Vienna Airport is making profits again. In the first half of 2022, the listed operating company posted a net profit of 52.3 million euros, after losses of 32.5 million euros in the first half of 2021 and 18.2 million euros in the first half of 2020. On the profit of 82.9 million euros in the In the first half of 2019, before the outbreak of the corona pandemic, around 30 million euros are still missing. In terms of sales, more than 100 million euros are still missing from the pre-crisis level.
Flughafen Wien AG, which in addition to the airport in Vienna-Schwechat also owns those in Malta and Kosice in Slovakia, assumes that the recovery in aviation will continue. Group-wide, 28 million passengers and around 22 million passengers at the Vienna location are expected this year, as well as annual sales of 670 million euros and an annual result of at least 100 million euros.
In the first half of the year, sales amounted to 294.7 million euros, after 128.6 million euros in the first half of 2021. Operationally, in particular, things are going more smoothly for the company, which is owned 20 percent each by the states of Vienna and Lower Austria. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) more than quintupled, from 25.2 to 143.1 million euros.
The number of passengers in Vienna almost doubled in the holiday month of July, from 1.47 to 2.77 million. In the first half of the year, the company handled 9.2 million passengers in Vienna and 11.8 million across the group. Flughafen Wien AG is already generating more revenue per passenger than before the pandemic, and profit per passenger of EUR 4.4 is still slightly below the level of the first half of 2019.