Traffic results for October 2017:
Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in October: +8.7% Compared to the Previous Year
· Increase of passenger load factor by 1.2 percentage points in October
· January-October 2017: 13.3 percent increase in passenger volume
Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume in the month of October 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported round 1.2 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 8.7 percent compared to October of 2016. This increase is mainly due to the expansion of European flight offering. The flight offering, measured in available seat kilometers (ASK) was up by 1.2 percent to more than 2.2 billion. Revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) increased by 2.7 percent to more than 1.7 billion. Capacity utilization of the flights (passenger load factor) was at an average of 77.8 percent in October 2017, an increase of 1.2 percentage points from the prior-year month.
In the period January to October 2017, Austrian Airlines carried a total of nearly 11 million passengers, comprising a rise of 13.3 percent. The flight offering in available seat kilometers (ASK) was up by 7.5 percent to more than 22.4 billion. Revenue passenger kilometers amounted to round 17.4 billion until the end of October, an increase of 8.1 percent compared to the previous year. Capacity utilization was up slightly by 0.4 percentage points to 77.4 percent.