Finnair’s traffic figures declined significantly in March year-on-year due to the coronavirus impact
In March, Finnair carried 498,600 passengers, which is 56.4% less than in the corresponding period of 2019. The overall capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres (ASK) decreased in March by 39.4%. Finnair’s traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPKs) decreased by 55.2%. The Passenger Load Factor (PLF) decreased year-on-year by 20.3% points to 58.0%. All traffic figures were heavily impacted by the coronavirus, related route and frequency cancellations as well as travel restrictions.
The ASK decline in Asian traffic was 43.9%. The North Atlantic capacity decreased by 12.4%. In European traffic, the ASKs were down by 38.1%. The ASKs in domestic traffic decreased by 37.6%.
RPKs decreased in Asian traffic by 58.5%, in North Atlantic traffic by 28.6%, in European traffic by 55.6% and in domestic traffic by 51.7%.
The PLF was 59.0% in Asian traffic, 65.4% in North Atlantic traffic, 56.2% in European traffic and 50.6% in domestic traffic.
Passenger numbers decreased in Asian traffic by 59.6%, in North Atlantic traffic by 32.9%, in European traffic by 57.2% and in domestic traffic by 54.3%.
Available scheduled cargo tonne-kilometres decreased by 38.4% year-on-year and revenue scheduled cargo tonne-kilometres decreased by 47.0%, both due to the coronavirus impact.
In March, 92.0% of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (78.6%).
Traffic statistics for April 2020 will be published on Thursday 7 May 2020.
|Finnair Traffic Performance March 2020|
|Month||% Change||YTD||% Change|
|Available seat kilometres mill||2,264.2||-39.4||9,670.8||-9.4|
|Revenue passenger kilometres mill||1,312.4||-55.2||7,025.3||-15.9|
|Passenger load factor %||58.0||-20.3p||72.6||-5.7p|
|Cargo tonnes total||7,344.2||-47.2||30,092.2||-19.8|
|Available tonne kilometres mill||336.0||-38.6||1,421.8||-9.6|
|Revenue tonne kilometres mill||164.2||-53.1||817.5||-17.1|
|Passengers 1,000 Asia||80.3||-59.6||465.5||-21.5|
|Available seat kilometres mill Asia||1,069.3||-43.9||4,673.8||-14.2|
|Revenue passenger kilometres mill Asia||630.5||-58.5||3,568.4||-20.7|
|Passenger load factor % Asia||59.0||-20.7p||76.3||-6.2p|
|Passengers 1,000 Europe||279.6||-57.2||1,515.6||-14.4|
|Available seat kilometres mill Europe||845.0||-38.1||3,569.3||-6.7|
|Revenue passenger kilometres mill Europe||475.2||-55.6||2,457.1||-14.1|
|Passenger load factor % Europe||56.2||-22.1p||68.8||-5.9p|
|Passengers 1,000 North Atlantic||16.4||-32.9||82.2||7.7|
|Available seat kilometres mill North Atlantic||200.4||-12.4||847.0||16.3|
|Revenue passenger kilometres mill North Atlantic||131.1||-28.6||647.0||10.1|
|Passenger load factor % North Atlantic||65.4||-14.8p||76.4||-4.3p|
|Passengers 1,000 Domestic||122.3||-54.3||592.2||-16.3|
|Available seat kilometres mill Domestic||149.5||-37.6||580.7||-12.9|
|Revenue passenger kilometres mill Domestic||75.6||-51.7||352.8||-13.9|
|Passenger load factor % Domestic||50.6||-14.7p||60.8||-0.7p|
|North Atlantic tonnes||572.5||-21.0||2,513.2||21.2|
|Cargo scheduled traffic total tonnes||7,344.2||-47.2||30,092.2||-19.8|
|Cargo flights, tonnes**||0||0||0||0|
|Cargo Traffic tonnes total||7,344.2||-47.2||30,092.2||-19.8|
|Available tonne kilometres* mill||89.1||-38.4||362.3||-10.8|
|Revenue tonne kilometres mill||46.8||-47.0||189.1||-20.6|
|Available sched. cargo tonne kms*, mill||89.1||-38.4||362.3||-10.8|
|Revenue sched. cargo tonne kms, mill||46.8||-47.0||189.1||-20.6|
|Cargo load factor* %||52.5||-8.6p||52.2||-6.4p|
|– North-Atlantic cargo load factor* %||67.7||5.2p||66.1||5.9p|
|– Asia cargo load factor* %||57.4||-10.4p||55.8||-8.9p|
|Scheduled traffic Cargo load factor*, %||52.5||-8.6p||52.2||-6.4p|
* Operational calculatory capacity
** Including purchased traffic
- 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 7 April 2020 at 9:00 a.m. EET