AIRFRANCE KLM November 2013 Traffic Results

  1. Passenger: rise in traffic (+0.9%) and decline in load factor (-0.8 point)
  2. Cargo: slight increase in traffic (+0.4%) and load factor (+0.5 point)

In November 2013, passenger traffic rose by 0.9% for a 2.0% increase in capacity. As a result, the load factor declined by 0.8 points to 80.3%. As expected, unlike last year, traffic benefited much less from the French All Saints Day school holidays (*), the postponement in travel due to Hurricane Sandy, and the timing of Thanksgiving. The Group carried 6.0 million passengers (-0.2%). Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency was down relative to November 2012.

(*) In 2012: from 27th October to 12th November; in 2013: from 9th October to 4th November

  • On the Americas network, traffic rose by 2.2% for capacity up by 5.3%. At 83.4%, the load factor was 2.5 points lower than the high level reached last year (86.0%). Capacity growth remains driven by the development of the Latin American network (+7.7%), the growth to/from North America being less strong (+3.8%).
  • The Asia network posted a 1.5% decline in traffic for stable capacity (-0.1%), the load factor falling by 1.1 points to 81.7%.
  • On the Africa and Middle East network, traffic was up by 2.0% for a 5.5% increase in capacity, the load factor standing at 75.6%, down by 2.5 points.  
  • The Caribbean and Indian Ocean network remained dynamic: traffic was up by 3.7% for capacity up by 2.4%, the load factor increasing by 1.2 points to 87.4%.
  • On the European network, traffic declined by 0.6% while capacity was down by 2.8%. The load factor rose by 1.6 points to 73.9%.


Cargo posted a modest 0.4% increase in traffic for virtually stable capacity (-0.3%), leading to a 0.5 point rise in load factor to 68.7%. Unit revenue per available ton kilometer (RATK) ex-currency decreased compared with November 2012.

Recent developments
Air France-KLM continues its development in rapidly-growing markets.

  • Since 25th November, Air France flies to Panama City in addition to the daily KLM service.  A leader in Central and South America and the Caribbean in terms of the number of seats offered, the Group serves 25 destinations in this region and offers over 200 weekly flights departing from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
  • The Group has extended its partnership agreement with Kenya Airways. Starting from 1st January 2014, the joint-venture will cover six routes between Europe and East Africa: Amsterdam-Nairobi, Paris-Nairobi, London-Nairobi, Amsterdam-Entebbe/Kigali, Amsterdam-Lusaka/Harare, Amsterdam-Kilimandjaro/Dar-es-Salaam.
  • For the International Forum for investments in the Ivory Coast, Air France will operate a special flight to Abidjan by Airbus A380 on 28th January 2014. For the 2014 Winter season, the airline wishes to service Abidjan by A380 on a regular basis.

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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