Zurich Airport News Flash No. 20 / Zurich Airport Key Figures - October 2011 / Updated 2011 Full Year Guidance
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2,280,400 passengers were handled at Zurich Airport during October 2011, a gain of 1.9% versus October 2010. The year to date passenger growth stands at +7.0%.
O&D or local passengers (originating or departing from Zurich) increased by 4.9% to 1,585,710 compared to previous October (YTD +8.2%). Transfer passengers are down by 4.2% to 687,874 in October (YTD +4.7%). The transfer rate which was at 32.1% last October is currently at 30.2% (YTD 33.5%).
The current low cost passenger market share is at 11.5% (YTD 11.3%), showing an increase in passenger figures of 4.1% (YTD +10.5%) versus previous year.
Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) increased by 0.5% to 24,349 in October versus previous year (YTD +4.6%). The increase divides into a gain of 2.0% for airlines (YTD +5.2%) and a loss of 8.7% for general aviation and others (YTD +1.0%).
The average Passenger per Movement figure (airline passengers only) currently is at 107.4 (107.5 previous year) or 102.9 YTD (101.1 previous year). The average seat load factor saw a decrease of 1.6 percentage points to 75.9% (YTD 73.4%).
Total turnover (net sales to consumers) during October was CHF 42.9m (+1.6% versus previous year). Turnover per departing passenger in October was CHF 37.6, which is 0.3 percent lower than last year. Year to date October, total turnover saw a decrease of 0.4% to CHF 397.8m and turnover per departing passenger decreased by 6.9% to CHF 38.4.
Updated 2011 Guidance
For the full year 2011, Flughafen Zürich AG increases its passenger guidance to a total of ~24.4 Million or plus ~6.5% (from originally +5 to 6%) compared to 2010. The positive effect from a higher passenger growth will partially be offset by lower than expected commercial revenue.
Flughafen Zürich AG confirms its guidance of the net result 2011 to be on the upper scale of +15 to 20% (including noise) and +10 to 15% (excluding noise) compared to full year 2010.
In addition, Flughafen Zürich AG revises its 2011 capital expenditure guidance upwards from CHF 260 million to approximately CHF 290 million, being mainly the result of project investment costs arising in 2011 already instead of 2012.