KLM traffic figures for April 2017: Further 10.2% growth in passenger numbers

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Following a positive first quarter, traffic figures in April 2017 continued to show increased growth in passenger numbers. This was further helped by the Spring Holiday. In April, KLM welcomed 10.2% more passengers year-on-year and achieved an increased load factor at a record 89.5%.

Flights to South America and Africa showed the greatest growth. Thanks to the holiday period, European destinations – mostly notably Germany and Italy – also showed an increase in passenger numbers. Transavia is doing well and managed to profit from its added capacity in the Netherlands.

Excellent growth in passenger numbers as a result of more production and a higher load factor. It emphasises the positive effects of our network strategy and new destinations for our customers.

Pieter Elbers, CEO KLM

Freight carried by KLM Cargo decreased by 2.6% in April 2016. The decrease, combined with an increase in available capacity, resulted in a 1.8% drop in cargo load factor.

The joint Air France KLM traffic results for April 2017 are available in the download box hereunder.

Amstelveen, 10 May 2017

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