November 2012 Traffic results


- Passenger: Rise in traffic (+2.2%) and load factor (+1.5 points)
Cargo: Decline in traffic in line with capacity reduction

Passenger business
November 2012 saw traffic rise by 2.2% for capacity up by 0.3%, leading to a 1.5 point gain in load factor to 81.2%. The number of passengers stood at 6.0 million (+2.3%). Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency was higher than that of November 2011.

  • On the Americas network, capacity was reduced by 1% whilst traffic rose 1%. The load factor stood at 85.9% (+1.7 points).
  • The Asia network was dynamic with a rise in both traffic and capacity of 5.4%. The load factor was stable at 82.9%.
  • The Africa and Middle East network recorded a 2.1% rise in traffic while capacity was up 0.7%. The load factor gained 1.1 point to 78.1%.
  • On the Caribbean and Indian Ocean network, the sharp reduction in capacity (-6.7%) exceeded the decline in traffic (-3.2%) leading to a 3.1 point rise in the load factor to 86.3%. 
  • On the European network, the application of the Winter season program led to a reduction in capacity, notably on the European network and in regional bases. In total, capacity increased just by 0.3%; with traffic up by 3.5%, the load factor improved by 2.2 points to 72.3%.   

Cargo business
The group continues to adjust its full freighter program. Capacity was reduced by 5.2%, while traffic declined by 5.4%. The load factor was virtually stable at 68.1% (-0.2 points). Unit revenue per available tonne kilometer (RATK) ex-currency was stable compared with November 2011.

Recent developments

  • Air France-KLM continues to develop its long-haul network: since 29th October, KLM operates three weekly flights, serviced by Airbus A330-200 to Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. Air France announced its intention to reinforce the Tokyo route with the launch of an additional daily flight to Tokyo-Haneda as of Summer 2014, when new slots will be allocated for intercontinental flights.
  • Air France inaugurated ZEPHYR, a new reactor test-bench at Paris-Charles de Gaulle. With an investment of 43 million euros, this new installation will allow the testing of 300 engines per annum, offering an optimum service to clients both in terms of process and cost.
  • SkyTeam exceeded the level of 1,000 destinations served by its member airlines in 187 countries following the integration of the Chinese carrier, Xiamen Airlines, 19th member of the alliance. This company strengthens the number one position occupied by SkyTeam in Greater China by adding three new hubs - Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hangzhou – combined with a dense domestic network and a rapidly developing international reach.

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, 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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