KLM and Transavia recorded growth of 4.6% and 6%, respectively
The air group Air France-KLM, which includes the airlines Air France, KLM, HOP! and Transavia, transported a total of 76.9 million passengers until September, 2.6% more than in the first nine months of 2017, according to data published today by the company.
The group’s offer increased by 2.2%, while demand increased by 3.2%, with an occupancy factor of 88.3%, which represented an increase of 0.8 percentage points.
Last month, the air group added 9.14 million passengers, which represents an improvement of 2.7% compared to the same month of 2017 after recording an increase of 3.3% of traffic for a 3% increase in its offer. The load factor was 88.6%, 0.2 percentage points more than a year earlier.
Specifically, Air France and HOP! they moved to 38.7 million passengers in the first nine months (+ 0.2%), with a 0.7% higher offer, and a demand that increased by 1.5%. The load factor rose to 86.6%, 0.7 percentage points higher. In September, they increased their passengers by 1.2%, with 2.8% more capacity and a 3.2% increase in demand. The load factor was 86.6% (+0.4 percentage points) that month.
Regarding the routes, they registered an increase of 1.8% of passengers in the short and medium radius, where the offer rose by 0.3%; compared to the 2.2% increase in the long radio with a 2.1% higher offer.
Excluding Transavia, the air group registered a total of 64.5 million passengers in the first nine months of the year (+ 1.9%), with a 1.7% higher offer, and a demand that increased by 2%. , 6%. The load factor was 87.8%, 0.7 percentage points higher. In September, also without counting Transavia, its offer grew by 2.5% with 7.4 million passengers (+ 1.8%) and an invariable 87.9% occupancy.
TRANSAVIA AND KLM TIRAN OF TRAFFIC
The ‘low cost’ Transavia contributed to the growth of the group with more than 12.4 million passengers, 6% more than in the first nine months of 2017. The airline registered 8.9% more demand and 6.8% % more offer, with the occupancy level of 92.3%, 1.8 percentage points more than in the previous year.
In September, Transavia increased its passengers by 7.1%, with an increase of 9.1% in demand and 7.4% in the offer, with an occupancy factor of 93.4%, 1.5 percentage points. plus.
On the other hand, KLM transported 25.7 million passengers, representing an additional 4.6%, with a 4.1% higher offer and an increase of 3.3% in traffic. The load factor reached 89.5%, 0.6 percentage points more. In September, the Dutch increased its passengers by 2.8%, with a 2% higher offer and an increase of 1.5% in traffic. The load factor was 89.7%, 0.4 percentage points less.
GROW IN ALL MARKETS EXCEPT AFRICA
By region, on the routes to and from Latin America, its passengers increased by 8.4%, to over 2.5 million, as well as supply and demand grew by 7.9%. Regarding the load factor, it stood at 90.8%, 0.4 percentage points more than in 2017.
In North America, passengers increased by 2.9% (6.31 million), with a 2.9% increase in supply and a 2.3% increase in demand from January to September. The load factor was 89.2%, 0.5 percentage points more.
In Asia and the Pacific, it surpassed 4.8 million passengers, 2.8% more than the same period of the previous year, after increasing supply by 1.9% and demand by 2.4%. The load factor stood at 90.8%, 0.4 percentage points higher.
In the Caribbean and Indian Ocean, the number of passengers increased by 0.5% to 2.8 million, with an increase of 0.9% in demand and a similar offer. The load factor was 88.2%, 0.8 percentage points higher.
In the Middle East and Africa, unlike the rest, passenger traffic fell by 1.8% (4.25 million), with a 0.6% lower offer and a 1.4% drop in traffic. The load factor stood at 83.6%, 0.7 percentage points higher.
On the other hand, the cargo business of the Franco-Dutch group registered an increase of 0.3% in demand, in the first nine months, after cutting its capacity by 0.1%. The load factor stood at 59% (+0.2 pp). In September, demand increased by 1.5% and supply was cut by 0.2%, with occupancy of 60.1% (+1 pp).