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SWISS carries more passengers in the first three months

April 14, 2018 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported 3,730,131 passengers in the first three months of 2018, some 1.9% more than it carried in the same period last year. A total of 32,380 flights were operated in the first-quarter period, 2.5% fewer than a year ago.

Total first-quarter capacity was raised 2.6% this year in available seat-kilometre (ASK) terms. Total traffic volume, measured in revenue passenger-kilometres (RPKs), was up 3.0%. Systemwide seat load factor for the period improved accordingly, rising 0.3 percentage points to 77.9%.

SWISS carried 1,410,605 passengers in March 2018, a 5.2% increase on the prior-year period. A total of 11,428 flights were operated for the month, 2.2% fewer than in March 2017. ASK capacity was raised 3.0%, while RPK traffic volume was up 8.3%. Systemwide seat load factor for the month amounted to 82.7%, an improvement of 4.0 percentage points.

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