This drop is mainly due to the passenger decline to Eastern European destinations as a consequence of the Ukraine crisis, however, total passenger volume in the period January to November 2014 was up 2.4% and thus within the projected range for the entire year.
Vienna Airport reported a 8.3% decrease in the number of transfer passengers in November 2014 from the comparable level in November 2013, and the number of local passengers climbed 0.9% in a year-on-year comparison.
Total air cargo increased by 13.1% in November 2014, whereas the number of flight movements fell by 1.7% and the maximum take-off weight rose by 1.3%.
The number of passengers flying to Western Europe increased by 0.3% in November 2014, in contrast to the 11.2% drop in passenger traffic to Eastern Europe.
The Middle East region showed a decline of 3.1% in November 2014, whereas passenger volume to destinations in the Far East climbed by 3.5%, and the number of passengers flying to North America also increased, rising by 17% compared to November 2013.
The strategic investments of Flughafen Wien AG also developed well with Malta Airport reporting a cumulative passenger growth of 6.5% in the period January-November 2014 to 4,063,455 passengers.
The number of passengers handled by Kosice Airport also rose by 52.3% in the same period to 339,346 passengers.