Seat load factor on intercontinental services amounted to 87.3%, a 0.2-percentage- point improvement on 2012. Intercontinental ASK capacity was up 6.1%, while RPK traffic volume was 6.3% above its prior-year level.
ASK capacity for SWISS’s European network was 1.1% below its 2012 equivalent, while RPK traffic volume rose 0.9%. Seat load factor stood at 76.2%, compared to 74.7% for the previous year.
Annual cargo load factor for the airfreight business of Swiss WorldCargo slipped 0.4 percentage points, from the 79.3% of 2012 to 78.9%. But total cargo sales were a 3.2% improvement year-on-year.
In December 2013 a total of 1,205,128 customers travelled with SWISS (compared to 1,183,657 in December 2012). Total flights operated showed a 3.2% decline. Systemwide seat load factor stood at 81.0% (2012: 79.7%), while cargo load factor amounted to 81.9%, compared to 82.4% for December 2012.
SWISS will be presenting its 2013 financial results on 13 March.
SWISS Media Release