Austrian boosts July traffic

The Austrian Airlines Group has increased its traffic statistics from January to July 2006
by 11.1%.The figure is measured in revenue passenger kilometres on scheduled services (RPK). Available seat kilometres (ASK) rose by 9.4 % compared to the same period the previous year. In the first seven month the Austrian Airlines Group carried approximately 5.2 million passengers on its scheduled services, which means an increase of 11.5 % compared to last year. The passenger load factor on scheduled services improved by 1.1 percentage points compared to 2005, reaching 73.1%. In total almost 6.2 million passengers were transported on scheduled and charter services, a 9.1 % increase on 2005.