During July 2006 1'898’774 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport, a gain of 5.7% versus July 2005. The YTD passenger growth is at 6.0%. Transfer passengers are up by 14.9% to 574’150 in July (YTD +10.6%). The transfer rate which was at 27.0% last July is currently at 30.3% (YTD 30.9%). O/D or local passengers (originating or departing from Zurich) have risen by 1.9% to 1’310’458 versus previous July (YTD +3.5%).
The YTD low cost market share is at 8.4%, above last years figure of 7.9%.
Air Traffic Movements (atm’s) decreased by 1.5% to 23’977 in July versus previous year (YTD –3.0%). The monthly average passenger per movement figure (airline passengers only) currently is at 96.0 (86.7 previous year) or 84.9 YTD (76.4 previous year).
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Document Traffic Figures July 2006
The share of families travelling with children is high above average during the typical vacation month of July. As families with children generally travel on a lower budget for incidental expenses, the average turnover per departing passenger (children above two years count as passengers) is below average; the so called holiday season effect. However, due to unusual high temperatures during July, we have also seen less frequencies in our landside airport shopping than normal. Please note that year on year comparisons are also influenced by weekday shifts, public and school holidays, special promotion events, etc. Total turnover (net sales to consumers) during July reached 35.1 m CHF (+8.3%), cumulative figures show an increase of +11.8% versus previous year to a total of 221.6 m CHF. Turnover per departing pax in July was CHF 36.98, which is 2.4% higher than last year. Year to date key figure is CHF 40.76 (+5.6%).