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Košice Airport getting busier in the first half of 2008

Slovakia's second largest airport, Letisko Košice served a total of 264,400 passengers in the first six months of 2008, up 56 percent year-on-year. In June only, 64,100 passengers used the airport's services, 45 percent up year-on-year, airport executive director Michael Hoeferer told news wire SITA.

Slovakia's second largest airport, Letisko Košice served a total of 264,400 passengers in the first six months of 2008, up 56 percent year-on-year. In June only, 64,100 passengers used the airport's services, 45 percent up year-on-year, airport executive director Michael Hoeferer told news wire SITA.

The Košice airport reported 161,300 passengers on international flights, up 87 percent year-on-year, and 103,100 on domestic flights, up 27 percent year-on-year.

The Košice airport served 243,100 passengers on scheduled flights connecting Košice with Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, London, Dublin and on the new route to Manchester in the January-June period.

Last year, the airport served 443,500 passengers, 29 percent year-on-year. The planned annual capacity of the airport is 700,000 passengers and the airport aspires to reach the number in 2016, according to SITA.

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