Published on : Wednesday, March 12, 2014
As a consequence, the number of passengers carried by the airline declined by 1.3 percent to about 672,700 passengers.
Revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) were up by 1.7 percent due to the successful marketing of the airline’s North American flight service.
Capacity utilization (passenger load factor) correspondingly improved by 2.1 percentage points to 74.5 percent.
In the period January to February 2014, the number of passengers carried by Austrian Airlines fell by 1.0 percent to a total of about 1.4 million. Capacity was increased by 1.3 percent, whereas revenue passenger kilometers rose by 3.0 percent.
Accordingly, capacity utilization was up by 1.2 percentage points to 73.3 percent for the first two months of the year.
“We have moved to counteract the restrained demand on short-haul routes with targeted capacity adjustments.
The year 2014 has begun positively, featuring capacity utilization and productivity gains”, explains Karsten Benz, Chief Commercial Officer of Austrian Airlines.
“The increase on long-haul routes in February confirms once again that we decided for the right strategy in expanding our North American flight service. The new long-haul product is doing well.”
In February 2014, a total of 568,300 passengers flew with Austrian Airlines in Europe. This comprises a drop of 1.6 percent compared to the previous year.
The passenger load factor fell by 0.6 percentage points to 69.7 percent
In the period January to February 2014, Austrian Airlines carried close to 1.2 million passengers in Europe, corresponding to a decline of 1.8 percent from the previous year.
The passenger load factor fell by 0.5 percentage points to 68.5 percent.
In February 2014, the number of passengers carried on intercontinental flights operated by Austrian Airlines increased by 0.1 percent year-on-year to 104,400. The passenger load factor was up by 4.6 percentage points to 79.0 percent.
In the period January to February 2014, Austrian Airlines carried a total of about 224,200 passengers on its intercontinental flights, a rise of 2.9 percent from the prior-year level.
The passenger load factor climbed 2.6 percentage points to 77.6 percent.
source: Austrian Airlines