in Total, flew in last month to 1.65 million passengers with the Swiss, which represents an increase of 3.2 percent compared to April, 2018, as the on Monday published traffic figures went. The number of flights rose in April, with a plus of 5.2%, however, even more to a total of 12’957.
Measured in seat kilometers (ASK) increased the Swiss to their offer by 0.5 percent. The sold seat kilometres rose by only 0.2 percent. The utilization of the Swiss-flights – the so-called seat – load factor dropped by 0.2 percentage points to 85 percent.
The latest data to the passenger numbers emphasise the since the beginning of the year continued the Trend. In the first quarter of 2019, the Swiss carried while 2.1 percent more passengers carried, but in the same period, 4.2 percent more flights.
The lost to the German Lufthansa owned Swiss compared to the whole of the group to the Terrain. Because, Together with their subsidiaries such as Austrian airlines and Eurowings biggest airline in Europe reported at the group level, a higher utilization.
With around 12.5 million passengers, the Lufthansa group recorded an increase of 3.0 percent compared to the same month last year and the load factor of the aircraft rose group-wide by 2.0 percentage points to 83.3 percent. As a reason, the Lufthansa called especially the late Easter holiday. This would have beneficial effect on passenger numbers. In the previous year, the tour powerful day had fallen, partially, in March.