The 5% reduction in capacity that KLM Air France
recorded in June 2009 was insufficient to offset the drop in
traffic (-6.4%). The load factor remained high at 80.3% (-1.1
points). As in previous months, unit revenues were weak. The group
carried 6.4 million passengers (-7%).
Americas network the decline in traffic and capacity were of the
same order (-6.1% and -5.8% respectively). The load factor stood
at 86.8% (+0.3 points).
The Asia network remained
difficult, with a 10.8% drop in traffic despite a significant
reduction in capacity (-8.1%). The load factor dropped 2.4 points
Traffic on the Africa and Middle East
network was stable (-0.2%) with capacity up by 2.2%. The load
factor was down 1.9 points to 78.0%.
Caribbean and Indian Ocean network recorded a traffic decline of
5.8%, below that of capacity (-7.3%), leading to a 1.3
point improvement in load factor to 78.1%.
European network saw a 6.8% decline in traffic with capacity down
3.9%. The load factor dropped 2.3 points to 72.8%.
The decline in cargo traffic
(-0.4%) was in line with that of capacity (-0.1%) leading to a
stable load factor of 65.3% (-0.3 points). Excluding Martinair,
consolidated since 1st January 2009, traffic and
capacity fell by 17.2% and 15.4% respectively, leading
to a 1.4 point decline in load factor to 64.1%.
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