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Yield situation in Europe showing signs of improvement; most carriers see passenger growth in Aug-10


European airlines are showing signs of yield improvement, particularly among the UK and Continental European carriers. The Nordic market appears to be stabilising, albeit at weak yield levels. Overall, the outlook remains uncertain. [1427 words]

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  • Air France seeing continued unit revenue improvements; RASK “well up” on 2009 levels 
  • Lufthansa sees “strong” pricing trend in Aug-2010 
  • Norwegian yields remain weak with double-digit yield and RASK reductions   
  • Finnair’s Asia Pac ticket prices reaching “a more healthy level” 
  • Scandinavian Airlines yield environment remains weak; yield change for August expected to be “negative”
  • Cimber Sterling reports double-digit yield improvement 
  • British Airways sees “strong yield improvements”; premium traffic down year-on-year
  • Europe’s three largest LCCs handle 16.6 million pax in Aug-2010; growth of 10%
  • LCCs “bucking the trend” with European growth

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  • Selected European airlines passenger numbers and passenger number growth on European routes: Aug-2010
  • Select European airline traffic highlights: Jul-2010
  • Selected European airlines passenger load factor and load factor growth on European routes: Aug-2010
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle yield and RASK growth: May-2008 to Aug-2010
  • Scandinavian Airlines yield growth: Apr-2008 to Jul-2010
  • British Airways’ premium and non-premium traffic growth: May-2007 to Aug-2010
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