8-Feb-2013 12:22 PM

Air France-KLM pax numbers down 4% in Jan-2013, load factor stable

Air France-KLM reports (07-Feb-2013) the following traffic highlights in Jan-2013:

  • Passenger numbers: 5.5 million, -3.8% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 81.4%, -0.3 ppt;
    • Europe: 67%, -1.3 ppts;
    • Americas: 87.4%, +0.5 ppt;
    • Asia Pacific: 83.8%, -1.5 ppts;
    • Africa and Middle East: 80.2%, -0.2 ppt;
    • Caribbean and Indian Ocean: 86.7%, +1.2 ppts. [more – original PR]

Air France-KLM: “Jan-2013 was perturbed by adverse weather conditions at CDG which led Air France, at the request of the authorities, to reduce capacity by 40% during two days. This reduction in capacity especially weighed on European traffic. KLM also experienced significant snowfalls at Schiphol. Unit revenue per available seat kilometre (RASK) ex-currency progressed compared with Jan-2012.” Source: Company statement, 07-Feb-2013.