Zurich Airport News Flash No. 25 / Zurich Airport Key Figures - November 2012 / Updated Guidance 2012
1,788,280 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport during November 2012, a slight loss of 0.6% versus November 2011. The year to date passenger growth stands at +2.1%.
O&D or local passengers (originating or departing from Zurich) increased by 0.3% to 1,117,968 compared to previous November (YTD +1.7%). Transfer passengers decreased by -2.1% to 664'400 in November (YTD +2.9%). The transfer rate which was at 37.8% last November is currently at 37.2% (YTD 34.1%).
The current low cost carrier market share is at 8.7% (YTD 10.5%), showing a passenger decrease of 16.1% (YTD -4.0%) versus previous year.
Air traffic movements (ATM’s) decreased by 4.0% to 20'382 in November versus previous year (YTD -3.1%). The decrease divides into a decrease of 3.8% for airlines (YTD -2.1%) and a decrease of 5.6% for general aviation (YTD -8.8%).
The average passenger per movement figure (airline passengers only) currently is at 99.7 (96.4 previous year) or 106.9 YTD (102.3 previous year). The average seat load factor saw an increase of 1.4 percentage points to 70.8% (YTD 74.6%).
Total turnover (net sales to consumers) during November was CHF 39.7m (+8.6% versus previous year). Turnover per departing passenger in November was CHF 44.5, which is 9.2 percent higher than last year. Year to date November, total turnover saw an increase of 8.1% to CHF 469.3 and turnover per departing passenger increased by 5.8 percent to CHF 40.8.
Updated Guidance on Traffic and top-line Full Year 2012
Due to the development of passenger volume in the past weeks and as a result of the expected passenger figure for December, our full year 2012 guidance on passenger numbers is slightly lowered from approximately 2.5% to approximately 2%. Accordingly, revenue 2012 will presumably be rather at the lower end of the guided +4 to 5% in comparison to 2011.