AFKL Fiscal Year 2012
- Revenues up 4.6% to 6.30 billion euros (+2.3% ex currency)
- Unit cost down 0.9% at constant currency and fuel price
- Reduction in operating loss (-143 million euros versus -202 million euros at
31st December 2011)
- Revenues up 5.2% to 25.63 billion euros (+2.5% ex currency)
- Increase of 890 million euros in fuel bill
- Reduction in operating loss (-300 million euros versus -353 million at 31st
- Net result of -1.19 billion euros after 471 million euros in restructuring charges
- Net debt reduced to 6 billion euros (6.5 billion euros a year earlier)
- Further reduction in unit cost* and net debt
The year 2012 was characterized by a slowdown in global growth and recession in Europe, but nevertheless saw a sharp increase in the fuel price. Despite this very tough context, our results were in line with our expectations, with the first effects of the Transform plan enabling us to reduce the operating loss.
Most importantly, it was a year in which our fundamentals were restored, as the first, necessary step towards the recovery of our group. Our working practices have been overhauled, industrial projects have been determined for each of our businesses while reducing costs and improving our financial position.
In 2013 we will maintain strict discipline in terms of capacity management, investments and costs. 2013 will also see the full implementation of all our projects. It is therefore a crucial year for the success of the Transform plan, and the return to sustainable profitability. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank the employees of the group for their commitment, and the work they have accomplished during the past 12 months."
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.
In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.
KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive worldwide network offering more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers access to over 490 lounges worldwide.