AIRFRANCE KLM January 2014 Traffic Results

  1. Passenger: disciplined capacity growth, increased load factor
  2. Cargo: load factor stabilized
  3. Air France:  new long-haul business class cabin unveiled

Traffic highlights

  • 5.7 million passengers, +3.8%
  • Capacity growth on the Americas network fueled by development in Latin America (+11.0%); capacity up +1.4% on North America
  • Significant impact of medium-haul restructuring
  • Increase in unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency versus January 2013


  • Stable load factor
  • Decline in unit revenue per available ton kilometer (RATK) ex-currency, versus January 2013

Recent developments

  • The group continues its product upgrade initiatives, unveiling the new business class seat which will equip Air France’s 44 Boeing 777s between June 2014 and summer 2016. The first flight with these new seats will be to New York in June.
  • On 28th January, Air France operated an Airbus A380 to Abidjan on the occasion of the International Forum for Investment in Ivory Coast. A regular flight to this destination is planned  for the Winter 2014-15 season.
  • On 3rd February, KLM inaugurated a new destination, Santiago (Chile), with three weekly flights.

Upcoming events

  • 20 Feb 2014: Full Year 2013 Results
  • 7 March 2014: February 2014 traffic
  • 7 April 2014: March 2014 traffic

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, 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
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