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SWISS Carries More Passengers In The First Half Of 2015

July 13, 2015 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) transported 7,778,125 passengers in the first six months of 2015, a 0.6% increase on the 7,735,402 of the same period a year ago.http://www.destination-asia.com/ The growth was achieved despite a 0.9% decline in total flights operated for the period, from 71,518 to 70,870. Of these, 61,761 flights (down 1.3%) were performed within Europe and 9,109 (up 2.1%) on intercontinental routes.

SWISS offered 1.4% more systemwide capacity – measured in available seat-kilometres or ASKs – in the first half of 2015 than it had in the prior-year period. Total traffic volume – measured in revenue passenger-kilometres or RPKs – was up 0.9% year-on-year. Seat load factor slipped slightly as a result: the systemwide seat load factor of 81.3% for the first-half period was 0.4 percentage points down from the 81.7% of January-to-June 2014.

The airfreight business of Swiss WorldCargo reported a first-half cargo load factor (by volume) of 76.5%, a 3.1-percentage-point decline from the 79.6% of the prior-year period. Total cargo sales were down 1.7% in revenue tonne-kilometre terms.

For the month of June 2015 SWISS carried 1,413,165 passengers in total, a slight 0.6% decline from the 1,422,392 of the prior-year period. Systemwide seat load factor also slipped 0.2 percentage points, from 85.9% to 85.7%. June seat load factor for European services was up two percentage points, while the monthly seat load factor for intercontinental services was down 1.4 percentage points. Swiss WorldCargo reported a June cargo load factor (by volume) of 75.1%, a 2.1-percentage-point decline (June 2014: 77.2%). Total cargo sales were 4% down in revenue tonne-kilometre terms.

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