Financial Year 2012 - Quarter July-September 2012
- Operating result of 506 million euros (397 million euros at 30th September 2011)
- Good improvement in passenger activity but deterioration in cargo
- Revenues of 7.2 billion euros (+6%)
- Ongoing reduction in unit costs at constant currency and fuel price
- Unchanged objectives of second half operating result above last year’s level and reduction in net debt
The Board of Directors of Air France-KLM, chaired by Jean-Cyril Spinetta, met on 30th October to examine the accounts for third quarter 2012.
The group realised a satisfactory third quarter across all its businesses with the exception of cargo. In passenger, the limited capacity increase in the industry led to an improvement in unit revenues, which, for the group, were also helped by a positive foreign exchange effect due to the depreciation of the euro versus other currencies. On the other hand, the cargo business continued to deteriorate over the quarter. As previously indicated, measures undertaken in the context of the plan Transform 2015 are starting to have a significant impact on costs.
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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.
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