Passenger traffic rose in November, with KLM welcoming 2.0% more passengers aboard than in November 2018. Revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) were up 3.2%, with available seat kilometres (ASKs) up 2.4%, resulting in a slight increase in passenger load factor of 0.7% compared to last November. Growth in passenger figures was primarily driven by traffic on routes to Asia and North, South and Central America.
Passenger traffic also rose at Transavia by 1.8% revenue seat kilometres (RSKs) which, combined with a less pronounced increase in capacity of 0.4% ASKs, resulted in a passenger load factor of 92.4%. This is a great achievement and 1.3 %pts higher than November 2018.
Cargo booked a lower load factor, due to a 2.0% decline in revenue tonne-kilometres (RTKs) and a capacity increase of 1.2% available tonne-kilometres (ATKs). This continues the trend seen over the last few months.
Traffic figures for the month November show growth in passenger traffic and a fall in cargo traffic. Overall this is a rise compared to November 2018. Growth of 2.0% in passenger traffic is a great result for November and shows we are en route to ending the year on a fine note with increased passenger figures. This growth is essential if we are to meet rising costs and increase investment in our customers and in sustainability.
Pieter Elbers – CEO & President KLM
Amstelveen, 09 December 2019