· More than 730,000 passengers in January 2018 – Plus of 10.5 Percent
· Passenger load-factor up by 0.4 percentage points to 69.8 percent
Austrian Airlines carried more than 730,000 passengers in January 2018, comprising a rise of 10.5 percent from the prior-year month. This increase is mainly due to the airline’s expanded flight offering in Europe. The flight offering as measured in available seat kilometers (ASK) was increased by 0.5 percent to almost 1.7 billion. Revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) rose by 1.0 percent to around 1.2 billion. Capacity utilization of the flights (passenger load factor) was at an average of 69.8 percent, a slight raise of 0.4 percentage points compared to January 2017. The number of flights was increased in January 2018 by 5.0 percent to more than 10,000 (see table on page 2).
Andreas Otto, Member of the Executive Board and CCO of Austrian Airlines, commented: "We are looking forward to the new year with optimism, have significantly increased our capacity and strengthened our connections from Vienna to Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Milan and Paris."