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Vueling reports passengers figures for 2009

14th January 2010 - 16:58 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Vueling has announced that it carried 8.2 million passengers during 2009, with an average seat-load factor of 73.7%, a 3.4 percentage point (pp) increase over 2008’s figure.

In December 2009, the airline – whose figures are affected by its merger with clickair in July 2009 – generated 758,00 revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs), up by 89.9% on December 2008’s 399,000. Available seat kilometres (ASKs) were up 96.0% at 1,102,000 from 562,000 in the same month a year earlier.

This created a 2.2 percentage point fall in load factor to 68.8% in December 2009 from 71.0% in December 2008. Total passengers carried during the month was 817,107, a 95.9% increase on December 2008’s 417,013.

For the whole of 2009, the carrier recorded 7,500,000 RPKs, 34.3% up on 2008’s 5,583,000, while ASKs increased by 28.1% to 10,181,000 from 7,945,000 in 2008.

As stated, the resultant load factor for 2009 was 73.7%, 3.4 pp up on 2008’s figure of 70.3% with the airline carrying 8,198,656 compared to 5,886,160 in 2008, up 39.3%.

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