KLM welcomed close to 12% more passengers on board in February compared to the same month last year. Passenger load factor rose sharply by 1.8% points against a traffic increase of 9.2% (expressed in revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs) and increased seat capacity of 7% (expressed in available seat kilometres or ASKs).
February showed excellent traffic figures for all parts of the KLM Group. The good start made by KLM in January 2018 continued through to the month of February. Despite various operational disruptions as a consequence of challenging weather conditions and an IT breakdown, which unfortunately inconvenienced our passengers, we continue to make every effort to give our passengers a memorable travel experience.
Transavia in the Netherlands also had a good month compared to the February 2017. Increased traffic coupled with increased capacity generated far greater load factor. At KLM Cargo, traffic increased significantly by 2.5% against a slight increase in capacity of 0.3%. This served to boost cargo load factor by 1.4% points.
(*) The joint Air France KLM Traffic results February are available in the download box of this message.