The dynamic upward trend at Munich Airport is reflected in the traffic results for the first half of 2022: With around 13 million passengers in the first six months, the entire annual volume of 2021 was already exceeded. Compared to the first six months of the previous year, the number of passengers has more than quintupled.
The steep upward trend can be seen when comparing the two quarters: in the first quarter of 2022 there were only around four million passengers, in the second quarter around nine million, more than twice as many passengers were handled in Munich. In June, Munich Airport already reached three quarters of its volume from the same month in the record year 2019. Seat occupancy in Munich in June was at a record level of 84 percent.
The airlines reacted to the high demand for air travel by significantly expanding the range of flights from Munich: While only around 2021 flight movements were registered in the first half of 40.000, in the first six months of this year there were more than three times as many with over 129.000 take-offs and landings. In addition, there are significantly more destinations available to travelers in Munich: while last year around 100 destinations worldwide were accessible from Munich, this summer there will be up to 200 destinations.
The cargo business at the airport is also benefiting from the increasing air traffic in Munich: With a total volume of around 127.000 tons, the tonnage of cargo volume has doubled compared to the same period last year.