13-Apr-2011 11:51 AM

Finnair pax traffic up 1.1% in Mar-2011, load factor hit by Japan

Finnair reports (12-Apr-2011) the following traffic highlights in Mar-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 691,800, +1.1% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 72.4%, -9.0 ppts;
    • Domestic: 57.2%, -8.4 ppts;
    • Europe: 62.1%, -8.0 ppts;
    • North America: 75.9%, -9.2 ppts;
    • Asia Pacific: 74.5%, -12.2 ppts;
  • Cargo volume: 12,862 tonnes, +39%;
  • Cargo load factor: 65.3%, -10.8 ppts. [more]

Finnair: “Total load factors declined, because demand was weaker than expected, partly due to the situation in Japan. This was evident not only in Asian flight demand but also in a decline in European feeder traffic. First quarter of the year is seasonally the weakest for Finnair, particularly in long-haul traffic, and this year demand compared to the flight capacity was somewhat weaker than seasonal average. A part of the previously added long-haul capacity will be redirected to the Singapore route launch in the end of May,” Source: Company statement, 12-Apr-2011.