Austrian Airlines sees significant rise in July
Austrian Airlines carried 1.1 million passengers in July 2010. This means an increase of 13.7 percent. The load factor rose by 3.6 percentage points to 82.7 percent.
Capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) was up by 2.8 percent. Demand measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK) rose by 7.4 percent. The members of the Austrian Airlines Executive Board, Peter Malanik and Andreas Bierwirth, said the following: “Our new market strategy is beginning to take effect. The trend of recent months is continuing. Although we are clearly improving our performance compared to last year, margins remain under pressure.”
In the period from January to July 2010, the number of passengers carried, at around 6.1 million, was 9.7 percent above the previous year’s figure. The load factor rose by 3.7 percentage points to 75.6 percent. ASK were reduced by 0.4 percent. RPK rose by 4.7 percent.
In July, around 842,400 passengers flew with Austrian Airlines within Europe. This means 23.3 percent more passengers flew compared to the same month last year. The load factor rose by 7.2 percentage points to 79.1 percent. The figure for ASK rose by 12.2 percent. RPK rose by 23.5 percent.
The number of passengers carried in the Intercontinental segment rose by 8.4 percent in July, to 169,800. ASK rose slightly by 2.8 percent, and improved the load factor by 2.4 percentage points to 85.1 percent. RPK rose by 5.8 percent.