AIRFRANCE KLM October 2013 Traffic Results
- Passenger: rise in traffic (+2.8%), load factor (+1.3 points) and unit revenue
- Cargo: decline in traffic (-3.3%) and unit revenue
In October 2013, passenger traffic rose by 2.8% for a 1.2% increase in capacity. As a result, the load factor increased by 1.3 points to 84.0%. The Group carried 6.9 million passengers (+2.0%). Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency was up relative to October 2012.
- On the Americas network, traffic rose by 2.4% for capacity up by 2.9%. The load factor was slightly lower (-0.4 points) at 88.4%. Capacity growth was driven by the development of the Latin American network (+7.4%), with capacity growth to North America remaining low (+0.7%).
- The Asia network posted a 4.5% increase in traffic for capacity up by 3.7%, the load factor gaining 0.7 points to 85.9%.
- On the Africa and Middle East network, traffic was down by 1.0% for stable capacity (-0.2%), the load factor standing at 79.2%, down by 0.6 points.
- The Caribbean and Indian Ocean network was dynamic: traffic was up by 7.7% for capacity up 3.5%, the load factor increasing by 3.3 points to 84.0%.
- On the European network, traffic increased by 1.4% while capacity was down by 3.9%. The load factor rose by 4 points, reaching the high level of 78.2%.
Cargo recorded a 3.3% drop in traffic for capacity down by 1.2%, leading to a 1.5 point decline in load factor to 65.1%. Unit revenue per available ton kilometer (RATK) ex-currency decreased compared with October 2012.
Air France-KLM continued its development in rapidly-growing long-haul markets.
- In Brazil, the fifth weekly KLM flight between Amsterdam and Rio de Janeiro, launched in April 2013, was prolonged to the Winter 2013-2014 season. Furthermore, starting from 31st March 2014, Air France will serve Brasilia with three weekly frequencies on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
- In February 2014, KLM will launch its service to Santiago de Chile (Chile), in addition to the daily Air France flight.
- In Indonesia, as of 30th March 2014, Air France will operate a new daily service to Jakarta, with a stop over in Singapore, on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. This new service will supplement the KLM offer with a daily flight to Jakarta on departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol.
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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