Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) transported 8,048,233 passengers in the first six months of 2017, some 4.4% more than it had in the same period last year. The increase was achieved even though the 69,089 flights operated during the period were a 3.8% decline on January to June 2016.
First-half systemwide capacity was raised 4.9% in available seat-kilometre (ASK) terms. The increase was fully absorbed by traffic volume growth, which amounted to 7.7% in revenue passenger-kilometre (RPK) terms. Systemwide seat load factor for the first-half period improved accordingly, rising 2.1 percentage points to 80.6%.
For June 2017 SWISS carried 1,476,963 passengers, a 3.8% improvement on the same month last year. The 11,878 flights operated represented a 5.0% decline. ASK capacity for the month was increased by 3.8%, while RPK traffic volume rose 5.8%. Systemwide seat load factor improved 1.6 percentage points to 84.8%.
Please note: to offer a full overview of the traffic performance of the airlines of the Lufthansa Group, we report all these carriers’ traffic results. This overview (in which the results for SWISS also include those of its sister carrier Edelweiss) is provided in the tables attached.