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Finnair reports November 2008 Traffic

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In November 2008, Finnairís scheduled passenger traffic grew 13.5% over the same month in 2007. The passenger load factor in scheduled traffic rose by 3.7 percentage points while the passenger load factor rose in all areas of scheduled traffic.

Finnairís Asian traffic continued its growth in November, by 17.4% and European traffic grew by 7.1%. Domestic traffic declined by 10.9% as a result of capacity cuts. In Finland, Finnair is focusing on long jet aircraft routes following the discontinuation of turbo-prop aircraft services. North American traffic grew by 38.9%, influenced to a large extent by the addition of one flight per week to New York. North American traffic accounts for around 6% of Finnairís scheduled traffic revenue passenger kilometres.

Leisure traffic grew 9.1% compared with November 2007, and capacity increased by 9.9%. The leisure traffic load factor fell by 0.6 percentage points in November.

Cargo demand has fallen worldwide since last spring. Finnairís cargo demand has also weakened rapidly during the autumn. In November the amount of cargo kilos fell by 13.1%.

Of Finnairís flights, 77.1% arrived on schedule, which represents an improvement of 2.7 percentage points from last year. The scheduled passenger traffic punctuality percentage rose from November last year by 2.9 percentage points to 79.5%.

Finnair Traffic

Finnairís combined traffic increased by 12.3%, measured in revenue passenger kilometres. Capacity increased by 8.2% while the passenger load factor was 2.8 percentage points higher than year before at 74.1%. The number of passengers carried increased by 3.7% to 642,404.

Scheduled Traffic

Scheduled traffic increased by 13.5%, measured in revenue passenger kilometres. Capacity increased by 7.6%. Passenger load factor was 3.7 percentage points higher than November 2007 at 71.5%. The number of passengers carried increased by 2.7% to 543,103.

Scheduled international traffic, increased by 15.2%, measured in revenue passenger kilometres. Capacity increased by 9.3%. Passenger load factor was 3.7 percentage points higher than the year before at 72.5%. The number of passengers carried increased by 7.7% to 415,500.

European scheduled traffic, increased by 7.1%, measured in revenue passenger kilometres. Capacity increased by 4.5%. Passenger load factor was 1.5 percentage points higher than in 2007 at 59.1%. The number of passengers carried increased by 3.4% to 293,100.

North Atlantic scheduled traffic increased by 38.9%, measured in revenue passenger kilometres. Capacity increased by 23.8%. The passenger load factor was 9.6 percentage points higher than in 2007 at 88.1% and the number of passengers carried increased by 38.8% to 12,900.

Asian scheduled traffic increased by 17.4%, measured in revenue passenger kilometres. Capacity increased by 11.5%. Passenger load factor was 4 percentage points higher than the year before at 79.9%. The number of passengers carried increased by 17.6% to 109,400.

Domestic scheduled traffic decreased by 10.9%, measured in revenue passenger kilometres. Capacity decreased by 12.5%. Passenger load factor was 1 percentage point higher than in 2007 at 56.5%. The number of passengers carried decreased by 10.9% to 127 600.

Leisure Traffic

Leisure traffic increased by 9.1%, measured in revenue passenger kilometres. Capacity increased by 9.9%. Passenger load factor was 0.6 percentage points lower at 82.5%. The number of passengers carried increased by 9.6% to 99,300.

Cargo

Cargo traffic decreased by 13.4% in terms of cargo tonnes carried. Decrease in scheduled traffic was 13.1%. Cargo traffic decreased by 11.1% in Asian traffic, by 24.8% in European traffic and increased by 10.2% in North-Atlantic traffic.

Cargo traffic carried on chartered cargo flights decreased by 48.7%. The cargo load factor in the Far Eastern traffic was 69% and in North Atlantic traffic 77%.

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