KLM traffic figures July 2019

The month of July showed an increase in KLM passenger numbers. Freight, on the other hand, had a sharp decline. KLM had 2.2% more passengers on board this month compared to the same month last year. With a higher transport of 1.6% in passenger kilometers and a higher capacity of seat kilometers of 1.2%, the occupancy rate remained virtually stable compared to the same month last year. Passenger growth was particularly visible at destinations in Europe, North Africa, Asia and North America. Substantial declines were seen in South America and the Middle East.

Despite the adverse effects of the fuel supply failure at Schiphol, the passenger increase continued in the summer month of July. Freight on the other hand fell considerably. Due to the different developments in the markets and also fuel costs, we have to stay sharp and prepare further for this
KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers