AIR FRANCE - KLM : May 2013 Traffic

Fri Jun 7, 2013 2:01am EDT

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June 7th 2013

MAY 2013 TRAFFIC

  • Passenger: rise in traffic and load factor 

  • Cargo: capacity reduction and decline in load factor 

Passenger

During May 2013, the passenger business recorded a 4.7% increase in traffic for capacity up by 3.5%, driven by a base effect (1.4% reduction in capacity during May 2012). The load factor stood at 81.7%, up by 0.9 points. The group carried 6.8 million passengers (+3.9%). The group continues to maintain a tight control over capacity which, as announced, should only grow by 1.5% over the year.
Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency was down relative to May 2012, having been negatively impacted by a calendar effect which penalized business traffic.

  • On the Americas network, traffic rose by 4.5% for capacity up by 3.4%, leading to a 0.9 point rise in load factor to a very high level of 87.6%.   

  • The Asia network saw a 5.3% increase in traffic for capacity up by 6.0%, the load factor losing 0.6 points to 81.4%.  

  • On the Africa and Middle East network, traffic rose by 6.7% for capacity up by 8.5%, driven by a significant base effect (capacity reduction of 6.8% in May 2012). The load factor declined by 1.2 points to 74.0%.  

  • The Caribbean and Indian Ocean network posted a 4.7% increase in traffic for capacity up by 4.5%. The load factor remained virtually stable at 81.0% (+0.2 points). 

  • The European network saw traffic up by 3.5% for capacity down by 1.7%, the load factor reaching a very high 78.1%, up by 3.9 points. Within the framework of the medium-haul action plan, capacity on the French domestic network was down by 6.0%. 

Cargo

The cargo business posted a 6.4% decline in traffic for capacity down by 3.5%, the load factor falling by 1.9 points to 62.3%. Unit revenue per available tonne-kilometer (RATK) ex-currency was down versus May 2012.  

Recent developments

   

  • As announced at the time of the launch, a progress review on the Transform 2015 plan is scheduled with the Air France unions during the second half of 2013. While the plan is on track, the turnaround in the medium-haul and cargo activities has been slowed by, notably, the difficult economic environment within Europe. Ahead of this update, a series of working groups are starting to review the initial results and potential measures. This preparatory work will enable discussions to be organized rapidly in the autumn.  

  • As of September 2, Air France will operate three weekly frequencies in Airbus A380s to Shanghai-Pudong airport, thereby becoming the first European airline to serve the Chinese economic capital with its double-decker super jumbo aircraft. The Air France-KLM group is the European leader between China and Europe, operating 93 flights a week linking its Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol hubs to nine destinations in Greater China: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Canton, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen and Taipei. 

  • Within the framework of its commitment to sustainable development, Air France completed the renewal of its 3,650 hold baggage containers on its long-haul aircraft. These new, lighter containers will enable annual savings of 2,500 tons of kerosene and an 8,000-ton reduction in CO2 emissions. For the eighth consecutive year, Dow Jones ranked Air France-KLM the air transport leader and a component of the DJSI index evaluating companies on their sustainability performance.   

Agenda

  • July 5, 2013: June 2013 traffic 

  • July 26, 2013: 2013 first-half results 

  • August 7, 2013: July 2013 traffic 

STATISTICS

Passenger activity (in millions)

May Year to date
Total Group 2013 2012 Variation 2013 2012 Variation
Passengers carried (000s) 6,804 6,550 3.9% 30,770 30,529 0.8%
Revenue pax-kilometers (RPK) 18,976 18,119 4.7% 89,812 88,138 1.9%
Available seat-kilometers (ASK) 23,227 22,436 3.5% 109,334 107,787 1.4%
Load factor (%) 81.7% 80.8% 0.9 82.1% 81.8% 0.4
Europe (including France)
Passengers carried (000s) 4,814 4,646 3.6% 21,138 20,961 0.8%
Revenue pax-kilometers (RPK) 4,024 3,890 3.5% 17,214 17,058 0.9%
Available seat-kilometers (ASK) 5,151 5,240 (1.7%) 23,462 23,645 (0.8%)
Load factor (%) 78.1% 74.2% 3.9 73.4% 72.1% 1.2
Americas
Passengers carried (000s) 853 823 3.6% 3,705 3,697 0.2%
Revenue pax-kilometers (RPK) 6,613 6,326 4.5% 29,130 28,748 1.3%
Available seat-kilometers (ASK) 7,549 7,299 3.4% 33,448 33,072 1.1%
Load factor (%) 87.6% 86.7% 0.9 87.1% 86.9% 0.2
Asia / Pacific
Passengers carried (000s) 498 476 4.6% 2,428 2,362 2.8%
Revenue pax-kilometers (RPK) 4,396 4,177 5.3% 21,463 20,321 5.6%
Available seat-kilometers (ASK) 5,402 5,098 6.0% 25,422 23,986 6.0%
Load factor (%) 81.4% 81.9% (0.6) 84.4% 84.7% (0.3)
Africa / Middle East
Passengers carried (000s) 399 378 5.7% 2,066 2,057 0.5%
Revenue pax-kilometers,(RPK) 2,201 2,063 6.7% 11,600 11,419 1.6%
Available seat-kilometers,(ASK) 2,975 2,742 8.5% 14,851 14,544 2.1%
Load factor (%) 74.0% 75.2% (1.2) 78.1% 78.5% (0.4)
Caribbean / Indian,Ocean
Passengers carried (000s) 240 228 5.5% 1,433 1,453 (1.4%)
Revenue pax-kilometers (RPK) 1,743 1,665 4.7% 10,404 10,592 (1.8%)
Available seat-kilometers (ASK) 2,151 2,059 4.5% 12,151 12,540 (3.1%)
Load factor (%) 81.0% 80.9% 0.2 85.6% 84.5% 1.2

Cargo activity (in millions)         

May Year to date
Total Group 2013 2012 Variation 2013 2012 Variation
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 842 899 (6.4%) 4,095 4,372 (6.3%)
Available tonne-km (ATK) 1,352 1,400 (3.5%) 6,485 6,767 (4.2%)
Load factor (%) 62.3% 64.2% (1.9) 63.1% 64.6% (1.5)
Europe (including France)
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 6 6 (3.2%) 28 28 (1.5%)
Available tonne-km (ATK) 47 47 0.5% 215 216 (0.1%)
Load factor (%) 12.3% 12.7% (0.5) 13.0% 13.2% (0.2)
Americas
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 345 344 0.4% 1,693 1,705 (0.7%)
Available tonne-km (ATK) 571 554 3.0% 2,650 2,635 0.6%
Load factor (%) 60.5% 62.1% (1.6) 63.9% 64.7% (0.9)
Asia / Pacific
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 324 373 (13.2%) 1,532 1,763 (13.1%)
Available tonne-km (ATK) 426 483 (11.8%) 2,016 2,277 (11.5%)
Load factor (%) 76.0% 77.2% (1.2) 76.0% 77.4% (1.4)
Africa / Middle East
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 134 134 (0.1%) 664 677 (1.9%)
Available tonne-km (ATK) 226 224 1.0% 1,139 1,143 (0.3%)
Load factor (%) 59.4% 60.1% (0.7) 58.3% 59.2% (1.0)
Caribbean / Indian Ocean
Revenue tonne-km (RTK) 33 42 (21.9%) 178 198 (9.9%)
Available tonne-km (ATK) 82 93 (11.8%) 465 496 (6.3%)
Load factor (%) 39.8% 44.9% (5.1) 38.3% 39.8% (1.5)



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