• 11-JUL-2019

  • Zurich Airport

SWISS carries more passengers in the first six months

SWISS carries more passengers in the first six months
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported 8,791,179 passengers in the first six months of 2019, a 3.2% improvement on the same period last year. A total of 73,265 flights were operated in the period, a 4.8% increase on January-to-June 2018.
Total first-half passenger capacity was raised 1.7% from its 2018 level in available seat-kilometre (ASK) terms. Total traffic volume, measured in revenue passenger-kilometres (RPK), was up 2.2% on the prior-year period. Systemwide seat load factor rose accordingly: the 82.0% for the period was a 0.5-percentage-point improvement on January-to-June 2018. 
In June 2019 SWISS carried 1,717,843 passengers, 6.8% more than it had in the prior-year period (June 2018: 1,608,933 passengers). A total of 13,237 flights were operated for the month, up 6.2%. Both ASK capacity and RPK traffic volume were up 2.1% on June 2018; and systemwide seat load factor for the month remained correspondingly unchanged at 87.1%.
1 excluding Edelweiss


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