Austrian Airlines traffic results for May 2019: Increased demand results in 4.4% passenger growth

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• May 2019: over 1.3 million passengers flew with Austrian Airlines, up 4.4 percent
• May 2019: capacity utilisation up 4.6 percentage points to 79.6 percent
• January to May 2019: about 5.3 million passengers, up 6.2 percent

Over 1.3 million passengers flew with Austrian Airlines in May 2019, comprising an increase of 4.4 percent from the prior-year month. The flight offering measured in available seat kilometres (ASK) was up 4.2 percent, and revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) climbed 10.6 percent. Capacity utilisation (passenger load factor) of the flights equaled 79.6 percent on average in May 2019, an increase of 4.6 percentage points compared to the previous year. The number of flights operated by Austrian Airlines was increased by 1.3 percent to a total of 12,668.

The demand for flights is rising. That is why we could welcome more passengers on board. Capacity utilisation was also up despite our increased offering”, says Andreas Otto, Member of the Management Board and CCO of Austrian Airlines.

Austrian Airlines transported about 5.3 million passengers in the months from January to May 2019, comprising a rise of 6.2 percent from the previous year. The flight offering measured in available seat kilometres was up 6.2 percent, and revenue passenger kilometres climbed 9.5 percent compared to the first five months of 2018. Capacity utilisation of the flights amounted to 76.6 percent, an increase of 2.3 percentage points. The number of flights operated by Austrian Airlines was up 3.3 percent to 53,317 in the months from January to May 2019.

Lufthansa Group

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