airberlin significantly increases its load factor on declining number of passengers in October


airberlin increased its load factor in October by a significant 2.1 percentage points, to 86.3 per cent, compared to the same month last year, in spite of the downward trend in tourism and a strategic capacity reduction of 5.5 per cent.

Germany’s second-largest airline also recorded a 0.3 percentage points load factor increase to 85.0 per cent.

Revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) for the second consecutive month rose – a strong 2.2 per cent increase in October compared to the previous year – and airberlin’s passengers travelled approximately 4.397 billion kilometres throughout its global flight route network.

In the course of a continued capacity consolidation programme, the number of passengers who travelled on airberlin decreased by 4.1 per cent, to 2,748,824.

The number of available seat kilometres (ASK) in October decreased slightly by 0.2 per cent to 5.097 billion.

October 2016
2016, accumulated
Capacity 3,314,102 (-5,5%) 31,068,883 (-4,2%)
Number of passengers
2,748,824 (-4,1%) 25,465,924 (-4,4%)
ASK in millions 5,097 (-0,2%) 47,026 (-2,9%)
RPK in millions 4,397 (+2,2%) 39,979 (-2,5%)
Load factor in % 86.3 (+2,1 PP) 85.0 (+0,3 PP)

4 November 2016


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