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Finnair: Number of passengers grew 6 percent

Finnair: Number of passengers grew 6 percent

Finnair announces traffic performance for September 2016

In September, Finnair’s overall capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometers grew by 8.5 percent and traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometers grew by 7.2 percent year‐on‐year.

The passenger load factor declined by 0.9 percentage points year-on-year to 80.7 percent.


The capacity in Finnair’s largest traffic area, Asia, grew by 12.4 percent in September, boosted in particular by the Fukuoka and Guangzhou routes launched for the summer season and the additional capacity introduced by the A350s, and traffic grew by 9.4 per cent. Capacity in American traffic increased by 24.3 percent, mainly due to increased Chicago frequencies, and traffic measured in RPK increased by 9.1 percent.

The capacity in European traffic grew by 2.3 percent, and traffic measured in RPK increased by 4.4 percent year‐on‐year. The capacity in domestic traffic contracted by 1.3 percent, and traffic increased by 5.7 percent year‐on‐year.

According to preliminary data, Finnair’s unit revenue, or RASK (total Group revenue divided by ASK), declined in July–September by 5.1 percent year‐on‐year and totaled 7.04 euro cents.

“In our European and domestic traffic, load factor increased and unit revenue improved slightly year-on-year. The strong capacity growth continued in Finnair’s long-haul traffic in the third quarter, while passenger volume growth was more moderate. Average load factor and unit revenue declined year-on-year. Particularly in traffic between China and Europe, there was marked growth in market capacity. In Cargo traffic, unit revenues declined, but strong volume growth balanced this partially,” says Finnair CFO Pekka Vähähyyppä.

In September, the cargo capacity in scheduled traffic measured in Available Tonne Kilomets ergrew by 4.8 percent, and Revenue Ton Kilometers increased by 24.5 percent year on year. In addition, Finnair’s total freight capacity included two weekly freighter flights between Helsinki and Brussels and two weekly freighter flights shared with IAG between Helsinki and London, both operated by DHL, the latter being replaced by a regular A350 connection five times a week in the first week of October.



In September, 90.9 percent of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (92.5).

Traffic statistics for October 2016 will be published on Tuesday, 8 November 2016.

Finnair Traffic Performance September 2016

September 2016 %-Change Year-to-date 2016 %-Change

Total Traffic

Passengers 1000 971,9 6,0 8 267,2 6,5
Available seat kilometers mill 2 941,5 8,5 25 719,9 7,5
Revenue passenger kilometers mill 2 374,3 7,2 20 645,0 6,4
Passenger load factor % 80,7 -0,9 p 80,3 -0,8 p
Cargo tons total 13 422,8 22,7 109 815,8 15,1
Available ton kilometers mill 437,5 11,1 3 794,5 8,9
Revenue ton-kilometers mill 294,3 11,3 2 510,0 8,5
Overall load factor % 67,3 0,1 p 66,1 -0,2 p

Europe

Passengers 1000 607,0 5,5 5 133,6 5,2
Available seat kilometers mill 1 143,8 2,3 10 069,0 3,0
Revenue passenger kilometers mill 909,2 4,4 7 972,1 3,4
Passenger load factor % 79,5 1,6 p 79,2 0,3 p

North Atlantic

Passengers 1000 27,2 4,3 234,5 16,3
Available seat kilometers mill 261,4 24,3 2 102,9 27,8
Revenue passenger kilometers mill 191,4 9,1 1 687,2 21,1
Passenger load factor % 73,2 -10,2 p 80,2 -4,4 p

Asia

Passengers 1000 157,8 9,5 1 353,8 5,9
Available seat kilometers mill 1 407,1 12,4 12 423,7 8,4
Revenue passenger kilometers mill 1 187,8 9,4 10 208,5 6,4
Passenger load factor % 84,4 -2,3 p 82,2 -1,5 p

Domestic

Passengers 1000 179,9 5,0 1 545,2 10,3
Available seat kilometers mill 129,2 -1,3 1 124,3 8,6
Revenue passenger kilometers mill 85,9 5,7 777,2 9,9
Passenger load factor % 66,4 4,4 p 69,1 0,8 p

Cargo Traffic

Cargo scheduled traffic total tons 11 972,1 24,8 96 667,6 15,8
Europe tons 2 350,6 33,8 19 317,2 25,6
North Atlantic tons 970,0 36,3 7 125,1 20,1
Asia tons 8 498,7 22,1 68 921,4 13,2
Domestic tons 152,8 -8,8 1 303,9 4,2
Cargo flights, tons 1 450,7 8,2 13 148,2 10,1
Cargo tons total 13 422,8 22,7 109 815,8 15,1
Available ton kilometers mill 124,3 4,5 1111,7 6,7
Revenue ton kilometers mill 81,8 23,2 662,9 14,8
Available sched.cargo ton kms, mill. 116,4 4,8 1039,9 6,9
Revenue sched.cargo ton kms, mill. 74,4 24,5 596,1 15,1
Cargo load factor* % 65,8 10,0 p 59,6 4,2 p
– North-Atlantic cargo load factor* % 45,6 7,8 p 40,6 1,1 p
– Asia cargo load factor* % 70,1 11,6 p 62,4 5,1 p
Scheduled traffic Cargo load factor*, % 63,9 10,1 p 57,3 4,1 p

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