Austrian Airlines registers increase in passenger volume of 4.0 percent in July 2018

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• July 2018: Number of passengers up 4.0 percent to over 1.4 million
• January to July 2018: 8.7 percent increase in passenger volume to roughly 7.8 million
• January to July 2018: Capacity utilization up by 1.9 percentage points to
77.5 percent

Austrian Airlines continuously increases its passenger volume. Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported over 1.4 million passengers in July 2018, corresponding to a rise of 4.0 percent compared to July 2017. The strong performance of flights in Europe particularly contributed to this growth. The flight offering, measured in available seat kilometres (ASK) was up by 4.3 percent. Revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) increased by 4.7 percent. Capacity utilisation of the flights (seat load factor) was at an average of 85.6 percent in July 2018, which is 0.3 percentage points higher compared to the prior-year month. The number of flights climbed by 3.5 percent in July 2018 to 14,126.

Andreas Otto, Member of the Executive Board and CCO of Austrian Airlines, commented: “We are satisfied with our results even though chaotic weather situations, as well as bottlenecks at air traffic controls and airports, recently are queering our pitch too often. We are still working hard on a new passenger record for the year 2018.

In the period January to July 2018, Austrian Airlines carried a total of roughly 7.8 million passengers, comprising a rise of 8.7 percent compared to the prior-year period. The flight offering in available seat kilometres (ASK) was up by 4.8 percent. Revenue passenger kilometres increased by 7.4 percent compared to the first seven months of 2017. Capacity utilization was up by 1.9 percentage points to 77.5 percent. The number of flights climbed by 5.1 percent in the period from January to July 2018 to 86,135.

Lufthansa Group

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