Air France-KLM passenger numbers down 20.3%, RASK up in Apr-2010
- Passenger numbers: 5.0 million, -20.3% year-on-year;
- Load factor: 80.0%, -0.6 ppt;
The carrier estimates the net impact on operating income of EUR35 million per day of completely suspended operations.
Air France-KLM: “Activity during the month saw three phases. Up until the ash crisis, traffic continued the positive trend of the previous month, with a 1.1% rise for capacity down by 1.4%. Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) excluding currency was strongly up on a year earlier. Traffic collapsed during the seven days of the crisis … however, despite this significant disruption, RASK excluding currency impact was up on last year. Forward bookings for the next few weeks are showing a positive trend,” Company statement. Source: Air France-KLM, 10-May-2010.