Traffic results for February 2016: Upward Trend for Passenger Volume Continues
• February 2016: 6.2 percent more passengers
• January-February 2016: 3.7 percent increase in passenger volume
Following the positive start to the new year (+1.6 percent in January 2016), Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume for the month of February 2016: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported more than 620,000 passengers. This corresponds to a rise of 6.2 percent compared to February of 2015. The flight offering as measured in available seat kilometres (ASK) was up 9.3 percent to round 1.5 billion. Revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) climbed 6.9 percent to more than 1.0 billion. Capacity utilization of the flights (passenger load factor) was at an average of 69.8 percent in February 2016, a slight drop of 1.5 percentage points from the prior-year month. The number of flights was increased in February 2016 by 9.3 percent to 9,104.
In the period January to February 2016, Austrian Airlines carried a total of more than 1.2 million passengers, comprising a rise of 3.7 percent. The flight offering in available seat kilometres (ASK) was up by 8.1 percent to more than 3 billion. Revenue passenger kilometres amounted to 2.1 billion, an increase of 5.5 percent compared to the first two months of 2015. Capacity utilization was down slightly by 1.7 percentage points to 70.0 percent.