ASIA Travel Tips .com



Summer fares improve Finnair's passenger load factors for July 2004

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 11 August 2004

In July 2004, Finnair scheduled traffic increased by 31.6% compared to July last year. Passenger load factor was 72.3%, up 5.0 percentage points. The airlines stated that higher load factors were mainly derived from summer fares, which were lower than last summer. The major driver in growth of demand was 22.5% increase in capacity.

All Finnair Group airlines altogether transported 629,600 passengers, which is 16.8% more than a year ago. The total traffic (RPK's), summing up both scheduled and leisure traffic, increased by 25.7%, while the capacity (ASK = available seat kilometres) was up by 18.7%, resulting in a passenger load factor of 77.1%, 4.3 points higher than last year.

Departure punctuality of scheduled flights was 89.0% (based on a fifteen minute standard), 3.0 points lower than in July 2003. Including leisure flights departure punctuality was 87.8% (-3.4 p.p). Arrival punctuality of scheduled flights was 90.6% and that of all operations was 88.6%.

Finnair's Tallinn-based subsidiary Aero Airlines AS, carried 8,800 passengers (+24.0%) on Tallinn-Helsinki route. During July, Stockholm-based Nordic Airlink carried 21,500 passengers on its Scandinavian routes. The company's capacity was reduced due to the holiday season.

Scheduled traffic

In scheduled traffic (international + domestic) revenue passenger kilometres increased by 31.6%. The change in capacity was +22.5%. Passenger load factor was 72.3%, 5.0 percentage points higher than last year.

In scheduled international traffic, the total number of passengers was up by 23.4%, partly affected by adding Nordic Airlink figures. Capacity in ASKs was +25.2%, while RPKs increased by 33.5%.

In European scheduled traffic, ASKs increased by 8.2%, and RPKs increased by 17.0%, the passenger load factor was 68.3%, up 5.2 points from previous year.

In North Atlantic scheduled traffic, capacity remained around the 2003 level. Change in RPKs was +4.7%, and passenger load factor for July was 88.0%, 3.9 points higher than previous year.

In Asian scheduled traffic, the capacity increase was 65.9% mainly due to adding frequencies to Shanghai and Osaka since the beginning of June. The passenger traffic was up by 72.5%. Passenger load factor was 75.4%, 2.9 percentage points up.

Domestic scheduled traffic increased by 7.6% on a capacity decrease of -4.1%. Passenger load factor improved by 6.5 percentage points to 60.6%.

Leisure traffic

ASKs for leisure traffic increased in July by 7.2%, and RPKs increased by 12.3%, resulting in a passenger load factor of 93.7%, 4.2 points higher than last year.


Cargo traffic increased by 32.3% in terms of cargo tonnes carried. Growth in scheduled traffic was +22.3%. Increase in Asian traffic was 59.8%. Volume in European traffic increased by 1.7%. In North-Atlantic traffic cargo volume increased by 2.0%. Cargo traffic carried on chartered cargo flights increased over 500%. The cargo load factor was 57.5%. The cargo load factor in the Far Eastern traffic was 68.1% and in the North Atlantic traffic 68.0%.

Receive our Latest Travel News Daily Email free of charge by entering your email address and name in the boxes to the right and clicking subscribe. You can also receive the news by WhatsApp, stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed, and even Add the Headlines to Your Website free of charge. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.



Copyright © 1997-2021