Air France - KLM Reports June 2009 Traffic

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 8 July 2009

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%).

On the 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 to 80.9%.

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%.

The 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%.

The 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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