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AIR FRANCE KLM - December 2012 Traffic Results

Summary

 - Passenger: stable activity and slight rise in load factor to 81.8%
-  Cargo: 1.2 point decline in load factor to 66.9%

Passenger
December 2012 was perturbed by severe weather conditions, notably in North America. As a result, traffic was stable for a 0.4% reduction in capacity. The load factor stood at 81.8% (+0.3 points). The number of passengers amounted to 5.99 millions (-2.0%). Unit revenue per available seat kilometre (RASK) was up relative to December 2012.

  • On the Americas network capacity was reduced by 0.9% for stable traffic (-0.1%). The load factor stood at 87.4% (+0.7 points) underpinned by the Latin American network.
  • The Asia network was dynamic with a rise in traffic of 5.0%. With capacity up by only 3.7%, the load factor rose by 1 point to 84.1%.
  • The Africa and Middle East network saw a 0.5% rise in traffic for stable capacity. The load factor stood at 82.4% (+0.3 point).
  • On the Caribbean and Indian Ocean network, capacity declined by 6.1% and traffic by 6.3%. The load factor declined by 0.2 points to 83.1%.
  • On the European network capacity was reduced by 1.0% with traffic down 2.0%. The load factor declined by 0.8 points to 70.2%.

For 2012 as a whole, traffic was up by 2.1% for just a 0.6% increase in capacity, leading to a 1.2 point improvement in the load factor to 83.1%. All the networks saw an increase in load factor.

Cargo
The group continued to adjust its full-freighter capacity. In total, the reduction in capacity and traffic stood at 4.0% and 5.7% respectively. The load factor declined by 1.2 points to 66.9%. Unit revenue per available tonne kilometre (RATK) ex-currency was slightly down relative to the level of December 2011. 

For 2012 as a whole, capacity was down 3.5% for traffic down 6.3% leading to a 1.9 point reduction in the load factor to 64.5%.

Recent developments

  • Air France launched a new Economy class offer on its short- and medium-haul network, with travellers being given a choice between an all-inclusive offer or a simplified offer at more attractive rates with options to add services.
  • KLM reinforced its relationship with the Indonesian carrier, Garuda with a code-share agreement between Singapore and Denpasar (Bali) and an deeper maintenance partnership.
  • On 5th December 2012 Air France welcomed its three millionth passenger on board one of its Airbus A380s. In Winter 2012-13 the company serves six destinations via A380: New York-JFK, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Tokyo-Narita and Singapore.
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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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