The airline carried 12.9 million passengers in the period January to December 2017, comprising a year-on-year increase of 12.8 percent or 1.5 million passengers.
This rise can be primarily attributed to the airline’s expanded flight offering in Europe. The flight offering measured in available seat kilometers was up 6.6 percent to more than 26 billion. Revenue passenger kilometers climbed 7.6 percent from 2016 to surpass the level of 20 billion.
Capacity utilisation of the flights equaled 76.8 percent on average in 2017, an increase of 0.7 percent compared to 2016. On balance, Austria’s national carrier operated 143,999 flights in the year under review, corresponding to an average of about 395 flights per day.