As part of the upward trend in traffic at Rome Fiumicino airport, Alitalia
has reported a 35.6% rise in passengers carried for the period August 1-24,
against a 29.1% increase in the number of seats offered, compared to the same period in 2007. The
load factor (seat occupancy index) also went up by 3.5 percentage points to 74.5%.
International traffic rose by 42.8% with a load factor of 79.3% (for
Malpensa, during the same period in 2007, the load factor was 75.7%) and
intercontinental traffic increased by 121.1% with a load factor of 84.6% (for
Malpensa, during the same period in 2007, it was 81.2%).
These figures show that the increased number of seats offered by Alitalia has led
to a more than proportional growth of its passenger traffic at
Fiumicino. At the same time, overall performance has also improved as shown by a 16% decrease in
the amount of mislaid luggage, compared to August 2007.
Marked progress was also made at Milan Linate airport where passenger traffic
was up by 29.7% against a 29.1% increase in the number of seats offered. The load
factor at Milan Linate also increased by 0.3 percentage points, compared to
Improved overall performance is confirmed by the 2008 figures for regularity
(98.8% January-August; up by +0.8 points compared to 98% in 2007) and punctuality (79.4% January-August, up by +5.7 points compared to 73.7% in 2007)
in line with major European airlines.
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