AIRFRANCE KLM July 2013 traffic results
- Passenger: rise in traffic and load factor, unit revenue up
- Cargo: still challenging context, capacity reduction and decline in load factor
In July 2013, passenger traffic rose by 1.8% for capacity up by 1.3%. The load factor stood at 87.4%, up by 0.4 points. The group carried 7.5 million passengers (+1.0%). Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency was up relative to July 2012.
- On the Americas network, traffic rose 2.4% for capacity up by 1.6% leading to a 0.7 point rise in load factor to the record level of 91.3%
- The Asia network recorded a 4.6% rise in traffic and capacity, the load factor gaining 0.1 points to 89.4%.
- On the Africa and Middle East network, traffic increased by 1.3% for capacity up by 3.1%. The load factor declined by 1.5 points to 83.6%.
- The Caribbean and Indian Ocean network saw a 2.5% fall in traffic in line with the 2.3% reduction in capacity. The load factor was virtually unchanged (-0.2 points) at 85.2%.
- Traffic on the European network was stable (+0.1%) for capacity down 1.8%, leading to a 1.6 point improvement in load factor to 82.0%.
Cargo recorded a 5.8% drop in traffic for capacity down 2.9%, the load factor declining by 1.8 points to 59.7%. Unit revenue per available tonne kilometre (RATK) ex-currency decreased compared with July 2012.
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.
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