National airline flies close to 20% more passengers in H1

Latvia's flag carrier airline airBaltic flew close to 20% more passengers in the first half of 2017 over the same period last year, the airline told the press on July 18.

Six-month results

In H1 2017, airBaltic has transported a total of 1,565,462 passengers over 1,307,457 in the same period last year. That is 19.7% more than last year. 

The airline also flew 23,461 flights, which is 13% more than last year. 

The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, was at 73.5% in the first six months of 2017. The load factor in June was 83.1%, almost two percentage points up comparing to June 2016.

The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic reached a level of 88.7% in the first six months of 2017.

This means that more than 88 of every 100 airBaltic flights departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes. The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator in June reached a level of 84.4%.

Monthly results

In June this year airBaltic carried 372,219 passengers or 23% more than in the same period of 2016, setting a new record for the number of passengers carried in June.

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