Despite initial difficulties caused by the pandemic in the first quarter, a total of 2022 passengers were handled at Klagenfurt Airport by the end of 82.562.
Airlines across Europe faced challenges such as resource and staff shortages during the summer months, which also led to significant flight cancellations. Klagenfurt Airport also felt the effects. Nevertheless, the turnaround has been achieved, after the pandemic years one is on a growth course, according to the airport in a press release. In June 2022, 10.311 passengers used the airport, the record value was recorded last month with 10.606 passengers.
More than 2023 passengers are expected in 250.000
“Ryanair has made a significant contribution to the positive development at Klagenfurt Airport with attractive, new scheduled connections from November 2022. The comeback of Eurowings and the hub connection through Austrian Airlines are boosting passenger numbers in the long term. With LILIAIR, a new home carrier will take off in 2023 to the important hub of Frankfurt as well as to Munich and Hamburg, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings will increase their frequencies,” summarizes Airport Klagenfurt Managing Director Nils Witt.
New connections will also be added in the new year. With the start of the summer schedule, Ryanair will be flying up to three times a week to Palma de Mallorca and twice a week to Alicante in Spain. London Stansted will now be served all year round due to the good occupancy rate. From May to September 2023, Springer Reisen will fly to the Greek holiday islands of Skiathos and Paros on Fridays and Saturdays.
From April 2023, the airline Liliair will also contribute to the positive development at Klagenfurt Airport. From this point on, the new home carrier will connect the state capital daily with the Frankfurt hub and three times a week with Hamburg and Munich. Business travelers as well as Carinthian tourists should benefit from the connections to intercontinental and European traffic.