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SWISS reports passenger growth in first half of 2012
First-half traffic results
SWISS offered 3.9% more available-seat-kilometre (ASK) capacity systemwide in the first six months of 2012 than it had for the same period last year. Total traffic volume, measured in revenue passenger-kilometres (RPKs), was a 6.0% improvement on the prior-year period. SWISS's European network saw ASK capacity raised 3.4% and RPK volume increase 4.6%; and on the SWISS intercontinental network ASK capacity was increased 4.1% while RPK volume rose 6.6%.
The first-half results for the airfreight business of Swiss WorldCargo showed only slight changes from the prior-year period. Cargo load factor (by volume) was unchanged at 79.3%, while total cargo sales were up 3.4% in revenue-tonne-kilometre terms.
SWISS's traffic results for the month of June 2012 show a 4.7% increase in total passenger numbers to 1,374,110 passengers (2011: 1,312,439). The systemwide seat load factor of 86.9% was also a 2.4-percentage-point improvement on the same month last year (2011: 84.5%). Seat load factor on European services was 1.1 percentage points higher, while intercontinental seat load factor was up 2.7 percentage points. Swiss WorldCargo posted a cargo load factor (by volume) of 78.5%, a 3.0-percentage-point improvement on the 75.5% of June 2011.
Full details of SWISS's traffic results are available on the www.swiss.com website
(under "About SWISS" > "Financial information" > "Traffic reports").
Über die Swiss International Air Lines AG
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is Switzerland's national airline, serving 70 destinations in 37 countries from Zurich, Basel and Geneva and carrying some 15 million passengers a year with its 90-aircraft fleet. The company's Swiss WorldCargo division provides a comprehensive range of airport-to-airport airfreight services for high-value and intensive-care consignments to some 120 destinations in over 80 countries. As the airline of Switzerland, SWISS embodies the country's traditional values, and is committed to delivering the highest product and service quality. With its workforce of around 7,600 personnel, SWISS generated total operating income of CHF 4.9 billion in 2011. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group, and is also a member of Star Alliance, the world's biggest airline grouping.
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