Tuesday, 18 September 2018

18% rise in summer passenger numbers for airBaltic

The rapidly expanding Latvian based airline airBaltic transported an impressive 2 770 047  or 18% passengers more during the first eight months of 2018 than in the same period last year over its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. 

During August 2018, 440 562 passengers or 14% more than last year travelled with airBaltic. In addition in summer season, airBaltic carried +18% more passengers, marking this period as a record for the airline.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “This was the strongest summer in the history of the airline, successfully continuing the sustainable growth path the company has taken. While performing more flights to a wider variety of destinations, we still are aiming to achieve our world-class internal targets for both punctuality and regularity.”


During the first eight months of 2018 airBaltic has operated 37 186 flights. In August 2018, the airline performed 5 341 flights, or 11% more than in the same period of 2017. The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, during first eight months of 2018 was at a level of 77%, but in August 2018 – 84%.

The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic during the first eight months of 2018 reached a level of 86%. This means that more than 86 out of every 100 airBaltic flights departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes. Only less than 2% of flights were delayed more than an hour.
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August, 2018
August, 2017
Changes
Number of passengers
440 562
386 597
+14%
Number of flights
5 341
4 799
+11%
Load factor
84%
86%
-2%-points
15-minute flight punctuality indicator
84%
85%
-1%-point

January – August, 2018
January – August, 2017
Changes
Number of passengers
2 770 047
2 345 371
+18%
Number of flights
37 186
33 059
+12%
Load factor
77%
78%
-1%-point
15-minute flight punctuality indicator
86%
87%
-1%-point

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