoyed the highest growth. With approximately 6.8 million registered passengers, increasing by 5%, the intercontinental segment. The largest increase was on long-haul flights to destinations in Asia, which transported approximately 3.3 million passengers. And flights to destinations in North America have increased, with over 3.2 million passengers.

Base-Lufthansa, Munich

Continental traffic remains the most important for Franz Josef Strauss Airport in Munich, with 25.8 million passengers, up by 4% compared to 2015. Germany's domestic traffic registered the lowest increase, of only 0.4%, the number of registered passengers being about 10 million.

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All these increases were made possible due to the increase in the number of routes, which reached 257 of destinations served. The number of air carriers increased, which reached 100.

As of March 2017, Lufthansa will operate several flights on the route Sibiu - Munich, which will lead to an increase in passenger traffic on the route and automatically to Munich Airport.

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