AIR FRANCE KLM Traffic results August 2012
Passenger: 0.6% rise in traffic and good progress of unit revenues ex-currency
Cargo: capacity adjustment (-5.2%) limits the decline in load factor (-1.7 point)
In order to facilitate year on year comparison, passenger data has been restated to include the business of Martinair.
In August 2012, traffic rose by 0.6% for capacity up by 0.6%. The load factor therefore remained stable at 85.7% (-0.1 point). The number of passengers amounted to 6.94 million (+1.4%). Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency increased relative to August 2011.
- Traffic on the Americas network was stable (-0.0%), with a slight rise in capacity (+0.8%); the load factor declined by 0.7 points to 88.8%.
- The Asia network recorded a 2.9% rise in traffic for capacity up by 3.5%. The load factor declined by 0.5 points to 88.9%.
- The Africa and Middle East network saw declines in both traffic and capacity of 2.0% and 3.6% respectively. The load factor of 84.8% represented a rise of 1.4 points.
- On the Caribbean and Indian Ocean network traffic declined by 5.1% for capacity down by 5.0%. The load factor remained stable at 84.3%.
- Traffic on the European network rose by 4.2% for capacity up by 3.4% under the effect of the provincial bases. The load factor gained 0.6 points to 78.7%.
The group has adjusted its full-freighter flight schedule, leading to a 5.2% reduction in capacity. Traffic was down 7.8%, leading to a 1.7 point decline in the load factor to 60.6%. Unit revenue per available ton kilometer (RATK) ex-currency was lower than in August 2011.
- KLM announced the opening of a route to Harare (Zimbabwe) as of 29th October 2012, with three weekly flights operated by Airbus A330. This new route further reinforces the group’s presence in Africa, where three other routes have been opened in 2012: Amsterdam-Luanda (Angola), Paris-Abuja (Nigeria) and Amsterdam-Lusaka (Zambia).
- Aerolineas Argentinas joined the SkyTeam Alliance on 29th August 2012. This first Latin American member of the alliance adds 40 new destinations to the SkyTeam network. Following the entry in 2011 and 2012 of China Eastern, China Airlines, Saudia, Middle-East Airlines and Aerolineas Argentinas, the majority of SkyTeam’s 18 members are now based in high growth markets.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world's oldest airline 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 names and hubs —Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. The two airlines collaborate on three core activities while maintaining their own identities — passenger transport, cargo, transport, and aircraft maintenance.
In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group which further includes KLM cityhopper and transavia.com. KLM serves 135 destinations using a modern fleet of 157 aircraft and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, which offers reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.
KLM is a member of SkyTeam, an airline alliance offering a network of 926 destinations in more than 173 countries. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region around the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the Dutch economy.