8-Sep-2010 1:04 PM

Air France-KLM pax ease 0.8% but RASK 'well up' in Aug-2010

Air France-KLM passenger numbers ease 0.8% - traffic highlights in Aug-2010:

  • Passenger numbers: 6.5 million, -0.8% year-on-year;
  • Load factor: 84.5%, -0.3 ppt;
    • Europe: 77.1%, +1.1 ppt;
    • Trans-Atlantic: 88.3%, -0.7 ppt;
    • Asia Pacific: 88.0%, -0.1 ppt;
    • Africa and Middle East: 83.4%, -2.3 ppts;
    • Caribbean and Indian Ocean: 81.7%, +0.3 ppt. [more]

Air France-KLM: “Leisure traffic was slightly less dynamic than in August 2009 which had seen robust levels of activity. Traffic declined by 1.2% for capacity down by 0.9%. The load factor remained high at 84.5%. The group carried 6.5 million passengers (-0.8%). Unit revenue per available seat kilometre (RASK) continued to improve and was well up on August 2009. Forward bookings for the coming months show a positive trend. [Cargo] traffic rose by 0.5% with capacity down by 0.9%. The load factor gained 0.8 points to 64.3%. Unit revenue per available ton kilometre (RATK) rose strongly year on year,” Company statement. Source: Air France-KLM, 07-Sep-2010.

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