The number of air transport movements has been growing at a considerably lower pace than the number of passengers over the last few years, as a result of larger aircraft and higher load factors. 2013 saw a marginal rise in the number of air transport movements: where numbers increased from 420,249 to 423,407 in 2012, in 2013 they reached a total of 425,565 (+0.5%).
The number of passenger aircraft movements went up by 0.5%, from 407,864 to 409,942. The total number of available seats rose at a slightly higher rate of 1.6%, totalling 64.3 million.
The number of cargo air transport movements also increased in 2013 by 0.5% (-2.4% in 2012) and totalled 15,623. The average maximum take-off weight (MTOW) for cargo aircraft rose from 324.2 tonnes in 2012 to 331.1 tonnes in 2013. On average, cargo flights were operated with larger aircraft.