Austrian Airlines Begins the New Year with Higher Passenger Volume


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Austrian Airlines carried close to 668,000 passengers in January 2017, comprising a rise of 8.5 percent from the prior-year month.

This increase is mainly due to the expanded bilateral flight traffic between Austria and Germany. The flight offering as measured in available seat kilometers (ASK) was increased by 3.0 percent to almost 1.7 billion. Revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) rose by 1.9 percent to around 1.2 billion.

Capacity utilization of the flights (passenger load factor) was at an average of 69.4 percent, a slight decline of 0.8 percentage points compared to January 2016. The number of flights was increased in January 2017 by 5.3 percent to 9,532 flights.

Source: Austrian Press Release