airBaltic Achieves +3 pp Increase of Load Factor in the First Four Months of 2012

In April 2012, Latvian airline airBaltic operated 4,272 flights, or 13% less than in April 2011 when airBaltic operated 4,889 flights.

The airline carried 252,034 passengers in April. During the first four months of 2012, airBaltic transported a total of 841,146 passengers.

The airline’s load factor, which represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of available seats, in April 2012 was at a level of 71%.

The airline achieved a 3 percentage point improvement of load factor to 70% for the first four months of 2012, compared to the first four months in 2011.

The 15-minute flight punctuality indicator for airBaltic was at a level of 90.4% in April 2012. This means that 90 of every 100 airBaltic flights in April departed at the planned time or with a delay of no more than 15 minutes.

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airBalticin brief:  

AIR BALTIC CORPORATION (airBaltic) is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. The primary shareholder is Latvian state with 99.8% 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. 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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