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Blue1 cuts capacity to maintain load factors


Finland’s Blue1 transported over 132,000 passengers in May-2009, a 12.9% decline year-on-year. Traffic (RPKs) decreased 6.7% year-on-year, on a 7.5% capacity (ASKs) reduction. This resulted in a stable load factor of 66.8%, which improved by just 0.6 ppts year-on-year. [593 words]

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  • Focuses on codeshare and seasonal operations
  • Grows fleet despite capacity cuts
  • Joins Star Alliance Company Plus

Graphs and data:

  • Blue1 traffic highlights for May-2009 
  • Blue1 codeshare route map: Jun-2009
  • Blue1 route map: Jun-2009
  • Blue1 capacity breakdown by city pairs (seats per week as % of total)
  • Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport capacity breakdown by carrier (seats per week as % of total)
  • Blue1 fleet: Week commencing 15-Jun-09
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