Its subsidiary Transavia increases its passengers by 6.7% in the first two months
Air France-KLM, which includes Air France, KLM, HOP! and Transavia, transported 14.3 million passengers in the first two months of the year, which is 2.7% more than from January to February 2018, reported Friday the Franco-Dutch group, which increased by 2, 9% capacity, while demand grew by 2.5%, with an occupancy factor of 86.3%, a decrease of 0.3 percentage points.
In February, the group increased its passengers by 4.1% with more than 7 million, after applying a 2.6% increase in capacity and posting an increase of 2.8% in traffic. The level of occupation was 87.1%, 0.2 percentage points less.
Separately, Air France transported 7.4 million passengers until February, which represents an increase of 2.8%, after applying a 4% increase in its capacity and raising its demand by 3.4%. The load factor of the group’s parent airline was 84.9%, 0.5 percentage points less.
The ‘low cost’ of the Transavia group, with 1.75 million passengers, registered 6.7% more travelers in the first two months of the year than in the same period of 2018. Excluding this subsidiary, it achieved 12.63 million of passengers until February this year, 2.2% more. From January to February, both supply and demand increased 11.5%. The load factor was 90.9%, without variation.
For its part, KLM raised its passengers by 1.3% until February, with 4.97 million. Of these, 3.25 million corresponded to short and medium-haul flights (+ 2.8%), while in long-haul routes it reduced its passengers by 1.3% (1.72 million). The Dutch airline kept its offer stable and recorded a decrease in demand of 0.3%. The occupation coefficient was 88.6% (-0.2 percentage points).
By segments, Air France and KLM together transported 8.38 million passengers on short and medium-haul routes in the first two months of the year (+ 2.7%) with a 1.7% higher offer, and 4, 25 million passengers on long-haul routes, which is 1.2% more, after raising its capacity by 2.3%.
LATIN AMERICA, THE REGION WHERE IT GROWS
By region, its passengers in Latin America increased by 8.3% (617,000 passengers), with a 9.4% increase in supply and an increase of 7.7% in demand during the two months of the year. The load factor was 90.8%, 1.5 percentage points less. In North America, it increased its passengers by 3.3% (exceeding one million), after increasing its offer by 4.8% and registering an increase of 3.1% in demand, with an occupancy rate of 84.4% (- 1.4 pp).
In the case of Asia, it increased its passengers by 1.2%, exceeding one million passengers, with an increase of 1.4% in demand, and a 1.7% higher offer. The load factor stood at 89.9% (-0.3 pp).
In the Caribbean and Indian Ocean, the number of passengers fell by 3.7%, to 681,000 passengers, with decreases of 3% in the offer and 2.5% in traffic. The percentage stood at 89.6%, 0.5 percentage points more.
In the Middle East and Africa, it reduced its passengers by 1.7% (886,000 people), after registering 1.3% less demand, for a 1% lower offer. The load factor stood at 81.6%, which is 0.3 percentage points less than the previous year.
On the other hand, the freight business of the Franco-Dutch group remained unchanged in the first two months, after increasing its capacity by 1%. The factor of occupation stood at 57.4%, with a cut of 0.6 percentage points. In February, demand increased by 0.8% with 1.5% more capacity.