Air France-KLM achieves 88.7 million passengers through October, up 3%

KLM and Transavia recorded growth of 2.7% and 5.6%, respectively

The Air France-KLM airline group, which includes the airlines Air France, KLM, HOP! and Transavia, transported a total of 88.74 million passengers until October, 3% more than in the first ten months of 2018, according to data published Tuesday by the company.

The group’s offer increased by 3%, while demand increased by 3.5%, with an occupancy factor of 88.7%, which has meant an increase of 0.4 percentage points.

Last month, the airline group added 9.15 million travelers, which represents a 0.1% drop compared to the same month of 2018, while it registered a 1.6% increase in traffic and an increase of 1, 1% of your offer. The occupancy factor was 88%, 0.5 percentage points more than a year earlier.

Specifically, Air France transferred 44.32 million passengers in the first ten months (+ 2.4%), with a 3.3% higher offer and 4.2% more demand. The occupation factor amounted to 87.2%, 0.7 percentage points more. In October, the number of travelers decreased 1.5%, although 0.6% more capacity was recorded and a 1.3% increase in demand. The occupancy factor was 86.3% (+ 0.6 percentage points) that month.

As for the routes of this airline, those of short and medium radio registered an increase of 1.5%, while those of long grew by 4.2% until October.

Excluding Transavia, the airline group registered a total of 73.9 million passengers in the first ten months of the year (+ 2.5%), with a 2.5% higher offer, and a demand that increased by 3 %. The occupation factor amounted to 88.2%, 0.5 percentage points more. In October, also without counting Transavia, its offer grew 1.3%, with 7.6 million travelers (+ 0.5%) and an occupancy factor of 87.6%, 0.6 percentage points more.


The ‘low cost’ Transavia contributed to the growth of the group with more than 14.84 million travelers, 5.6% more than in the first ten months of 2018. The airline registered 8% more demand and 8% more of offer, being the occupancy level of 92.4%, the same as the previous year.

In October, Transavia registered a 3.4% drop in the number of travelers, up to 1.52 million, with a 1.6% decrease in demand and 1.2% in supply, with an occupancy factor 92%, 0.3 percentage points less.

On its side, KLM transported 29.57 million passengers, which is 2.7% more, with a 1.2% higher offer and a 1.4% increase in traffic. The occupation factor reached 89.6%, 0.1 percentage points more. In October, the Dutch company increased its travelers by 3.6%, to 3.13 million, with a 2.4% higher offer and a 3% increase in traffic. The occupation factor was 89.3%, 0.5 percentage points more.

On the other hand, the freight business of the Franco-Dutch group registered a decrease of 1.9% in demand, in the first ten months, although capacity increased by 1.4%. The occupation factor stood at 57.6%, 1.9 percentage points less. In October, demand fell 7.2% and supply grew 0.6%, with an occupancy rate of 58.5% (4.9 percentage points less).


By region, on the routes to and from Latin America increased its passengers by 6.7%, to exceed 3.03 million, with an offer that grew 7.1% and 5.8% more demand. Regarding the occupation factor, it stood at 89.4%, 1.1 percentage points less than in 2018.

In North America, passengers increased by 6%, to 7.45 million, with 5.4% more supply and a 5.6% increase in demand from January to October. The occupancy factor was 89.4%, 0.2 percentage points more.

In the Asia-Pacific region, it exceeded 5.53 million passengers, 3.2% more than the same period last year, after increasing supply 2.8% and demand 2.8%. The occupation factor stood at 90.8%, the same level as last year.

In the Caribbean and Indian Ocean, unlike the rest, the number of passengers fell 0.4% to 3.09 million, with a 0.4% decrease in demand and 2.1% in supply . The occupation factor was 89.4%, 1.5 percentage points more.

Meanwhile, in the Middle East and Africa, passenger traffic decreased by 2.2%, to 4.54 million, with a 3% lower offer and a traffic drop of 1.9%. The occupation factor stood at 84.5%, 0.9 percentage points more.