9-Aug-2010 12:19 PM

Air France-KLM passenger numbers stable in Jul-2010

Air France-KLM passenger numbers stable – traffic highlights in Jul-2010:

  • Passenger numbers: 6.9 million, stable year-on-year;
  • Load factor: 86.2%, +1.1 ppt;
    • Europe: 79.1%, +2.4 ppts;
    • Trans-Atlantic: 90.1%, +0.1 ppt;
    • Asia Pacific: 90.1%, +2.3 ppts;
    • Africa & Middle East: 85.3%, +0.3 ppt;
    • Caribbean & Indian Ocean: 81.8%, -0.6 ppt;
  • Cargo traffic (FTKs): +1.7%. [more]

Air France-KLM: “The pick up in both the passenger and cargo businesses continued in July, both in terms of traffic and unit revenues. This improvement reflects both an upturn in demand as well as prudent capacity management. As in the previous two months, unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency saw a strong year-on-year rise, with a marked recovery in both Premium and Economy classes. In long-haul, the rise was especially strong on the Asia and Americas networks. In medium-haul, the capacity adjustments undertaken in the context of the product overhaul led to a high load factor of 79.1%, the highest ever achieved since the merger of Air France and KLM. On the Paris-Europe routes, unit revenues were driven by the strong performance of the new ‘Premium eco’ class, aimed at the business traveler…[cargo] traffic rose 1.7% with capacity reduced by 2.1%. The load factor gained 2.4 points to 66.2%. Unit revenues per available tonne kilometer (RATK) rose strongly relative to July 2009,” Company statement. Source: Air France-KLM, 06-Aug-2010.

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