19 million passengers use Munich Airport in H1 2024
July 18, 2024
Aviation Travel

19 million passengers use Munich Airport in the first half of 2024

With over 156,000 aircraft movements

Munich International Airport has recorded a remarkable surge in air traffic during the first half of 2024, marking a significant rebound from previous years.

According to the latest figures released by airport authorities, over 19 million passengers passed through Munich Airport from January to June, representing a substantial 14.8% increase compared to last year.

This resurgence has brought the airport’s passenger volume close to 85% of its pre-pandemic levels recorded in 2019.

The airport’s infrastructure has been bustling with activity. More than 156,000 aircraft movements occurred in the year’s first half, a 10.3% increase from 2023.

This figure has skyrocketed by an impressive 76% compared to the benchmark year 2019, underscoring Munich’s pivotal role as a hub for aviation in Bavaria and making us all proud of its achievements.

Among the notable highlights is the record load factor achieved by flights departing from Munich Airport, reaching an unprecedented 80%. This record underscores the robust demand for domestic and international air travel, with intercontinental routes experiencing a nearly 19% growth in passenger traffic.

Particularly noteworthy is the resurgence in travel to destinations in the United States and the Far East, mirroring levels last seen in 2019.

In response to the heightened demand, Munich Airport has expanded its flight offerings to approximately 160 destinations worldwide, including 47 intercontinental routes.

The airport’s cargo operations have also seen a notable boost, with a remarkable 11% increase in cargo volume, totalling around 147,000 tonnes handled during the year’s first half.

Munich Airport anticipates sustaining this positive momentum with additional long-haul destinations slated to commence operations later this year. This development and airlines’ plans to use state-of-the-art aircraft, such as the Airbus A350-900, further enhance Munich’s attractiveness as a key international gateway.

Munich Airport’s outlook remains optimistic as it capitalises on the resurgence in air travel, further solidifying its position as a leading hub in European aviation.

Featured image: Munich International Airport’s passenger volume is nearly 85% of its pre-pandemic levels recorded in 2019. Credit: Munich Airport

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