KLM welcomed 2.8% more passengers on board its flights in September compared to the same month last year.
September saw the passenger load factor drop slightly to 89.7% (-0.4%pts). This was due to higher capacity in available seat kilometres (+2.0% ASKs) compared to lower traffic growth in revenue passenger kilometres (+1.5% RPKs).
This slight drop had a number of causes combined with a fall in load factor in Europe. There was robust growth in passenger traffic on North and South American routes, while capacity and traffic to African and Asian destinations decreased.
The load factor for KLM Cargo rose to 66.4% (+1.3%pts), because capacity decreased (-4.3% ATKs) more than traffic (-2.4% RTKs).
At Transavia, while capacity remained more or less the same, traffic grew somewhat, resulting in a higher load factor.
The joint Air France KLM traffic results are available in the download box of this message.
Amstelveen, 08 October 2018