• January-November: 4.5 percent rise in total number of passengers
Austrian Airlines transported more than 870,000 passengers in the month of November 2016. This comprises a rise of 10.9 percent from the previous year. This increase is mainly due to the expanded bilateral flight traffic between Austria and Germany and due to the strike actions at Lufthansa and Eurowings. The flight offering in available seat kilometers (ASK) was increased by 6.5 percent to more than 1.8 billion. Austrian Airlines sold close to 1.3 billion revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) in November 2016, an increase of 1.1 percent from the prior-year level. Capacity utilization of the flights (passenger load factor) was at an average of 71.0 percent, a decrease of 3.8 percentage points compared to November 2015. The number of flights in November 2016 rose by 11.9 percent to a total of 10,825 flights.
On an accumulated basis, Austria´s flag carrier succeeded in increasing passenger volume from January to November 2016: On balance, Austrian Airlines transported more than 10.5 million passengers, an increase of 4.5 percent from the prior-year period. The flight offering measured in available seat kilometers (ASK) climbed by 4.8 percent to more than 22.6 billion. Revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) sold by Austrian Airlines until the end of November 2016 rose 2.2 percent from the previous year to more than 17.3 billion. Capacity utilization fell by 2.0 percentage points to 76.5 percent.