• January-August 2017: 14 percent increase in passenger volumeAustrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume in the month of August 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported more than 1.3 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 14.7 percent compared to August of 2016. This increase is mainly due to the airberlin aircraft, deployed within a wet-lease agreement and the associated expansion of European flight offering as well as the expanded bilateral flight traffic between Austria and Germany. The flight offering, measured in available seat kilometres (ASK) was up by 10.0 percent to around 2.7 billion. Revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) increased by 9.7 percent to more than 2.2 billion. Capacity utilization of the flights (passenger load factor) was at an average of 84.1 percent in August 2017, a slight decrease of 0.2 percentage points from the prior-year month.
In the period January to August 2017, Austrian Airlines carried a total of more than 8.5 million passengers, comprising a rise of 14.0 percent. The flight offering in available seat kilometres (ASK) was up by 8.3 percent to more than 17.6 billion. Revenue passenger kilometres amounted to around 13.6 billion until the end of August, an increase of 8.7 percent compared to the previous year. Capacity utilization was up slightly by 0.2 percentage points to 76.9 percent.