Buoyant passenger activity: strong increase in traffic (up 9.2%) and in load factor (up 3.2 points to 85.2%)
Air France-KLM continues to post a good performance both in traffic and unit revenue. In July, traffic increased by 9.2% on 5.1% higher capacity. Load factor gained 3.2 points to reach the record level of 85.2%. Air France-KLM carried some 6.5 million passengers (up 7.1%).
All long-haul routes posted rising load factors in excess of 80%.
The Americas recorded a buoyant activity with traffic increasing by 12.4% on 10.8% higher capacity. Load factor reached the high level of 91.2% (up 1.3 points).
Asia continued to post a good performance with a 4.5-point improvement in load factor (88.2%), as traffic increased by 11.6% on 5.9% higher capacity.
On the Africa & Middle East network, traffic grew 8.8% on 7.0% higher capacity. Load factor stood at 82.0% (up 1.3 points).
On the Indian Ocean & Caribbean sector, load factor gained 4.5 points to reach 85.2% as traffic remained virtually stable (-0.6%) on 5.9% lower capacity.
The medium-haul network also posted a strong performance with traffic increasing by 8.3% for a 2.3% rise in capacity. Load factor improved significantly (up 4.2 points) to reach the very positive level of 76.2%.
Cargo activity continued to suffer from the weakness of European exports. Traffic decreased by 1.6% on 5.5% higher capacity. Cargo load factor slipped 4.4 points to 62.1%.
Toronto airport accident
On August 3 rd , an A 340-300 aircraft of the Air France fleet was destroyed when it overshot the runway at Toronto airport while landing under sever weather conditions. There were no fatalities, although some passengers sustained minor injuries. The Air France teams dispatched to Toronto are doing their utmost to ensure that passengers and their relatives receive all the help and support they require following this incident.
The loss of this aircraft will have no commercial or financial impact on the Group.