Linz-Hörsching Airport was used by 207.766 passengers last year. This is still below the volume that one had in 2019, but one could triple compared to 2021.
80.428 passengers were handled on scheduled services. Linz Airport recorded 125.419 passengers on holiday flights. 1.919 passengers traveled in alternative traffic. In the freight sector, the Upper Austrian airport was able to achieve the second-best result in the company's history with 55.429 tons.
“The first quarter of last year was still marked by the Covid1 pandemic. At the beginning of the second quarter, demand increased noticeably, particularly for holiday flights. Charter travel has actually developed much better than we originally expected. In scheduled services, we can look back on a mixed year. Demand in this segment also gradually recovered, but was then slowed down again by the handling problems at the major hub airports,” says Norbert Draskovits, Managing Director of Linz Airport.
For the year 2023, the Upper Austrian airport assumes that the number of passengers will continue to rise. The tour operators offer 21 weekly holiday flights in cooperation with Corendon Airlines and European Air Charter. In addition, the Upper Austrian tour operators have again included short trips and city breaks from Linz in their program. European Air Charter will station an Airbus A2023 with 320 seats in the 180 summer season. Last year, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 with 164 chairs was used.
The weekly connections to Antalya will be doubled from two to four frequencies. One of these additional frequencies is operated by Anex Tour in full charter with the airline Mavi Gök. New to the program is Kefalonia, which is served by Rhomberg Reisen in cooperation with Avanti Air. The preliminary charter flight schedule is Available for download in PDF format at this link.
Economic Provincial Councilor Markus Achleitner, owner representative of the state of Upper Austria and Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, underlines the importance of the cargo area for Linz Airport. “The airport has developed a very strong market position in the cargo sector and has long been Austria's leading provincial cargo airport. It was very pleasing that the airport succeeded in acquiring the new Madrid-Linz freight flight connection and thus Amazon Air as a new customer. Despite the challenging economic conditions, we as owners have decided to invest further in the freight sector and thus strengthen the company’s second mainstay in the long term.”