Passenger: sharp increase in both traffic (up 10.0%) and load factor (up 3.9 points to 83.1%)
In April, Air France-KLM posted an excellent performance both in terms of activity levels and unit revenue, reflecting the continued strength in traffic, particularly in the premium segment. Traffic increased sharply: up 10.0% on 4.8% higher capacity. The load factor gained 3.9 points to reach the record level for an month of April of 83.1%. The number of passengers was 6.2 million, up 7.3%.
All sectors posted improving load factors:
On the Americas, the load factor gained 5.6 points to reach the high level of 89.6%, as traffic increased by 9.9% on 3.1% higher capacity. Asian routes also recorded a strong performance with load factor improving by 2.9 points to 87.7%, as rose up 14.9% on 11.1% higher capacity. On the Africa & Middle-East network, activity remained buoyant with traffic up 13.8%. As capacity increased by 9.7%, the load factor gained 2.8 points to reach 78.2%.
The activity on the Caribbean & Indian Ocean sector improved markedly compared to the previous month with traffic increasing slightly (up 1.0%) on 1.8% lower
capacity. The load factor improved by 2.3 points to 83.6%. Activity on the European network was particularly buoyant with traffic increasing by 8.1% on 2.6% higher capacity. The load factor reached 73.4%, up
In April, the cargo traffic increased by 1.1% on 2.1% higher capacity. The cargo load factor stood at 67.5% (down 0.6 points).