Zurich Airport News Flash No. 6 / Zurich Airport Key Figures - March 2011
1,878,814 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport during March 2011, a gain of 3.5% versus March 2010. The year to date passenger growth stands at +4.5%. O&D or local passengers (originating or departing from Zurich) increased by 4.6% to 1,202,442 compared to previous March (YTD +6.0%). Transfer passengers are up by 1.5% to 669,816 in March (YTD +1.8%). The transfer rate which was at 36.4% last March is currently at 35.7% (YTD 35.7%).
The current low cost passenger market share is at 11.0% (YTD 10.4%), showing an increase in passenger figures of 9.0% (YTD +8.8%) versus previous year.
Air Traffic Movements (ATM’s) increased by 3.7% to 23,168 in March versus previous year (YTD +6.2%). The increase divides into a gain of 3.7% for airlines (YTD +4.9%) and a gain of 3.9% for general aviation and others (YTD +13.8%).
The average passenger per movement figure (airline passengers only) currently is at 96.0 (96.2 previous year) or 93.2 YTD (93.5 previous year). The average seat load factor saw a decrease of 2.1 percentage points to 69.5% (YTD 67.4%).
Total turnover (net sales to consumers) during March was CHF 38.6m (-4.1% versus previous year). Turnover per departing passenger in March was CHF 41.1, which is 7.3 percent lower than last year. Year to date March, total turnover saw a decrease of 2.9% (CHF 109.6m) and turnover per departing passenger decreased by 7.1% (CHF 42.2).