SWISS sets October passenger record
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) carried a total of 1 334 099 passengers in October 2010, a record for the month since the company’s foundation.
The result was also a 4.5% increase on the same month last year (2009: 1 276 491). SWISS also raised its volumes of services operated for the month. The 11010 flights performed in Europe were 3.5% up on the prior-year period (2009: 10638); and the 1372 intercontinental services operated were a 6.9% increase on the same month last year (2009: 1283). All in all, SWISS operated 12382 flights in the month, 3.9% more than the 11921 of October 2009.
Systemwide seat load factor for October stood at 86.5%, broadly unchanged from its prior-year level (2009: 86.2%). Seat load factor for SWISS’s European network rose 0.9 percentage points to 79.2%; and intercontinental seat load factor remained stable at 90.2% (2009: 90.5%).
SWISS WorldCargo posted another high cargo load factor (by volume) for the month. The 82.7% recorded was a 4.6-percentage- point improvement on the corresponding figure for October 2009.