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SWISS carries 3.5 million passengers in the first-quarter period

April 14, 2016 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) transported 3,497,761 passengers in the first three months of 2016 – a slight 1.0% decline on the same period last year. https://www.pata.org/portfolio/pas-2016/SWISS offered 2.3% more capacity in the period in available seat-kilometre (ASK) terms. Total traffic volume, measured in revenue passenger-kilometres (RPKs), fell 1.7%.

First-quarter systemwide seat load factor declined accordingly, falling 3.0 percentage points to 75.9%. A total of 34,239 flights were operated in the period, up 2.7%.

A total of 1,292,192 travellers flew with SWISS in March 2016, some 0.9% fewer than in the same month last year. Total ASK capacity was raised 2.0%, while total RPK traffic volume saw a 2.9% decline. Systemwide seat load factor for the month was 4.0 percentage points down at 77.6%. SWISS operated 11,942 flights in March, 2.6% more than in the same month last year.

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