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Wed, 21 Aug 2019

Austrian Airlines Reports Strong Increase in Passenger Volume

Over 1.5 million passengers flew with Austrian Airlines in July 2019, an increase of 5.7 percent on the same month last year.

European flight traffic made a strong contribution to this result, with a growth of 6.8 percent.

Available seat kilometers (ASK) reached the same level as in 2018 while revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) climbed 1.4 percent.

Austrian Airlines Airbus A320 reg: OELBW. Picture by Steven Howard of Click to enlarge.

The passenger load factor equaled 86.6 percent on average in July 2019, an increase of 1.2 percentage points compared to July 2018, while the number of flights operated by Austrian Airlines increased by 5.6 percent to 13,491.

"Despite the current competitive situation in Vienna, we were able to increase the number of passengers on our European routes in particular," said Andreas Otto, Member of the Management Board and CCO of Austrian Airlines. "This shows that more and more passengers are opting for our quality and service."

Austrian Airlines transported about 8.3 million passengers from January to July 2019, comprising a rise of 5.9 percent on the previous year. ASKs were up 4.2 percent while RPKs climbed 7.0 percent. The passenger load factor amounted to 79.5 percent, an increase of 2.0 percentage points while the number of flights operated by Austrian Airlines was up 3.7 percent to 79,910.

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