Traffic results for January 2019: Austrian Airlines starts the new year with 7.0% passenger growth

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• About 791,000 passengers flew with Austrian Airlines in January, an increase of 7.0 percent
• Capacity utilization up 0.5 percentage points to 70.2 percent
• Revenue passenger kilometers rose by 8.9 percent

Austrian Airlines continues its successful passenger development of the year 2018. Approximately 791,000 guests flew with Austria’s home carrier in the month of January 2019. This comprises a rise of 7.0 percent from the prior-year month.

Once again, the strong performance in European flight traffic was the main growth driver. However, the intercontinental segment also showed significant growth.

The flight offering measured in available seat kilometres (ASK) was up 8.2 percent. Revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) climbed by 8.9 percent compared to January 2018.

Capacity utilisation of the flights equalled 70.2 percent on average, a rise of 0.5 percentage points.

The number of flights operated by Austrian Airlines in January 2019 was increased by 4.4 percent to 9,088.

This is a very gratifying start to the new year”, says Andreas Otto, Member of the Management Board and CCO of Austrian Airlines. “Apparently our customers prefer to fly with a longstanding partner of whom they know that his flight schedules are reliable.

Lufthansa Group

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