Number of passengers grew 2.3% year-on-year
In August, Finnair’s overall capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres grew by 7.5 per cent and traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres grew by 3.5 per cent year-on-year. The passenger load factor declined by 3.2 percentage points year-on-year to 83.1 per cent.
The capacity in Finnair’s largest traffic area, Asia, grew by 12.3 per cent in August, boosted in particular by the newly launched Fukuoka and Guangzhou routes, and traffic grew by 5.4 per cent. Capacity in American traffic increased by 17.2 per cent, mainly due to increased Chicago frequencies, and traffic measured in RPK increased by 8.0 per cent.
The capacity in European traffic grew by 1.2 per cent, and traffic measured in RPK increased by 0.5 per cent year-on-year. The capacity in domestic traffic contracted by 0.7 per cent, and traffic decreased by 0.8 per cent year-on-year.
In August, the cargo capacity in scheduled traffic measured in Available Tonne Kilometres grew by 4.9 per cent, and Revenue Tonne Kilometres increased by 8.7 per cent year on year. In addition, Finnair’s total freight capacity includes two weekly freighter flights between Helsinki and Brussels and two weekly freighter flights shared with IAG between Helsinki and London, both operated by DHL.
In August, 88.9 per cent of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (91.9).
Traffic statistics for September 2016 will be published on Monday, 10 October 2016.