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SWISS carries more passengers in the first nine months of 2016

October 15, 2016 Aviation No Comments Print Print Email Email

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported 12,495,404 passengers in the first nine months of 2016, some 0.2% more than in the same period last year. The airline operated 111,116 flights in the period, 1.0% more than a year ago. Total systemwide capacity was increased 6.2% in available seat-kilometre (ASK) terms, while total traffic volume, measured in revenue passenger-kilometres (RPKs), was raised 3.0%. Systemwide seat load factor for the first nine months amounted to 81.3%, a 2.6-percentage-point decline on the prior-year period.

For September 2016 SWISS carried a total of 1,510,095 passengers, a 3.5% improvement on the same month a year ago. The 12,724 flights operated were an increase of 1.0%, and systemwide ASK capacity was raised 12.4%. Total RPK traffic volume was 9.0% above its September 2015 level. Systemwide seat load factor for the month amounted to 83.4%, a decline of 2.6 percentage points.

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