In February airBaltic carried 178,809 passengers; load factor grows

Latvian airline airBaltic carried 178,809 passengers in February 2011 (from Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn), representing 4% decrease comparing with the same month in 2010, when airBaltic transported 186,653 passengers.

During the two months of 2011, airBaltic transported a total of 366,045 passengers, or 5% less than during the same period in 2010, when the total number of passengers was 385,738.

In February, airBaltic operated 3,694 flights, or 4% more than in February 2010 when airBaltic operated 3,565 flights.

The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, in February 2011 was at a level of 62% - or 1% point more than in February 2010.

The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic was at a level of 89.8% in February 2011. This means that almost 90 of every 100 airBaltic flights in February departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.

 

February ‘11

February ‘10

Change

Number of flights

3,694

3,565

+4%

Number of passengers

178,809

186,653

-4%

Load Factor

62%

61%

+1% p.p.

January-February ‘11

January-Febryary ‘10

Change

Number of flights

7,832

7,576

+3%

Number of passengers

366,045

385,738

-5%

Load Factor

60%

59%

+1% p.p.

airBalticin brief:  

AIR BALTIC CORPORATION (airBaltic) is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. The primary shareholders are the Latvian state, with 52.6% of stock, and SIA Baltijas aviācijas sistēmas, with 47.2% of stock. The airBaltic fleet consists of 34 aircraft – six Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300, two Boeing 757-200, ten Fokker 50 airplanes and eight Bombardier Q400Next Gen. airBaltic offers nonstop flights from three Baltic capital cities – Riga, Vilnius, and Tallinn. airBaltic received the title of Airline of the Year 2009/2010 (Gold Award) from the European Regions Airline Association. airBaltic is the winner of Air Transport World Phoenix Award 2010 – a global recognition of excellence in restructuring business. In summer 2010, airBaltic was chosen for anna.aero ANNIES Award as Europe's largest flag carrier by new routes. airBaltic won a special Pacesetter Award 2010 from the Jury of the Budgies World Low Cost Airline Awards, recognising achievements of airBaltic as a hybrid airline.

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