Traffic results for the first three quarters of 2017:
Upward Trend for Passenger Volume of 13.9 Percent Compared to the Previous Year
- Increase of passenger load factor by 0.3 percentage points
- September 2017: 12.9 percent increase in passenger volume
Austrian Airlines carried a total of more than 9.8 million passengers in the first three quarters of 2017, comprising a rise of 13.9 percent. The flight offering in available seat kilometers (ASK) was up by 8.3 percent to around 20.2 billion. Revenue passenger kilometers amounted to more than 15.6 billion by the end of September, an increase of 8.8 percent compared to the previous year. Capacity utilization was up by 0.3 percentage points to 77.4 percent.
In the month of September 2017 Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume: Austria’s flag carrier transported more than 1.3 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 12.9 percent compared to September 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 kilometers (ASK) was up by 7.9 percent to more than 2.5 billion. Revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) increased by 9.7 percent to more than 2.0 billion. Capacity utilization of the flights (passenger load factor) was at an average of 80.7 percent in September 2017, an increase of 1.3 percentage points from the prior-year month.