OREANDA-NEWS. April 23, 2014. Munich Airport saw growth in all traffic segments in the first quarter of 2014, with a slight rise in passenger numbers and aircraft movements and a substantial increase in airfreight.

From January to March 2014, the number of passengers edged up to approximately 8.5 million – the highest first-quarter figure ever recorded at the airport. Airlines took off and landed more than 88,000 times in Munich in the first three months of the year – a year-on-year increase of 0.4 percent. The 68,900 tons of flown airfreight handled represented a 5 percent rise in cargo turnover as compared with the same period a year earlier.

Passenger traffic at the Bavarian hub in the first quarter showed a mixed trend across the various traffic segments: The number of travelers on intercontinental was up nearly 2 percent to 1.4 million, while continental traffic was nearly unchanged at 5 million passengers in total. On domestic routes within Germany, a slight rise was seen of about 1 percent to over 2 million passengers.