>> Passenger: stable traffic (-0.2%) for capacity down 1.4%, rise in load factor
In order to facilitate year on year comparisons, last year’s passenger data has been restated to include the passenger business of Martinair.
In France, May saw four additional public holidays compared to last year, which weighed on the leisure/business mix. As a result, unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency was stable compared with May 2011.
>> On the Americas network, traffic and capacity declined by 1.8% and 2.6% respectively. The load factor stood at 86.7% (+0.7 points).
>> The Asia network, which was affected in 2011 by the impact of the Japanese tsunami, saw a 4.3% increase in traffic for capacity up by 3.4%. The load factor improved by 0.7 points to 81.9%.
>> The Africa and Middle East network recorded a 1.8% drop in traffic, considerably lower than the reduction in capacity of 6.8%. The load factor gained 3.9 points to 75.2%.
>> On the Caribbean and Indian Ocean network, traffic was down by 8.0% for capacity down by 11.1%.
As a result, the load factor gained 2.7 points to 80.9%.
>> Saudia joined SkyTeam, taking the number of members to 16. Saudia is the first SkyTeam member based in the Middle East, and represents a solid base for the alliance in this region.
>> Air France launched a daily flight to Los Angeles, operated by an Airbus A380, the third US destination to be served by this aircraft after New York and Washington. Air France flies to Los Angeles from Paris-Charles de Gaulle with two daily flights by Airbus A380 and Boeing B777.
Friday, 8 June 2012
May 2012 traffic
Source = Air France & KLM Royal Dutch Airlines