AIR FRANCE KLM June 2011 Traffic results


Passenger:Traffic up by 2.9% for capacity up by 5.0% ;Load factor of 82.1%, down 1.7 points.
Cargo:Traffic down by 2.8% for capacity up by 1.6% ; Load factor of 64.7% (-2.9 points).

In June the group’s traffic continued to be affected by the events in Japan, Africa and the Middle East. Elsewhere, it was affected by calendar effects related to the long week ends of Ascension and Pentecost (which occurred in May last year), which weighed on business travel.

In June the group’s traffic continued to be affected by the events in Japan, Africa and the Middle East. Elsewhere, it was affected by calendar effects related to the long week ends of Ascension and Pentecost (which occurred in May last year), which weighed on business travel.

Passenger business

Traffic rose by 2.9% for capacity up by 5.0%, leading to a 1.7 point decline in load factor to 82.1%. The group carried 6.7 million passengers (+4.0%). Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) excluding currency was down on the previous year.

  • On the Americas network, traffic was up 6.4% for capacity up 9.9%. The load factor reached 87.1% (down 2.9 points).
  • Traffic on the Asia network was stable for capacity up by 5.2%. The load factor declined by 4.3 points to 84.5%. Routes to Japan recovered, with an 81% load factor, but traffic was still 23% lower than the previous year.
  • The Africa and Middle East network remains affected by the various geopolitical crises. Elsewhere, the month of June 2010 benefited from the Soccer World Cup in South Africa. Traffic declined by 11.4% with capacity down 6.3%. The load factor lost 4.5 points to 77.3%.
  • The Caribbean and Indian Ocean network was highly dynamic, with traffic up by 9.2% for capacity up by 6.6%. The load factor gained 1.8 points to 74.5%.
  • The European network was also dynamic, with traffic up by 7.6% for capacity up by 4.4%. The load factor reached the high level of 78.3%, up 2.4 points.

Cargo business
The cargo business remained affected by the troubles in Africa and the Middle East and the impact of the earthquake in Japan. It also faced a situation of overcapacity from Asian destinations. In this context the group continued to control the evolution of its capacity, limiting growth to 1.6%. Traffic was down by 2.8%, while the load factor reached 64.7%, down 2.9 points. Unit revenue per available tonne kilometer (RATK) was down on the previous year.

Recent developments

  • The group continues to expand its network. In the framework of the Transatlantic joint-venture with Delta Airlines, the Paris-Orlando route was launched on 6th June. The Paris-Lima route launched on the 21st June, allowing the group to operate 12 weekly flights to Peru, 7 between Amsterdam and Lima and 5 between Paris and Lima. Finally, KLM announced the launch of the Amsterdam-Rio de Janeiro route as of 1st November, complementing the two daily flights already operated by Air France.
  • Air France welcomed its millionth passenger on board its Airbus A380 and has inaugurated a daily service to Washington DC with this aircraft on 16th June.
  • China Eastern has joined the SkyTeam alliance, consolidating the alliance's presence in this region by offering 10% additional daily services with Greater China.
  • The group continues to multiply its initiatives in the CSR field. On 22nd June, it signed an agreement with the European Commission, Airbus and producers of bio-fuels, defining a road map to the production of two million tonnes of bio-fuels for the aviation industry by 2020. On 29th June, KLM realised a world first with the first commercial flight powered solely by bio-fuel.
  • At the Le Bourget International Aviation and Aerospace Show, Air France Industries KLM E&M announced the signature of new contracts with and Air Atlanta Icelandic. The company has also launched a global aeronautical maintenance training offer.
  • Air France was elected best airline in China by the Gold List Award of China Tourism 2011.
  • The annual report and the CSR report are available on the new website The financial communication website of the group,, has been redesigned in order to improve its useability and facilitate access to information.

Over KLM
De Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij is in 1919 opgericht en de oudste, nog onder haar oorspronkelijke naam opererende, luchtvaartmaatschappij ter wereld. In 2004 fuseerden Air France en KLM tot AIR FRANCE KLM. Zo ontstond de sterkste Europese luchtvaartgroep, gebaseerd op twee krachtige merken en hubs, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol en Parijs Charles de Gaulle. Met behoud van eigen identiteit worden drie kernactiviteiten gecoördineerd: vervoer van passagiers, vracht en vliegtuigonderhoud.

In Nederland vormt KLM de kern van de KLM Groep waar ook KLM cityhopper en deel van uitmaken. KLM bedient 135 bestemmingen met een moderne vloot van 157 vliegtuigen en is met ruim 33.000 medewerkers wereldwijd actief. Een speler die voorop staat in de luchtvaartindustrie, met een betrouwbare operatie, die met bezieling en op een duurzame manier innoveert in klantgerichte producten.

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Over SkyTeam
SkyTeam is een wereldwijde luchtvaartalliantie die de klanten van de aangesloten luchtvaartmaatschappijen een uitgebreid wereldwijd netwerk biedt met meer bestemmingen, meer frequenties en meer verbindingen. Passagiers kunnen bij alle SkyTeam Member airlines frequent flyer Miles sparen en besteden. De SkyTeam Member airlines bieden hun klanten meer dan 490 lounges wereldwijd. De vijftien airlines zijn: Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, TAROM en Vietnam Airlines. SkyTeam biedt haar 487 miljoen passagiers per jaar een wereldwijd systeem met ruim 14.500 dagelijkse vluchten naar 926 bestemmingen in 173 landen. 

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