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AirFrance KLM November 2010 Traffic


December 7, 2010 - London

Passenger

  • Rise in traffic (+4.3%)
  • point improvement in load factor to 79.1%

Cargo

  • Strong rise in traffic (+6.1%)
  • 0.9 point improvement in load factor to 72.6%

 

The passenger and cargo activities remained in a positive track on November both in terms of traffic and unit revenues. November is the first month of the Winter Season, which should see a 3.3% rise in capacity of which 4.1% in long-haul and 0.5% in medium-haul.

Passenger business

Passenger traffic rose 4.3% during November, with capacity up by 2.9%, leading to a load factor up 1.1 points to 79.1%. The number of passengers stood at 5.68 million, up 4.7%. Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) excluding currency was up compared to November 2009.

  • On the Americas network, traffic was up 2.8% for capacity up 3.7%. The load factor declined by 0.7 points to 82.1%.
  • The Asia network remained dynamic; traffic (+6.8%) closely matched the increase in capacity (+6.4%), leading to a load factor of 83.1% (+0.3 points).
  • The Africa and Middle East network saw a moderate rise in capacity (+0.8%). Traffic was up 1.5%, and the load factor gained 0.6 points to 75.9%.
  • On the Caribbean and Indian Ocean network, traffic rose 2.6% for capacity up by 3.0%. The load factor stood at the high level of 83.9% (-0.4 points).
  • Traffic on the European network rose strongly (+6.7%) for slightly lower capacity (-0.6%). The load factor gained 4.8 points to 70.3%.

Cargo business

Cargo traffic rose 6.1% for capacity up 4.7%. The load factor gained 0.9 points to 72.6%. Unit revenue per available ton kilometer (RATK) excluding currency was strongly ahead of November 2009.


Recent developments

In November 2010, Garuda Indonesia and Aerolinas Argentinas each signed a protocol agreement to join the SkyTeam Alliance in 2012. The Alliance thereby strengthens its position in Southeast Asia and develops in Latin America.

As of June 2011, Washington will become the second destination in the US served by the A380.

Air France's 'Premium Voyageur' celebrated its first anniversary in November, with 400,000 customers and a high satisfaction rating.


STATISTICS

Passenger activity (in millions)

    November     Year to date
Total Group 2010 2009 Variation   2010-11 2009-10 Variation
Passengers carried (000s) 5,680 5,425 4.7%   49,450 50,116 (1.3%)
Revenue pax-kilometers (RPK) 16,132 15,471 4.3%   140,097 139,753 0.2%
Available seat-kilometers (ASK) 20,396 19,830 2.9%   169,025 171,684 (1.5%)
Load factor (%) 79.1% 78.0% 1.1   82.9% 81.4% 1.5
               
Europe (including France)              
Passengers carried (000s) 3,870 3,673 5.3%   33,697 34,454 (2.2%)
Revenue pax-kilometers (RPK) 3,023 2,832 6.7%   27,184 27,833 (2.3%)
Available seat-kilometers (ASK) 4,302 4,327 (0.6%)   36,216 38,609 (6.2%)
Load factor (%) 70.3% 65.4% 4.8   75.1% 72.1% 3.0
               
Americas              
Passengers carried (000s) 654 636 2.8%   6,345 6,438 (1.4%)
Revenue pax-kilometers (RPK) 4,957 4,824 2.8%   47,278 47,745 (1.0%)
Available seat-kilometers (ASK) 6,039 5,827 3.7%   53,952 54,958 (1.8%)
Load factor (%) 82.1% 82.8% (0.7)   87.6% 86.9% 0.8
               
Asia / Pacific              
Passengers carried (000s) 467 440 6.1%   3,740 3,604 3.8%
Revenue pax-kilometers (RPK) 4,014 3,757 6.8%   32,319 31,167 3.7%
Available seat-kilometers (ASK) 4,828 4,538 6.4%   37,157 36,663 1.3%
Load factor (%) 83.1% 82.8% 0.3   87.0% 85.0% 2.0
               
Africa / Middle East              
Passengers carried (000s) 443 432 2.5%   3,758 3,727 0.8%
Revenue pax-kilometers,(RPK) 2,329 2,295 1.5%   19,712 19,565 0.7%
Available seat-kilometers,(ASK) 3,069 3,046 0.8%   24,640 24,769 (0.5%)
Load factor (%) 75.9% 75.3% 0.6   80.0% 79.0% 1.0
               
Caribbean / Indian,Ocean              
Passengers carried (000s) 246 243 1.0%   1,910 1,893 0.9%
Revenue pax-kilometers (RPK) 1,809 1,763 2.6%   13,604 13,444 1.2%
Available seat-kilometers (ASK) 2,157 2,094 3.0%   17,060 16,685 2.3%
Load factor (%) 83.9% 84.2% (0.4)   79.7% 80.6% (0.8)

 

Cargo activity (in millions)

    November     Year to date
Total Group 2010 2009 Variation   2010-11 2009-10 Variation
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 1,020 962 6.1%   7,739 7,474 3.6%
Available tonne-km (ATK) 1,406 1,343 4.7%   11,269 11,483 (1.9%)
Load factor (%) 72.6% 71.6% 0.9   68.7% 65.1% 3.6
               
Europe (including France)              
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 6 6 (9.0%)   46 49 (6.7%)
Available tonne-km (ATK) 41 40 2.1%   335 347 (3.4%)
Load factor (%) 14.2% 16.0% (1.7)   13.6% 14.1% (0.5)
               
Americas              
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 398 365 9.2%   3,003 2,794 7.5%
Available tonne-km (ATK) 532 499 6.7%   4,350 4,372 (0.5%)
Load factor (%) 74.9% 73.1% 1.7   69.0% 63.9% 5.1
               
Asia / Pacific              
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 420 405 3.6%   3,204 3,164 1.3%
Available tonne-km (ATK) 508 492 3.4%   3,995 4,167 (4.1%)
Load factor (%) 82.6% 82.4% 0.1   80.2% 75.9% 4.3
               
Africa / Middle East              
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 155 148 5.2%   1,199 1,160 3.4%
Available tonne-km (ATK) 237 228 4.0%   1,900 1,872 1.5%
Load factor (%) 65.7% 64.9% 0.8   63.1% 62.0% 1.1
               
Caribbean / Indian Ocean              
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 41 37 9.0%   287 307 (6.3%)
Available tonne-km (ATK) 88 85 3.9%   688 724 (5.0%)
Load factor (%) 46.5% 44.3% 2.2   41.8% 42.4% (0.6)

 

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