airberlin reduces capacity and increases load factor in September

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Germany’s second-largest airline company, while reducing capacity by 3.2 percent, significantly increased its load factor in September by 1.5 percentage points to 88.1 percent as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year. The accumulated load factor increased by 0.1 percentage points to 84.9 percent, remaining stable in yearly comparison.

Furthermore, airberlin recorded a substantial increase in the development of the revenue passenger kilometres. In September, airberlin’s passengers travelled a total of approximately 4.738 billion kilometres (RPK) on airberlin’s global flight route network, which corresponds to a strong increase of 2.3 percent over the corresponding period of the previous year.

Despite a decrease in the number of passengers travelling on airberlin worldwide by 1.9 percent to 3,101,395 passengers as a result of the capacity reduction, airberlin was able to increase the number of available seat kilometres (ASK) by 0.5 percent to 5.377 billion as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year.

September 2016
 2016, accumulated
Capacitiy 3.597.751 (-3,2%) 27.754.781 (-4,1%)
Number of passengers
3.101.395 (-1,9%) 22.717.100 (-4,4%)
ASK in millions 5.377 (+0,5%) 41.929 (-3,2%)
RPK in millions 4.738 (+2,3%) 35.583 (-3,1%)
load factor in % 88,1 (+1,5 PP) 84,9 (+0,1 PP)

7 October 2016

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