Number of passengers grew 5.5% year-on-year
In July, Finnair’s overall capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres grew by 9.2 per cent and traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres grew by 8.6 per cent year-on-year. Despite the strong growth, the passenger load factor was close to last year’s level at 88.7 per cent (89.1 per cent).
The capacity in Finnair’s largest traffic area, Asia, grew by 13.0 per cent in July, boosted in particular by the newly launched Fukuoka and Guangzhou routes, and traffic grew by 10.7 per cent. Capacity in American traffic increased by 24.8 per cent mainly due to increased Chicago frequencies, and traffic measured in RPK by 19.4 per cent.
The capacity in European traffic grew by 4.0 per cent, and traffic measured in RPK increased by 5.5 per cent year-on-year. At the same time, the capacity in domestic traffic contracted by 16.4 per cent mainly reflecting cancellations on the Rovaniemi route due to the renovation of the runway as well as adjustments of frequencies on other domestic routes, and traffic decreased by 12.5 per cent year-on-year.
In July, the cargo capacity in scheduled traffic measured in Available Tonne Kilometres grew by 7.2 per cent, and Revenue Tonne Kilometres increased by 13.8 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 July, 85.6 per cent of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (89.3).
Traffic statistics for August 2016 will be published on Thursday, 8 September 2016.