Traffic results for January 2016: Austrian Airlines begins the new year with higher passenger volume

• Austrian: 617,000 passengers in January 2016, +1.6 percent
• Lufthansa Group: 7 million passengers in January 2016, +2.0 percent

Austrian Airlines carried 617,000 passengers in January 2016, comprising a rise of 1.6 percent from the prior-year month. The flight offering as measured in available seat kilometres (ASK) was increased by 7.1 percent to 1.6 billion. In particular, this raise reflects the launch of flight service to new long-haul tourist destinations such as Miami, Colombo and Mauritius.Revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) rose by 4.7 percent to 1.1 billion.

Capacity utilization of the flights (passenger load factor) was at an average of 70.4 percent, a slight decline of 1.6 percentage points compared to January 2015.

The number of flights was increased in January 2016 by 1.7 percent to 9,052 flights.

Information: From now on, Austrian Airlines will communicate traffic results of the Lufthansa Group unified, in order to allow a comparable overview of all airlines. Please find the corresponding charts enclosed.