Up by 1 million passengers to 16.6 million in the first half of 2018
KLM welcomed 3.6% more passengers in June this year, with capacity up 2.2% in available seat kilometres. Consequently, the load factor for June rose to a record 90.5%.
Looking at the first six months of 2018, we see that our revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) are up 5.4%, with capacity up 4.2% compared to the first half of last year. This resulted in a 1% increase in load factor during the first half of the year, in which KLM welcomed 16.6 million passengers, up from 15.6 million in the first half of 2017.
KLM Cargo kept its traffic virtually stable during the first half of the year while reducing capacity by 1.9%, which led to a 1.2% increase in load factor to 66.3%.
Transavia saw its load factor rise by 2.9% in the first half of 2018, with traffic up 3.3% and capacity down slightly.
The traffic figures confirm that all our hard work has paid off. During the first half of 2018, we achieved record growth of 1 million passengers, compared to the same period last year. If we compare our figures to those achieved four years ago, in the first six months of 2014, we see that we welcomed 3.3 million more passengers than we did back then. That’s an impressive difference and an achievement everyone at KLM may be proud of.