1,967,274 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport during March 2012, a gain of 4.7% versus March 2011. The year to date passenger growth stands at +3.5%.
O&D or local passengers (originating or departing from Zurich) increased by 2.4% to 1,230,956 compared to previous March (YTD +2.0%). Transfer passengers increased by 8.9% to 729,248 in March (YTD +6.3%). The transfer rate which was at 35.7% last March is currently at 37.2% (YTD 36.7%).
The current low cost carrier market share is at 10.3% (YTD 10.2%), showing a passenger decrease of 1.8% (YTD +2.0%) versus previous year.
Air Traffic Movements (ATM’s) decreased by 0.7% to 22,997 in March versus previous year (YTD -2.1%). The decrease divides into a decrease of -1.8% for airlines (YTD -1.2%) and an increase of +5.3% for general aviation (YTD -6.8%).
The average passenger per movement figure (airline passengers only) currently is at 102.4 (96.0 previous year) or 97.7 YTD (93.2 previous year). The average seat load factor saw an increase of 2.9 percentage points to 72.4% (YTD 69.5%).
Traffic Figures March 2012 (pdf, 0,40 MB)
Document Traffic Figures March 2012
Total turnover (net sales to consumers) during March was CHF 41.9m (+8.2% versus previous year). Turnover per departing passenger in March was CHF 42.6, which is 3.3 percent higher than last year. Year to date March, total turnover saw an increase of 6.1% to CHF 116.4m and turnover per departing passenger increased by 2.5 percent to CHF 43.3.
Commercial Figures March 2012 (pdf, 0,20 MB)
Document Commercial Figures March 2012