Germany’s Nuremberg Airport announced (09-May-2012) the airport is aiming to return to profitability in FY2016/2017 with the airport “pinning our hopes on sustainable qualitative growth” at the airport, according to managing director Karl-Heinz Krüger. Nuremberg Airport reported a 2.6% year-on-year decline in passenger numbers to 4.0 million in 2011, with the airport attributing the decline to the drop in the traditionally strong traffic with North Africa as well as lower numbers of transit passengers using the airberlin-hub. Traffic highlights in 2011 are as follows:
- Passenger numbers: 4.0 million, -2.6% year-on-year;
- North Africa: 1.7 million, -7.8%;
- Transit: -17%;
- Cargo volume: 107,000 tons, stable;
- Aircraft movements: 67,700, -4.4%. [more - original PR]
Nuremberg Airport: “For 2012 we’re planning on a stable basis of 3.7 million passengers. On this basis we will have moderate qualitative growth of about 2 to 3 percent starting in 2013,” Karl-Heinz Krüger, managing director. Source: Nuremberg Airport, 09-May-2012.