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AFKL Traffic Results December 2013

Summary

Passenger: rise in both traffic (+2.1%) and load factor (+0.9 points)

Cargo: lower traffic (-3.7%) and load factor (-1.5 points)

Passenger
In December 2013, passenger traffic rose by 3.2% for a 2.1% increase in capacity. As a result, the load factor rose by 0.9 points to 82.8%. The Group carried 6.2 million passengers (+3.7%). Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency was resilient, despite the weakness of the French business travel market.

  • On the Americas network, traffic rose by 6.5% for capacity up by 6.3%. The load factor was stable (+0.1 points)at 87.5%, Capacity growth was driven by the Latin American network (+9.6%), with slower growth in North America (+4.3%).
  • The Asia network posted a 0.7% decline in traffic for stable capacity (+0.0%); the load factor declined by 0.6 points to 83.4%.
  • On the Africa and Middle East network, traffic was up by 2.8% for a 3.4% increase in capacity; the load factor stood at 81.9%, down 0.5 points. 
  • The Caribbean and Indian Ocean network saw traffic increase by 1.8% for capacity up by 1.0%; the load factor rose by 0.7 points to 83.7%.
  • The restructuring of the European network led to a 3.8% increase in traffic. With a 2.2% reduction in capacity, the load factor was up by 4.3 points to 74.5%.

Cargo
Cargo saw a 3.7% decline in traffic for capacity down by 1.5%, leading to a 1.5 point decline in load factor to 65.3%. Unit revenue per available ton kilometer (RATK) ex-currency was lower than in December 2012.

Recent developments

  • Air France-KLM continues to refocus its medium-haul activity around its hubs. In December the group received a firm offer to purchase CityJet. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014.
  • In November, Air France-KLM was named as  ‘Climate Performance Leader 2013’ by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a survey conducted on behalf of over 700 institutional investors, thereby joining the group of nine French recipients recognized within the top 250 French stock market capitalizations.
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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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