Zurich Airport News Flash No. 6 / Zurich Airport Key Figures - March 2014
1,939,105 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport during March 2014, a loss of 3.0% versus previous year.
O&D or local passengers (originating or departing from Zurich) increased by 4.0% to 1,287,949 compared to previous March. Transfer passengers decreased by 14.5% to 643,212 in March. The transfer rate which was at 37.7% last March is currently at 33.2%.
Air traffic movements (ATM’s) decreased by 0.1% to 21,113 in March versus previous year. The decrease divides into a decrease of 2.1% for airlines and an increase of 13.2% for general aviation.
The average passenger per movement figure (airline passengers only) currently is at 107.4 (108.5 previous year). The average seat load factor saw a decrease of 1.4 percentage points to 73.7%.
Total turnover (net sales to consumers) during March was CHF 42.4m (-5.6% versus previous year). Turnover per departing passenger in March was CHF 43.8, which is -2.7 percent lower than last year. Year to date March, total turnover saw a decrease of 1.4 percent to CHF 119.1m and turnover per departing passenger decreased by 0.5 percent to CHF 45.0.
There is a base effect as Easter holidays are later this year (April 2014 vs. March 2013).