Nearly 1 million passengers handled by Bratislava airport

The airport also saw an increase in handled freight.

Bratislava airport, departure hallBratislava airport, departure hall (Source: Sme)

The M. R. Štefánik Airport in Bratislava handled nearly a million passengers in the first seven months of 2016, up by 16 percent compared to last year.

With 975,447 passengers processed, there were almost 14,869 landings and departures combined. This is 7 percent more than in the same period last year. At the same time the airport handled 12,796 tonnes of freight, also up by 7 percent year-on-year, the TASR newswire wrote.

“Operational results of the Bratislava airport posted positive figures for the seventh month in a row,” said the airport’s general director Ivan Trhlík, as quoted by TASR. “Despite the geopolitical situation – having, unfortunately, adverse effects on the summer charter season – we expect that the overall increase of handled passengers in 2016 will reach a double-digit percentage figure, like last year.”

The airport handled almost 257,814 passengers in July, up by 2 percent y/y, with almost 2,983 landings and departures, and 1,881 tonnes of processed cargo.

The five most frequented destinations are London, Dublin, Berlin, Milan (all operated by Ryanair) and Moscow (operated by Pobeda), TASR wrote.

Top stories

EC President Ursula von der Leyen and Slovak PM Eduard Heger during a press conference in Bratislava when announcing that EC approved the Slovak recovery plan.

EC approves Slovakia’s recovery plan

EC President Ursula von der Leyen said the plan meets criteria and is also ambitious.


17 h
Due to the lack of tourists, the beach is empty and only few boats are moored in the harbor in Fazana, Croatia.

Croatia lifts limitations for incomers from Slovakia

People need their ID card or passport only, and are recommended to fill in a form.


17 h

News digest: Delta variant changes conditions for travelling

Vaccinated people will enjoy more freedoms when crossing borders. Registration for Johnson&Johnson vaccine launched. Slovakia’s recovery plan approved.


16 h
Marian Kočner in Supreme Court during the appellate proceeding in the Kuciak murder trial.

A retrial of the Kuciak case could sway people’s trust in the justice system

Slovakia breathes a collective sigh of relief as Kočner is stripped of his not-guilty verdict – for now.


20 h