Positive year for Vienna Airport with cargo growing 1.9%

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Vienna Airport has had a positive year with total cargo volumes growing 1.9 per cent to 287,962 tonnes.

Operating company, Flughafen Wien Group says air cargo alone was up 1.9 per cent to 206,918 tonnes and trucking volumes by 1.7 per cent to 81,044 tonnes, helping push up total volumes by 1.9 per cent to 287,962 tonnes.

Net profits are expected to pass €132 million despite the developments at airberlin and NIKI in 2018, with revenue is likely to be more than €755 million.

Flughafen Wien member of the management board, Gunther Ofner says: “In spite of turbulences in the airline sector, we will report a higher net profit for both 2017 and 2018. The net profit guidance for the year 2018 is in excess of € 132 million. The signs point to growth.

“Thanks to the establishment of new business locations and expansion projects, more than 1,000 new jobs will be created at Vienna Airport in 2018. DHL and cargo partner are opening their logistics facilities in the Vienna Airport Region.”