3.2% passenger growth in February for Austrian Airlines

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• January-February 2017: 5.8 percent increase in passenger volume
• Passenger load-factor of February fell by 2.8 percentage points to 66.8 percent

Following the positive start to the New Year (+8.5 percent in January 2017), Austrian Airlines increased its passenger volume for the month of February 2017 as well: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported close to 639,000 passengers, corresponding to a rise of 3.2 percent compared to February of 2016.

This increase is mainly due to the expanded bilateral flight traffic between Austria and Germany. The flight offering as measured in available seat kilometers (ASK) was up 2.6 percent to round 1.5 billion. Revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) decreased by 1.4 percent to more than 1.0 billion. Capacity utilization of the flights (passenger load factor) was at an average of 66.8 percent in February 2017, a drop of 2.8 percentage points from the prior-year month.

In the period January to February 2017, Austrian Airlines carried a total of more than 1.3 million passengers, comprising a rise of 5.8 percent. The flight offering in available seat kilometers (ASK) was up by 2.8 percent to around 3.2 billion. Revenue passenger kilometers amounted to more than 2.1 billion, a slight increase of 0.3 percent compared to the first two months of 2016. Capacity utilization was down by 1.7 percentage points to 68.2 percent.

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