Passenger numbers: Weeze with 1,6 million travelers

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The German regional airport Weeze had around 2023 million passengers in the recently completed year 1,6. In direct comparison to the previous period, this increased by around 54, which is attributed to Ryanair, Air Arabia and Sky Express, among others.

The average utilization of the aircraft is said to have been 85 percent. The strong demand for vacation trips was not only evident in the peak travel season from June to August 2023. December developed into the strongest month of growth compared to the previous year. Comparing December - the last year not influenced by Covid - 2019 with 2023, the number of passengers increased by over 60%.

With 19.464 takeoffs and landings, the number of flight movements in 2023 increased by 25,3% compared to the previous year (2022: 15.533 takeoffs and landings). In 2022, 1.037.296 guests traveled to and from Weeze Airport, and in 2023 there were already 1.596.199 travelers.

The Federal Association of the German Aviation Industry (BDL) takes a look at the first half of 2024 and bases its figures on the plans of airlines and tour operators: Weeze Airport, as a German commercial airport, will have the second strongest recovery in the first half of 2024 compared to the same period in 2019 and reaches over 140% of passenger numbers. (Source: BDL broadcast from January 04.01.2024th, XNUMX)

Based on the 45 bookable destinations, it can already be predicted that around 1,8 million passengers will use Weeze Airport. The route with the highest frequency remains Palma de Mallorca (PMI), with sometimes several daily departures. New routes can also already be booked, including the Croatian city of Dubrovnik, which will be accessible from Niederrhein Airport for the first time.

Sebastian Pope, Managing Director of Weeze Airport, is confident: “The strong growth is of course accompanied by the challenge of expanding the necessary infrastructure. However, I am sure that we will succeed in this with our combined efforts and the always excellent support of the local authorities and companies involved in the process.”

Photo: Airport Weeze.
Photo: Airport Weeze.