Finnair Traffic Performance in May 2016

Finnair Plc         Stock Exchange Release         8 June 2016 at 09:00 am EET

Number of passengers grew 6.6% year‐on‐year

In May, Finnair's overall capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres grew by 12.5 per cent and traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres grew by 9.4 per cent year‐on‐year. The passenger load factor declined by 2.1%-points to 72.9 per cent

The capacity in Asian traffic grew by 12.1 per cent in April, boosted in particular by the Fukuoka and Guangzhou routes opened during the month, while traffic grew by 6.2 per cent. Meanwhile, capacity in American traffic increased by as much as 116.7 per cent due to the Miami and Chicago routes being operated this year, and traffic measured in RPK by 83.7 per cent. The load factors in long haul traffic declined due to strong capacity increase from new routes. New routes typically have low load factors in the beginning of the traffic season. 

The capacity in European traffic grew by 3.2 per cent, and traffic increased by 4.4 per cent year‐on‐year. At the same time, the capacity in domestic traffic grew by 3.8 per cent and traffic by 6.0 per cent year‐on‐year.

In May, the cargo capacity in scheduled traffic measured in Available Tonne Kilometres grew by 13.8 per cent, and Revenue Tonne Kilometres increased by 21.3 per cent year on year. In addition, Finnair’s total freight capacity includes two weekly freighter flights between Helsinki and Brussels and two weekly freighter flights shared with IAG between Helsinki and London, both operated by DHL.

In May, 91.9 per cent of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (91.0).

Traffic statistics for June 2016 will be published on Friday, 8 July 2016.

Finnair Traffic Performance May 2016

May 2016   %-Change Year-to   date 2016 %-Change
Total Traffic
Passengers   1000 923.1 6.6 4,271.4 7.9
Available   seat kilometres mill 2,976.2 12.5 13,677.6 6.3
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 2,169.3 9.4 10,507.1 5.7
Passenger   load factor % 72.9 -2.1,p 76.8 -0.5,p
Cargo   tonnes total 12,441.6 20.8 58,143.4 14.1
Available   tonne kilometres mill 442.5 15.1 2,012.3 6.8
Revenue   tonne-kilometres mill 267.8 12.2 1,289.2 8.1
Overall   load factor % 60.5 -1.6,p 64.1 0.7,p
Europe
Passengers   1000 593.9 5.7 2,505.9 5.3
Available   seat kilometres mill 1,180.8 3.2 5,215.3 3.4
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 896.8 4.4 3,914.1 2.9
Passenger   load factor % 75.9 0.9,p 75.0 -0.3,p
North Atlantic
Passengers   1000 26.0 71.2 111.6 21.9
Available   seat kilometres mill 251.9 116.7 1,047.6 28.9
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 184.8 83.7 814.9 25.0
Passenger   load factor % 73.4 -13.2,p 77.8 -2.4,p
Asia
Passengers   1000 134.4 5.5 698.2 3.3
Available   seat kilometres mill 1,421.2 12.1 6,690.4 4.7
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 1,010.7 6.2 5,277.5 4.2
Passenger   load factor % 71.1 -4.0,p 78.9 -0.4,p
Domestic
Passengers   1000 168.9 4.7 955.8 17.7
Available   seat kilometres mill 122.3 3.8 724.3 17.7
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 77.1 6.0 500.7 17.1
Passenger   load factor % 63.0 1.3,p 69.1 -0.3,p
Cargo Traffic
Cargo   scheduled traffic total tonnes 11,036.5 21.7 50,651.6 13.9
Europe   tonnes 2,379.0 33.3 10,083.8 17.5
North   Atlantic tonnes 836.9 67.4 3,555.8 12.5
Asia   tonnes 7,672.4 15.5 36,251.2 13.3
Domestic   tonnes 148.2 9.3 760.7 8.4
Cargo   flights, tonnes** 1,405.1 13.7 7,491.8 15.0
Cargo   tonnes total 12,441.6 20.8 58,143.4 14.1
Available   tonne kilometres* mill 130.0 13.5 597.6 6.6
Revenue   tonne kilometres mill 73.8 20.4 349.4 15.3
Available   sched.cargo tonne kms*, mill. 121.8 13.8 557.8 6.8
Revenue   sched.cargo tonne kms, mill. 67.4 21.3 311.4 14.4
Cargo load   factor* % 56.8 3.2,p 58.5 4.4,p
-   North-Atlantic cargo load factor* % 40.0 -4.1,p 42.0 -0.5,p
- Asia   cargo load factor* % 59.8 4.9,p 60.0 4.9,p
Scheduled traffic Cargo load factor*, %   55.3 3.5,p 55.8 3.7,p

* Operational calculatory capacity

** Including purchased traffic

– Change %: Change compared to the figures of the respective periods in the previous year (p = percentage points)

– Available seat kilometres, ASK: Total number of seats available, multiplied by the number of kilometres flown

– Revenue passenger kilometres, RPK: Number of revenue passengers carried, multiplied by kilometres flown

– Passenger load factor: Share of revenue passenger kilometres of available seat kilometres

– Available tonne kilometres, ATK: Number of tonnes of capacity for carriage of passengers, cargo and mail, multiplied by kilometres flown

– Revenue tonne kilometres, RTK: Total revenue load consisting of passengers, cargo and mail, multiplied by kilometres flown

– Overall load factor: Share of revenue tonne kilometres of available tonne kilometres

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