Amstelveen,
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February
2013
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Europe/Amsterdam

AFKL January 2013 traffic results

Summary

- Passenger: Stable traffic 
- Cargo: 1.0 point decline in load factor to 60.4%

 

Passenger business
January 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. As a consequence of these adjustments, capacity was up 0.4% while traffic was stable. The load factor stood at 81.4% (-0.3 points). The number of passengers amounted to 5.5 millions (-3.8%). Unit revenue per available seat kilometre (RASK) ex-currency progressed compared with January 2012.

  • On the Americas network traffic and capacity declined by 0.7% and 1.2% respectively. The load factor stood at 87.4% (+0.5 points) underpinned by Latin America.
  • The Asia network was dynamic with a 5.0% rise in traffic. Capacity was up 6.9%, giving a load factor of 83.8%, down 1.5 points.
  • The Africa and Middle East network recorded a 1.5% increase in traffic for capacity up by 1.8%. The load factor was virtually stable at 80.2% (-0.2 points).
  • On the Caribbean and Indian Ocean network capacity was down 4.1% and traffic by 2.8%. The load factor gained 1.2 points to 86.7%.
  • The European network was the most affected by the weather conditions. As a result capacity was down 2.4% while traffic declined 4.3%. The load factor fell 1.3 points to 67.0%.


Cargo business
In January 2013, traffic and capacity were down by 2.9% and 1.3%. The load factor declined by 1.0 point to 60.4%. Unit revenue per available tonne kilometre (RATK) ex-currency was slightly down compared with January 2012.


Recent developments

  • Air France is pursuing the restructuring of its short- and medium-haul network within the framework of the ‘Transform 2015’ plan. The company launched a new fares offer to 58 destinations within its medium-haul network. On 28 January Air France also launched its new company, Hop! Regrouping its regional subsidiaries, Brit Air, Airlinair and Regional. As of 31 March, Hop! will operate 530 daily fights to 136 destinations in France and Europe.
  • KLM is the partner and official transport provider for ‘Amsterdam 2013’, an event celebrating the anniversary of many of the city’s institutions.
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About KLM
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.

About SkyTeam
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.

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