Air France-KLM announced June 2013 traffic results

2013-07-09 — / — Passenger In spite of strike action by European air traffic controllers, June 2013 passenger traffic rose by 2.5% for capacity up by 1.3%. The load factor stood at 85.2%, up one point. The group carried 7.0 million passengers (+1.6%). Unit revenue per available seat kilometre (RASK) ex-currency was decrased compared with June 2012.

  • On the Americas network, traffic rose 2.4% for capacity up by 1.9%  leading to a 0.5 point rise in load factor to the record level of 90.8%.
  • The Asia network recorded a 3.1% rise in traffic with a 4.8% increase in capacity.  The load factor declined by 1.4 points to 85.6%.
  • On the Africa and Middle East network traffic rose in line with capacity (3.1% and 3.0% respectively). The load factor was stable at 80.9% (+0.1 points).
  • The Caribbean and Indian Ocean network was dynamic with a 4.8% rise in traffic for capacity up by 1.1%. The load factor gained 2.8 points to 79.1%.
  • Traffic on the European network was up 0.9% for capacity down 3.8%, leading to a 3.8 point improvement in load factor to 80.8%. The reduction in capacity was mainly linked to the French domestic network (-9.7% after the impact of the air control strike).


Cargo recorded a 6.3% drop in traffic for capacity down 4.3%. The load factor declined by 1.3 points, to 62.4%. Unit revenue per available tonne kiolmetre (RATK) ex-currency decreased compared with June 2012.

Recent developments

  • Air France-KLM finalised a firm order for 25 Airbus A350-900s including 25 options on 19th June at the Le Bourget Airshow.
  • Air France-KLM and Jet Airways, India’s leading international carrier, signed a code share agreement giving their respective customers a wider choice of destinations between Europe and India, as well as a greater number of connecting destinations in India.
  • For the forthcoming Winter season, Air France and KLM will offer 10 flights per week to Panama and 200 flights to 25 destinations in Central and South America and the Caribbean.
  • Air France unveiled the first features of the upscaling of its products and services. Named ‘Best & Beyond’, the project includes an investment of over 500 million euros in new products. In September 2013, Air France will present its new Economy seat and its new in-flight entertainment interface. In January 2014, the company will present its new Business seat. In April 2014 the full project will be unveiled around the new ‘La Première’ cabin.

About KLM
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world’s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands and hubs – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Retaining its own identity, the group focuses on three core businesses: passenger transport, cargo and aircraft maintenance.

In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group, which further includes KLM Cityhopper, and Martinair. KLM serves all its destinations using a modern fleet and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, offering reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.

KLM is a member of the global SkyTeam airline alliance, offering customers an extensive worldwide network. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region in the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the economy.

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