KLM (NL) – AIR FRANCE-KLM JANUARY 2010 TRAFFIC RESULTS

AIR FRANCE-KLM JANUARY 2010 TRAFFIC RESULTS
Roissy, Amstelveen, February 8th 2010


JANUARY 2010 TRAFFIC

Passenger
1.4 point improvement in load factor to 78.0%
Traffic down 1.6% and capacity reduced by 3.4%

Cargo

Traffic up 2% with 11.4% reduction in capacity
Strong improvement in load factor (+8.5 points) to 64.3%

Passenger business

Traffic declined 1.6% in January with capacity reduced by 3.4%, leading to a 1.4 improvement in the load factor to 78.0%. The group carried a total of 5.1 million passengers (-3.2%). Activity levels were affected by the adverse weather conditions as well as two days of strikes by French air traffic controllers. Year-on-year changes benefit from a favourable comparison base, with the exception of the Americas and Africa and Middle East networks which recorded rises in both traffic and capacity in January 2009.
Despite an improvement in long-haul, unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) remained below last year’s level.

On the Americas network the load factor rose 3.5 points to 83.8% on the back of a decline in traffic of 0.5% and a capacity reduction of 4.6%. Load factors improved in both North and Latin America.

On the Asia network traffic was virtually stable (-0.5%) with capacity down by 1.7%. The load factor gained 1.0 point to 84.6%, confirming the progressive recovery in demand on this network.

On the Africa and Middle East network traffic declined at almost the same rate as capacity (-2.7% and -2.9% respectively). The load factor was slightly up at 76.4% (+0.2 points).

The Caribbean and Indian Ocean network saw a 2.2% drop in traffic while capacity rose 1.4%. As a result, the load factor fell 3.0 points to 80.6%.

On the European network, capacity was reduced by 6.6%. The decline in traffic was more limited at 3.9% leading to a 1.8 point improvement in load factor to 61.6%.


Cargo business

The cargo business benefited from an improved environment, with a slight increase in volumes (+0.6%), a 2.0% rise in traffic and an 11.4% reduction in capacity. The load factor gained 8.5 points to 64.3%. The Asia network saw a marked recovery both in terms of volumes and traffic. Unit revenue per available ton kilometre (RATK) continued to improve, recording a slight rise compared to a year earlier.


STATISTICS


Passenger activity (in millions)

January Year to date
Total Group 2010 2009 Variation 2009-10 2008-09 Variation
Passengers carried (000s) 5,085 5,253 (3.2%) 60,721 63,871 (4.9%)
Revenue pax-kilometers (RPK) 15,867 16,125 (1.6%) 171,697 178,969 (4.1%)
Available seat-kilometers (ASK) 20,338 21,058 (3.4%) 212,185 222,180 (4.5%)
Load factor (%) 78.0% 76.6% 1.4 80.9% 80.6% 0.4
Europe (including France)
Passengers carried (000s) 3,237 3,387 (4.4%) 41,344 43,868 (5.8%)
Revenue pax-kilometers (RPK) 2,498 2,598 (3.9%) 33,141 34,956 (5.2%)
Available seat-kilometers (ASK) 4,055 4,344 (6.6%) 46,839 49,523 (5.4%)
Load factor (%) 61.6% 59.8% 1.8 70.8% 70.6% 0.2
Americas
Passengers carried (000s) 661 664 (0.5%) 7,788 8,138 (4.3%)
Revenue pax-kilometers (RPK) 5,065 5,090 (0.5%) 58,022 60,758 (4.5%)
Available seat-kilometers (ASK) 6,045 6,340 (4.6%) 67,030 71,680 (6.5%)
Load factor (%) 83.8% 80.3% 3.5 86.6% 84.8% 1.8
Asia / Pacific
Passengers carried (000s) 457 453 1.0% 4,506 4,729 (4.7%)
Revenue pax-kilometers (RPK) 3,838 3,858 (0.5%) 38,674 40,839 (5.3%)
Available seat-kilometers (ASK) 4,536 4,616 (1.7%) 45,611 48,141 (5.3%)
Load factor (%) 84.6% 83.6% 1.0 84.8% 84.8% (0.0)
Africa / Middle East
Passengers carried (000s) 443 453 (2.2%) 4,632 4,621 0.2%
Revenue pax-kilometers,(RPK) 2,374 2,439 (2.7%) 24,406 24,347 0.2%
Available seat-kilometers,(ASK) 3,106 3,198 (2.9%) 30,960 30,421 1.8%
Load factor (%) 76.4% 76.3% 0.2 78.8% 80.0% (1.2)
Caribbean / Indian,Ocean
Passengers carried (000s) 287 297 (3.3%) 2,450 2516 (2.6%)
Revenue pax-kilometers (RPK) 2,092 2,140 (2.2%) 17,454 18,070 (3.4%)
Available seat-kilometers (ASK) 2,596 2,561 1.4% 21,745 22,416 (3.0%)
Load factor (%) 80.6% 83.6% (3.0) 80.3% 80.6% (0.3)
Cargo activity (in millions)

January Year to date
Total Group 2010 2009 * Variation 2009-10 2008-09 * Variation
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 865 848 2.0% 9,267 11,038 (16.1%)
Available tonne-km (ATK) 1,345 1,517 (11.4%) 14,132 17,053 (17.1%)
Load factor (%) 64.3% 55.9% 8.5 65.6% 64.7% 0.8
Europe (including France)
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 6 6 (1.7%) 62 64 (4.4%)
Available tonne-km (ATK) 38 37 1.0% 423 446 (5.1%)
Load factor (%) 14.9% 15.3% (0.4) 14.6% 14.4% 0.1
Americas
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 331 339 (2.4%) 3,491 3,939 (11.4%)
Available tonne-km (ATK) 503 572 (12.0%) 5,369 5,989 (10.4%)
Load factor (%) 65.7% 59.2% 6.5 65.0% 65.8% (0.7)
Asia / Pacific
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 347 322 7.7% 3,868 5,082 (23.9%)
Available tonne-km (ATK) 450 555 (18.8%) 5,060 7,322 (30.9%)
Load factor (%) 77.1% 58.0% 19.0 76.4% 69.4% 7.0
Africa / Middle East
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 146 140 3.9% 1,454 1,493 (2.6%)
Available tonne-km (ATK) 251 246 2.0% 2,353 2,303 2.1%
Load factor (%) 58.0% 57.0 1.1 61.8% 64.8% (3.0)
Caribbean / Indian Ocean
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 36 41 (12.6%) 392 460 (14.8%)
Available tonne-km (ATK) 102 107 (4.4%) 927 992 (6.6%)
Load factor (%) 35.1% 38.3% (3.3) 42.3% 46.4% (4.1)
* Including Martinair

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