Finnair's traffic, measured in passenger
kilometres, grew by 3% in July 2010 compared with July the
Growth came mainly from Asian traffic,
which was up by more than 11%. The load factor for Asian traffic
also improved by nearly one percentage point to 85%, with capacity
increasing 10% compared with last year. There were nearly 12% more
passengers on Asian flights than in the previous July.
"Growth is good in our main strategy area,
namely Asia - Europe traffic. We have increased capacity and we will
increase it further. Flights will be added to existing
destinations and a
new destination, Singapore, will be opened next
spring," said Finnair's SVP Communications Christer Haglund.
European traffic declined by just over 4% in
July. Capacity was cut by slightly more than 1%, so the load
factor fell by a few percentage points to less than 75%. Domestic
traffic declined by nearly 3% and capacity was cut by just
under 1%, leading to the load factor falling by around one
percentage point to just over 62%.
North Atlantic traffic declined by 16% while the load
factor remained at just over 89%.
Leisure traffic grew by slightly more than
3%. Due to a capacity cut of a few percent, the load factor rose by
nearly five percentage points to almost 91%.
The amount of cargo carried by Finnair grew in
July by more than 54% compared with July last year. In scheduled
traffic, the amount of cargo grew by more than 30% and cargo
flights initiated this year are also reflected in the figures.
Of Finnair's flights, 86% arrived on schedule in
July, which represents a decline of three and a half percentage
points from July last year. In scheduled traffic, punctuality was
over 87%, which was just over 3% lower than the previous July.
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