Finnair traffic performance in November 2017: 15 percent more passengers

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Record-high capacity growth in November, demand exceeded capacity growth in Asian, North-Atlantic and European Traffic

In November, Finnair’s overall capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres increased by 20.0 percent year‐on‐year, and traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres grew by 23.7 percent. The number of passengers carried in November increased by 15 percent year-on-year. The passenger load factor increased by 2.3 percentage points to 78.4 percent.

The capacity in Finnair’s largest traffic area, Asia, increased by 32.5 percent in November. A new seasonal route to Goa was opened in November, and flights to Phuket were started earlier than in the comparison period. Also,  the number of frequencies to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore and Krabi increased year-on-year. Traffic measured in RPK grew by 34.5 percent, and the passenger load factor increased by 1.2 percentage points to 80.6 percent.

In North Atlantic, traffic capacity increased by 19.1 percent. Flights to new leisure destination Puerto Vallarta started and Miami route was re-opened in November, whereas operations to Chicago ceased for the winter period. Traffic increased by 25.0 percent and the passenger load factor rose by 3.6 percentage points to 75.5 percent.

Finnair’s capacity in European traffic increased by 5.6 percent reflecting added capacity especially to Berlin, Copenhagen, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Vilnius. Traffic measured in RPK grew by 10.8 percent year-on-year. The passenger load factor increased by 3.6 percentage points to 77.5 percent. Domestic capacity increased by 11.2 percent and traffic by 8.5 percent. The passenger load factor decreased by 1.6 percentage points to 64.3 percent.

Available Scheduled Cargo Tonne Kilometres increased by 16.4 percent and Revenue Scheduled Cargo Tonne Kilometres increased by 23.1 percent. The strongest growth markets year-on-year were Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Korea and Germany. Finnair’s total cargo capacity also included three weekly freighter flights between Helsinki and Brussels, operated by DHL. Finnair Cargo’s agreement to rent cargo space Japan Airlines’ daily flights between Tokyo and Helsinki ended at the end of October, which was reflected cargo flights volumes in November.

In November, 81.6 percent of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (75.9).

Traffic statistics for December 2017 will be published on Tuesday, 9 January 2018.  

Finnair Traffic Performance November 2017

November 2017  %-Change Year-to-date 2017 %-Change
Total Traffic
Passengers   1000 949,6 15,0 10 953,3 9,3
Available   seat kilometres mill 3 083,2 20,0 33 784,1 8,3
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 2 416,0 23,7 28 225,3 13,3
Passenger   load factor % 78,4 2,3 83,5 3,7
Cargo   tonnes total 13 497,5 8,0 145 019,0 6,9
Available   tonne kilometres mill 462,5 19,9 5 051,3 9,5
Revenue   tonne-kilometres mill 300,0 20,3 3 418,9 12,1
Overall   load factor % 64,9 0,2 67,7 1,6
Europe
Passengers   1000 545,0 13,2 6 821,3 9,8
Available   seat kilometres mill 1 054,4 5,6 13 104,6 6,8
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 816,9 10,8 10 599,1 9,7
Passenger   load factor % 77,5 3,6 80,9 2,1
North Atlantic
Passengers   1000 19,9 24,0 290,8 6,9
Available   seat kilometres mill 196,0 19,1 2 506,8 1,9
Revenue passenger   kilometres mill 148,0 25,0 2 101,0 7,3
Passenger   load factor % 75,5 3,6 83,8 4,2
Asia
Passengers   1000 177,4 33,4 1 925,3 17,6
Available   seat kilometres mill 1 669,7 32,5 16 710,0 10,9
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 1 346,3 34,5 14 542,9 17,9
Passenger   load factor % 80,6 1,2 87,0 5,2
Domestic
Passengers   1000 207,3 6,3 1 915,8 0,5
Available   seat kilometres mill 163,1 11,2 1 462,7 5,6
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 104,8 8,5 982,2 3,1
Passenger   load factor % 64,3 -1,6 67,2 -1,6
Cargo Traffic
Cargo   scheduled traffic total tonnes 12 790,5 16,4 128 253,2 7,1
Europe   tonnes 2 172,5 -7,3 23 925,8 -0,6
North   Atlantic tonnes 679,4 33,9 8 579,3 3,3
Asia   tonnes 9 890,3 23,9 94 877,3 10,6
Domestic   tonnes 48,2 -70,6 870,9 -45,7
Cargo   flights, tonnes** 707,0 -53,0 16 764,8 5,4
Cargo   tonnes total 13 497,4 8,0 145 018,0 6,9
Available   tonne kilometres* mill 120,6 9,3 1 356,0 5,3
Revenue   tonne kilometres mill 83,8 12,4 893,4 9,0
Available   sched.cargo tonne kms*, mill. 118,8 16,4 1 272,6 6,2
Revenue   sched.cargo tonne kms, mill. 82,6 23,1 811,0 9,9
Cargo load   factor* % 69,5 1,9 65,9 3,0
–   North-Atlantic cargo load factor* % 60,4 14,7 50,5 6,2
– Asia   cargo load factor* % 77,4 3,5 71,4 4,4
Scheduled traffic Cargo load   factor*, % 69,6 3,8 63,7 2,1

* Operational calculatory capacity

** Including purchased traffic

Change %: Change compared to the figures of the respective periods in the previous year

(p = percentage 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 December 2017 at 09:00 am

 

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