SWISS carries more passengers in the first nine months of 2018

posted on 11th October 2018 by Justin Burns

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) transported 13,686,440 passengers in the first nine months of 2018 – an increase of 6.5 per cent on the same period last year.

The airline operated a total of 109,112 flights in the January-to-September period, up 2.6 per cent year-on-year. Nine-month network capacity was raised four per cent in available seat-kilometre (ASK) terms.

Traffic volume for the period, measured in revenue passenger-kilometres (RPK), rose 5.3 per cent. Nine-month network seat load factor improved accordingly, rising one percentage point to 84 per cent.

SWISS carried 1,621,020 travellers inSeptember 2018, a 7.1 per cent improvement on the same month last year. The 12,621 flights operated for the month were a 5.1 per cent increase on September 2017.

Systemwide ASK capacity for the month was up 4.4 per cent, while network RPK traffic volume was raised 6.6 per cent. September seat load factor was 86.5 per cent, a year-on-year improvement of 1.8 percentage points.