Zurich Airport News Flash No. 22 / Zurich Airport Key Figures - October 2015 & Guidance 2015 confirmed
2,452,446 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport in October 2015, a gain of 2.4% versus October 2014. O&D or local passengers (originating or departing from Zurich) increased by 4.0% to 1,827,562 compared to previous October. Transfer passengers decreased by 1.8% to 618,750. The transfer rate which was at 26.4% last October is currently at 25.3%.
Air traffic movements (ATM’s) decreased by 1.3% to 23'498 in October versus previous year. The decrease divides into -1.0% for airlines and -2.9% for general aviation.
The average passenger per movement figure (airline passengers only) currently is at 118.2 (114.2 previous year). The average seat load factor saw an increase of 0.4 percentage points to 78.8%.
Total turnover (net sales to consumers) during October was CHF 46.9m (-0.6% versus previous year).Turnover per departing passenger in October was CHF 38.3, which is 2.9% lower than last year. Year to date October, total turnover saw a decrease of 0.5% to CHF 447.5m and turnover per departing passenger decreased by 3.6% to CHF 39.80.
Guidance 2015 confirmed
Flughafen Zürich AG adopts its passenger guidance for the full year 2015. Total passenger volume is expected to grow by approximately 3% (previous 2.5-3%). Excluding this year’s non-recurring items – i.e. establishment of the co-ownership structure «The Circle» (mCHF +34.6 pre-tax), provision for extended sound insulation program (mCHF -97.1 pre-tax) and adjustments to the employee benefit plan (mCHF +17.9 pre-tax) – OPEX will be slightly higher than last year and profit is expected to increase by 5-10% as guided earlier.