SEPTEMBER 2005 TRAFFIC
Passenger activity remains buoyant: strong increase in both traffic (up 9.6%) and load factor (up 3.6 points to 83.1%)
In September, Air France-KLM posted an excellent performance both in terms of traffic and unit revenue. Traffic increased strongly (up 9.6%) on 4.9% higher capacity. Load factor gained 3.6 points to reach the high level of 83.1%. The number of passengers carried rose by 7.3% to 6.2 million.
These strong results were driven by both a dynamic long-haul network and a particularly buoyant level of activity on the European network.
The Americas continued to post strong rises in activity, with traffic up 12.7% on 10.6% higher capacity. Load factor gained 1.6 points to 88.2%.
Asia recorded the best performance with a 6.5 point increase in load factor to 89.4%, with traffic up 12.7% for a 4.5% increase in capacity.
On the Africa and Middle-East network, activity remained strong with traffic increasing by 8.7% in line with capacity (+8.7%). Load factor remained stable at 81.7%.
On the Caribbean and Indian Ocean sector, load factor improved by 4.3 points to 76.4%, with traffic down slightly (-0.9%) on 6.5% lower capacity.
The European network posted a further strong performance in September, reinforcing the positive trend of previous months. Traffic increased strongly (up 7.6%) for capacity up 1.3%. Load factor gained 4.4 points to reach the very good level of 74.4%.
In September, the cargo activity saw a slight improvement, with traffic up by 2.3%. Capacity increased by 6.6%, leading the cargo load factor to slip by 2.7 points to 65.2%.
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