Finnair's November traffic figures were affected
by the recent pilots strike which caused the airline to cancel
more than 400 flights disrupting the travel plans of more than
In November 2009, Finnair's scheduled passenger
traffic declined by 20% when measured in passenger kilometres from
the previous year. Capacity was cut by more than 18% and passenger
load factor fell 1.5% percentage points to 70%.
Asian traffic declined by 19% and capacity was
more than 16% lower than the previous year, resulting in a decline
in the load factor by nearly three percentage points to 77%.
European and domestic traffic both declined by
more than 20%, with capacity falling by similar levels in both
areas. Passenger load factors rose slightly to 60% in Europe,
and to 57% domestically.
In North American traffic, capacity was cut
compared with last year by nearly 8%. Traffic fell by nearly
23%, and passenger load factor declined by more than 14
percentage points to under 74%.
Leisure traffic declined by 23%. Capacity was
cut by 25% and load factor rose by two percentage points to
Of Finnair's flights, nearly 80% arrived on
schedule in November, which represents an improvement of more than
two percentage points from last year. The scheduled traffic
punctuality rose by the same amount and was slightly less than
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