Zurich Airport News Flash No. 1 / Zurich Airport Key Figures - December 2014
1,875,500 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport during December 2014, a gain of 4.5% versus previous year. O&D or local passengers (originating or departing from Zurich) increased by 9.3% to 1,292,905 compared to previous December. Transfer passengers decreased by 4.7% to 576,780 in December. The transfer rate which was at 33.8% last December is currently at 30.8%.
In December there were 19,792 air traffic movements (ATM’s) at Zurich Airport, an increase of 2.3% versus last year’s December. The increase divides into an increase of 2.0% for airlines and an increase of 4.5% for general aviation.
The average passenger per movement figure (airline passengers only) currently is at 108.0 (105.4 previous year). The average seat load factor saw an increase of 2.0 percentage points to 74.5%.
Total turnover (net sales to consumers) during December was CHF 49.9m (+3.3% versus previous year). Turnover per departing passenger in December was CHF 53.2, which is 1.2% lower than last year. Year to date December, total turnover saw an increase of 0.8% to CHF 541.4m and turnover per departing passenger decreased by 1.6% to CHF 42.5.
Several positive effects influenced commercial figures in December: reopening of Migros (27th of November), x-mas shopping event (13th and 14th of December), early start of sale period