Zurich Airport News Flash No. 9 / Zurich Airport Key Figures - May 2014
2,163,893 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport during May 2014, a loss of 0.5% versus previous year.
O&D or local passengers (originating or departing from Zurich) increased by 0.4% to 1,495,385 compared to previous May. Transfer passengers decreased by 2.3% to 660,396 in May. The transfer rate which was at 31.1% last May is currently at 30.6%.
Air traffic movements (ATM’s) increased by 0.8% to 23,128 in May versus previous year. The increase divides into an increase of 0.6% for airlines and 2.2% for general aviation.
The average passenger per movement figure (airline passengers only) currently is at 107.6 (108.7 previous year). The average seat load factor saw a decrease of 0.7 percentage points to 74.1%.
Total turnover (net sales to consumers) during May was CHF 46.2m (-1.5% versus previous year). Turnover per departing passenger in May was CHF 42.7, which is 1.1% lower than last year. Year to date May, total turnover saw a decrease of 0.5% to CHF 210.5m and turnover per departing passenger decreased by 0.3% to CHF 43.9.
There is a base effect as Whitsun holiday (public holiday) is later this year (June 2014 vs. May 2013).