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Austrian Airlines traffic results for July 2012: Capacity consciously reduced, load factor improved

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August 9, 2012

Austrian Airlines traffic results for July 2012: Capacity consciously reduced, load factor improved

  • January-July 2012: 6,555,800 passengers carried, + 4.4 percent
  • July 2012: 1,114,500 passengers carried, capacity consciously reduced by almost 11 percent, load factor increased by 3 percent

In the period from January to July 2012, the number of passengers carried rose by 4.4 percent compared to previous year?s figure: 6,555,800 passengers flew with Austrian Airlines. The load factor rose by 3 percentage points to 75.7 percent. The capacity measured in available seat kilometres (ASK) was reduced by 0.5 percent. The figure for revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) rose by 3.7 percent.

In July 2012, Austrian Airlines carried 1,114,500 passengers, which is 5.6 percent less than in July last year. The capacity (ASK) was reduced by 10.6 percent, caused by the sale of four mid range aircraft (Boeing 737). The average passenger load factor rose to 85.1 percent, which is 3 percentage points over the figure for the same month last year. The figure for revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) fell by 7.4 percent.

Austrian Airlines CCO Karsten Benz: ?We consciously reduced capacity and increased our productivity in July. We found a ready market for our flight program. I am pleased that we clearly improved our passenger load factor: For example, it exceeds 90 percent on the North America routes.?

Europe

In July 2012, 851,300 passengers flew with Austrian Airlines within Europe. This are 3.5 percent less passengers than last year. The load factor grew by 4.8 percentage points to 83.1 percent.

In the period from January to July 2012, 5,255,400 passengers flew with Austrian Airlines within Europe. This is 6 percent more than last year. The load factor rose by 2.8 percentage points to 72.9 percent.

Intercontinental

In July 2012, the number of passengers carried on intercontinental flights fell by 9.5 percent to 156,400. The load factor, which is 86.5 percent, was 1.4 percentage points over the figure of the previous year.

Austrian Airlines carried 954,500 passengers in the period from January to July 2012, or 0.6 percent more than last year despite the difficult market environment (crisis in the Middle East). The load factor rose by 3.6 percentage points to 78.1 percent.

Charter

In July 2012, passenger volume stood at 106,900 which is 15 percent less than previous year. The load factor rose by 3.7 percentage points to 87.2 percent.

In the period from January to July 2012, Austrian Airlines carried 345,900 passengers in the Charter segment. This figure is 6.6 percent less than last year. The load factor rose by 1.1 percentage points to 76.2 percent.

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines is the country?s largest airline. It operates a worldwide network of flights and serves some 130 destinations. This network is especially tightly woven in Central and Eastern Europe. Its 44 destinations make Austrian Airlines the leader in this market. Austrian Airlines is based in Vienna. This airport profits from its location in the center of Europe. This location makes it the ideal hub for those traveling between East and West. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, which is the largest carrier in Europe. AA is also a member of the Star Alliance, the first world-spanning association of international carriers.

Traffic results in detail

AUSTRIAN AIRLINES (Austrian + Austrian arrows + Lauda Air)

Traffic results

Jul.

Jan. ? Jul.

2012

+/- %?l.y.

2012

+/- %?l.y.

Revenue passenger km (RPK) m

1,784.4

-7.4

10,313.6

3.7

Scheduled

1,610.1

-6.6

9,712.3

4.1

Europe

738.6

-2.6

4,391.1

6.1

Intercontinental

871.4

-9.6

5,321.1

2.6

Charter

174.3

-14.2

601.3

-3.6

Available seat km (ASK) m

2,096.7

-10.6

13,628.4

-0.5

Scheduled

1,896.7

-9.8

12,838.8

-0.2

Europe

889.1

-8.2

6,024.7

2.1

Intercontinental

1,007.6

-11.1

6,814.1

-2.1

Charter

200.0

-17.8

789.6

-5.0

Passenger load factor?%

85.1

3.0

P.

75.7

3.0

P.

Scheduled

84.9

2.9

P.

75.6

3.2

P.

Europe

83.1

4.8

P.

72.9

2.8

P.

Intercontinental

86.5

1.4

P.

78.1

3.6

P.

Charter

87.2

3.7

P.

76.2

1.1

P.

Passengers carried?000

1,114.5

-5.6

6,555.8

4.4

Scheduled

1,007.7

-4.5

6,209.9

5.1

Europe

851.3

-3.5

5,255.4

6.0

Intercontinental

156.4

-9.5

954.5

0.6

Charter

106.9

-15.0

345.9

-6.6

Total revenue?tonne?km (RTK) m

203.9

-9.3

1.224.8

0.8

Scheduled

186.5

-8.8

1.164.5

1.0

Europe

73.6

-2.9

440.3

6.2

Intercontinental

112.8

-12.2

724.2

-1.9

Charter

17.5

-14.2

60.2

-3.7

Total available?tonne?km (ATK) m

265.2

-9.1

1,723.4

-3.1

Scheduled

244.7

-8.5

1,642.6

-3.1

Europe

93.9

-6.9

634.4

-1.8

Intercontinental

150.8

-9.5

1,008.3

-3.8

Charter

20.5

-16.0

80.8

-4.4

Overall load factor?%

76.9

-0.1

P

71.1

2.8

P.

Scheduled

76.2

-0.2

P

70.9

2.9

P.

Europe

78.4

3.2

P

69.4

5.2

P.

Intercontinental

74.8

-2.4

P

71.8

1.5

P.

Charter

85.0

1.9

P

74.5

0.6

P.

Source: Austrian Airlines

 

 

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