In July, airberlin increased its load factor, which can be attributed to a consistent capacity consolidation. In this popular holiday month, a total of 3,247,357 passengers traveled with airberlin. The decrease in the number of passengers, i.e., 3.2 percent as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, can be ascribed to a capacity reduction. Passengers traveled 4.871 billion kilometers (RPK) on airberlin’s global flight route network, which corresponds to a decrease of 3.7 percent, in line with the ongoing flight route network optimization. The available seat kilometers (ASK) declined by 6.1 percent, to 5.580 billion.
At 87.3 percent, the seat load factor (RPK/ASK) for July developed in a highly positive manner, and increased by 2.1 percent. Furthermore, airberlin’s capacity utilization rate for the period from January up to and including July 2015 increased by 0.7 percentage points in yearly comparison to a total of 83.4 percent. For the same period, the number of passengers declined by 3.9 percent, to 17,282,976 passengers.
As Stefan Pichler, CEO of the airberlin group, stated: “The increase of the overall capacity utilization in the holiday month of July is giving us a push for the coming months, and we are doing all we can to continue with this positive trend. Due to the consistent continuation of our flight route network optimization and the capacity reduction connected thereto, an increase of the overall capacity utilization in combination with a reduction in the number of passengers provides an important indicator for increased efficiency in the course of our business redesign”.
Capacity 3,795,962 (-6.7 %)
Number of passengers 3,247,357 (-3.2 %)
ASK in millions 5,580 (-6.1 %)
RPK in millions 4,871 (-3.7 %)
Capacity utilization rate in % 87.3 (+2.1 pp)
Capacity 21,437,705 (-6.4 %)
Number of passengers 17,282,976 (-3.9 %)
ASK in millions 32,274 (-3.9 %)
RPK in millions 26,908 (-3.1 %)
Capacity utilization rate in % 83.4 (+0.7 pp)