Traffic results for 2018: Austrian Airlines Sets a New Passenger Record

  • More than 13.9 million passengers flew with Austrian Airlines in 2018, a rise of 8.5 percent
  • Capacity utilization up 2.5 percentage points in 2018 to 79.3 percent
  • December 2018: More than 950,000 passengers, an increase of 5.8 percent


Austrian Airlines succeeded in setting a new passenger record in 2018 of 13.9 million passengers. This performance surpasses the previous all-time high of 2017 by one million passengers, comprising a year-on-year rise of 8.5 percent. The flight offering measured in available seat kilometers (ASK) was up 6.2 percent. Revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) climbed 9.7 percent compared to 2017. Capacity utilization of the flights equaled 79.3 percent on average, an increase of 2.5 percentage points. The number of flights was up 4.8 percent in the year 2018 to a total of 150,963.

“On balance, people generally flew more frequently in 2018 and considerably more often with Austrian Airlines. We plan to further expand our flight offering at the Vienna flight hub again in 2019“, states Andreas Otto, Member of the Management Board and CCO of Austrian Airlines.

More than 950,000 passengers flew with Austrian Airlines in the month of December 2018, corresponding to a 5.8 percent increase from the prior-year month. The flight offering was up 5.5 percent. Revenue passenger kilometers rose by 8.1 percent. Capacity utilization in the month of December 2018 equaled an average of 75.2 percent, representing an increase of 1.8 percentage points compared to the previous year. The number of flights operated in December 2018 climbed 5.0 percent to 11,113 flights.




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