AFKL October 2012 Traffic results


- Passenger: decline in capacity (-0.6%) and slowdown in traffic (-2.0%) but rise in unit revenues ex currency
Cargo:  capacity adapted to traffic levels


In order to facilitate year on year comparison passenger data has been restated to include the passenger business of Martinair.

Passenger business
October 2012 was marked by a decline in business traffic in the French market. Traffic was down by 2.0% for capacity down 0.6%. The load factor gave up 1.2 points to 82.7%. The number of passengers amounted to 6.74 million (-0.5%). Nevertheless, unit revenue per available seat kilometre (RASK) was higher than in October 2011

  • The Americas network, and particularly North America, performed satisfactorily in spite of hurricane Sandy. Capacity was reduced by 3.4% and traffic by 3.3%. The load factor was stable at 88.8% (+0.1%).  
  • The Asia network recorded a 1.4% decline in traffic for capacity up 1.0%. The load factor declined by 2.1 points to 85.2%.
  • The Africa and Middle East network recorded stable traffic (+0.2%) for capacity up 0.8%. The load factor declined by 0.5 points to 79.8%. 
  •  On the Caribbean and Indian Ocean network, traffic was down 8.9% for capacity reduced by 6.4%. The load factor declined 2.2 points to 80.7%.
  •  On the European network traffic rose by 1.7% for capacity up 3.8% on the back of the effect of the regional bases. The load factor declined by 1.5 points to 74.2%.

Cargo business
The group continued to adjust its full-freighter schedule. In consequence, traffic (-6.7%) declined less than capacity (-7.1%). The load factor improved slightly to 66.6% (+0.3 points). Unit revenue per available tonne kilometre (RATK) declined relative to October 2011.

Recent developments

  • Air France-KLM continues to develop its long-haul network, with three new routes for the Summer 2013 program: Paris-Minneapolis (United States), Paris-Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Amsterdam-Fukuoka (Japan).
  • As of 28th October 2012, Air France, KLM and Etihad Airways have extended the choice of schedules and destinations available to their customers with the signature of a code-sharing agreement. In addition to the Paris-Charles de Gaulle-Abu Dhabi and Amsterdam-Abu Dhabi routes, this agreement gives access to five new destinations for Air France to KLM passengers in Asia and Australia, as well as 10 European destinations to Etihad passengers on flights operated by Air France and KLM.
  • As of 1st October 2012, Air France customers at Paris-Charles de Gaulle benefit from a simplified transit within the airport’s most modern infrastructures. The international activity is henceforth centered at Terminal 2E, while terminal 2F is exclusively dedicated to the European (Schengen) flights of Air France and its SkyTeam alliance partners. Finally, the regional airlines (Brit Air, Regional, Airlinair) now operate out of 2G

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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, 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. | | facebook klm | twitter klm | blog.klm | | skyteam-facebook | skyteam-youtube

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