Austrian Airlines sees 2017 passenger record

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Austrian Airlines (AUA) has seen a passenger record of 12.9 million in 2017.

This marks a passenger increase of 1.5 million, or 12.8 percent, compared to 2016.
The Austrian flag-carrier airline also saw an increase in its seat occupancy rate of 0.7 percent, to reach an average 76.8 percent per flight for the year.

It carried out 143,999 flights in total in 2017, averaging about 395 per day.

The airline attributed its record year to a boost in its European flight offerings, though the collapse of German budget carrier Air Berlin and Austrian subsidiary Niki likely also played a role.

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