Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported 13,686,440 passengers in the first nine months of 2018 – an increase of 6.5% on the same period last year. The company operated a total of 109,112 flights in the January-to-September period, up 2.6% year-on-year. Nine-month systemwide capacity was raised 4.0% in available seat-kilometre (ASK) terms. Traffic volume for the period, measured in revenue passenger-kilometres (RPK), rose 5.3%. Nine-month systemwide seat load factor improved accordingly, rising one percentage point to 84.0%.
SWISS carried 1,621,020 travellers in September 2018, a 7.1% improvement on the same month last year. The 12,621 flights operated for the month were a 5.1% increase on September 2017. Systemwide ASK capacity for the month was up 4.4%, while systemwide RPK traffic volume was raised 6.6%. September seat load factor amounted to 86.5%, a year-on-year improvement of 1.8 percentage points.
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 include those of its sister carrier Edelweiss) is provided in the tables attached.1