airberlin records strong increase in capacity utilization for November despite reduced number of passengers

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In November 2015, airberlin once again significantly increased capacity utilization (RPK/ASK) in comparison with the preceding month. While capacity was reduced by 7.4 percent, capacity utilization increased to 81.7 percent, i.e. an increase of 1.8 percentage points as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year.

Germany’s second-largest airline company, which has been ranked as having the best CO2 efficiency among the largest airline companies worldwide, transported a total of 1,943,884 passengers in November 2015. Due to the continuous capacity consolidation, the number of passengers decreased by 3.6 percent in comparison with the corresponding month of the previous year.

airberlin’s passengers traveled a total of 3.132 billion kilometers (RPK) within airberlin’s global flight route network, i.e. a decrease of 5.7 percent in yearly comparison. The available seat kilometers (ASK) for November were reduced by 7.8 percent, to 3.833 billion kilometers.

The positive development of the capacity utilization is also reflected in the figures for the accumulated period from January up to and including November 2015. The capacity utilization rate increased by 0.7 percentage points over the previous year and reached a total of 84.5 percent. The accumulated number of passengers decreased by 4.4 percent, to 28,581,115 passengers, in comparison with the previous year.

*atmosfair Ranking 2015

November 2015
accumulated 2015
Capacity 2.475.404 (-7,4%) 34.922.374 (-6,7%)
Number of Passengers
1.943.884 (-3,6%) 28.581.115 (-4,4%)
ASK in millions 3.833 (-7,8%) 52.255 (-5,1%)
RPK in millions 3.132 (-5,7%) 44.143 (-4,3%)
Capacity utilization rate in % 81,7 (+1,8 PP) 84,5 (+0,7 PP)

4 December 2015

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