Finnair traffic performance in April 2019: +14.8%

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The number of passengers carried in April increased by 14.8% year-on-year while capacity growth remains strong

In April. Finnair carried 1.227.400 passengers. 14.8% more than in the corresponding period of 2018. The overall capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres (ASK) increased in April by 19.6%. Finnair’s traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPKs) increased by 17.8%. The Passenger Load Factor (PLF) decreased year-on-year by 1.2% points to 81.4%.

Finnair’s long-haul capacity increased year-on-year with two new A350 aircraft that entered the service in December 2018 and in February 2019. The ASK growth in Asian traffic was 11.5%. mainly due to the new route opening to Nanjing and extended frequencies to Hong Kong. Tokyo and Osaka. The North American capacity increased by 140.7% following the opening of the new Los Angeles route and earlier openings of Chicago and San Francisco routes this year. Also. Miami flights were extended to April this year. when they last year ended in March.

In European traffic, the ASK growth was 17.9%. The growth derived from one new narrow-body aircraft year-on-year. additional seating capacity in some of the existing narrow-body aircraft. on average longer routes and better aircraft utilization. The added capacity was directed to several locations but mainly to the new route openings to Bergen. Stuttgart. Lisbon after the comparison period. Capacity in domestic traffic increased by 0.4%.

RPKs increased in Asian traffic by 6.4%. in North American traffic by 142.1%. in European traffic by 20.7% and in domestic traffic by 0.7%. The PLF was 82.8% in Asian traffic. 81.9% in North American traffic. 81.1% in European traffic and 67.1% in domestic traffic.

Passenger numbers increased in Asian traffic by 6.2%. in North American traffic by 116.7%. in European traffic by 18.8%. and in domestic traffic by 0.5%.

Available scheduled cargo tonne kilometres increased by 27.0% year-on-year. Revenue scheduled cargo tonne kilometres increased by 15.3% mostly driven by the positive cargo market development in Norway. Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

In April 82.5% of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (82.9%).

Traffic statistics for May 2019 will be published on Friday 7 June 2019.

Finnair Traffic Performance April
Month % Change YTD % Change
Total traffic
Passengers 1.000 1,227.4 14.8 4,375.2 7.1
Available seat kilometres mill 3,923.1 19.6 14,592.9 12.7
Revenue passenger kilometres mill 3,193.8 17.8 11,549.5 7.7
Passenger load factor % 81.4 -1.2p 79.1 -3.7p
Cargo tonnes total 14,287.0 13.2 51,816.3 19.6
Available tonne kilometres mill 570.6 19.1 2,142.8 11.9
Revenue tonne-kilometres mill 376.2 16.8 1,362.0 10.3
Asia
Passengers 1.000 Asia 207.9 6.2 801.2 2.0
Available seat kilometres mill Asia 1,911.2 11.5 7,358.5 9.0
Revenue passenger kilometres mill Asia 1,582.2 6.4 6,080.8 2.0
Passenger load factor % Asia 82.8 -3.9p 82.6 -5.6p
Europe
Passengers 1.000 Europe 774.0 18.8 2,544.4 11.5
Available seat kilometres mill Europe 1,471.2 17.9 5,298.7 17.7
Revenue passenger kilometres mill Europe 1,192.6 20.7 4,052.2 15.1
Passenger load factor % Europe 81.1 1.8p 76.5 -1.8p
North Atlantic
Passengers 1.000 North Atlantic 41.3 116.7 117.6 23.8
Available seat kilometres mill North Atlantic 378.9 140.7 1,107.3 25.0
Revenue passenger kilometres mill North Atlantic 310.5 142.1 898.2 25.1
Passenger load factor % North Atlantic 81.9 0.5p 81.1 0.0p
Domestic
Passengers 1.000 Domestic 204.3 0.5 912.0 -1.4
Available seat kilometres mill Domestic 161.8 0.4 828.4 2.4
Revenue passenger kilometres mill Domestic 108.5 0.7 518.3 -1.4
Passenger load factor % Domestic 67.1 0.2p 62.6 -2.4p
Cargo Traffic
Europe tonnes 2,845.9 57.4 10,151.3 79.2
North Atlantic tonnes 1,169.9 73.1 3,244.0 38.4
Asia tonnes 10,222.1 8.5 38,217.7 16.9
Domestic tonnes 49.2 8.9 203.3 8.6
Cargo scheduled traffic total tonnes 14,287.0 19.6 51,816.3 26.7
Cargo flights. tonnes** 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Cargo Traffic tonnes total 14,287.0 13.2 51,816.3 19.6
Available tonne kilometres* mill 159.8 25.4 566.1 17.9
Revenue tonne kilometres mill 90.4 13.7 328.6 19.4
Available sched.cargo tonne kms*. mill. 159.8 27.0 566.1 19.4
Revenue sched.cargo tonne kms. mill. 90.4 15.3 328.6 21.2
Cargo load factor* % 56.6 -5.8p 58.0 0.7p
– North-Atlantic cargo load factor* % 47.9 -4.9p 55.0 5.0p
– Asia cargo load factor* % 62.0 -8.2p 64.0 -0.5p
Scheduled traffic Cargo load factor*. % 56.6 -5.7p 58.0 0.9p


** Including purchased traffic
* Operational calculatory capacity

–      Change %: Change compared to the figures of the respective periods in the previous year (p = points).

–      Available seat kilometres. ASK: Total number of seats available. multiplied by the number of kilometres flown.

–      Revenue passenger kilometres. RPK: Number of revenue passengers carried. multiplied by kilometres flown.

–      Passenger load factor: Share of revenue passenger kilometres of available seat kilometres.

–      Available tonne-kilometres. ATK: Number of tonnes of capacity for carriage of passengers. cargo and mail. multiplied by kilometres flown.

–      Revenue tonne-kilometres. RTK: Total revenue load consisting of passengers. cargo and mail. multiplied by kilometres flown.

–      Overall load factor: Share of revenue tonne kilometres of available tonne-kilometres.

Finnair Plc                 Investor News        8 May 2019 at 9:10 am

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