Finnair Traffic Performance in October 2017

Finnair Plc               Investor News             7 November 2017 at 09:00 am

Revenue Passenger Kilometres increased by a fifth

In October, Finnair's overall capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres increased by 16.8 per cent year on year, and traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres grew by 19.9 per cent. The number of passengers carried in October was 1.06 million, corresponding to an increase of 13.2 per cent year-on-year. The passenger load factor increased by 2.1 percentage points to 82.0 per cent.

The capacity in Finnair’s largest traffic area, Asia, increased by 24.2 per cent in October and traffic grew by 27.2 per cent. The passenger load factor increased by 2.0 percentage points to 83.4 per cent. The selection of routes was otherwise unchanged year-on-year, but flights to Fukuoka were operated until the end of October and there were more frequencies to Bangkok, Tokyo and Hong Kong in particular.

In North Atlantic traffic, the operation of Chicago route continued until the end of October and capacity increased consequently by 33.1 per cent. In addition, the Miami route, operated also in the comparison period, replaced San Francisco route at the beginning of October. Traffic increased by 38.4 per cent and the passenger load factor rose by 3.2 percentage points to 82.5 per cent.

Finnair’s capacity in European traffic increased by 6.6 per cent reflecting added capacity especially to Berlin, Copenhagen and Moscow as well as four new A321 narrow-body aircraft. Traffic measured in RPK grew by 9.6 per cent year-on-year. The passenger load factor increased by 2.3 percentage points to 81.6 per cent. Domestic capacity increased by 6.5 per cent and traffic by 2.9 per cent. The passenger load factor decreased by 2.4 percentage points to 66.5 per cent.

Available Scheduled Cargo Tonne Kilometres increased by 19.8 per cent and Revenue Scheduled Cargo Tonne Kilometres increased by 16.8 per cent. The strongest growth markets year-on-year were again Japan, Germany, Sweden, Hong Kong and the main Chinese destinations. Fin nair’s total cargo capacity also included three weekly freighter flights between Helsinki and Brussels, operated by DHL as well as cargo space rented on Japan Airlines’ daily flights between Tokyo and Helsinki.

In October, 82.9 per cent of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (88.8).

Traffic statistics for November 2017 will be published on Friday, 8 December 2017.  

Finnair Traffic Performance October 2017

October 2017   %-Change Year-to date 2017 %-Change
Total Traffic
Passengers   1000 1 055,2 13,2 10 003,7 8,7
Available   seat kilometres mill 3 385,7 16,8 30 701,0 7,3
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 2 777,3 19,9 25 809,3 12,4
Passenger   load factor % 82,0 2,1 84,1 3,8
Cargo   tonnes total 15 378,3 15,1 131 521,5 6,8
Available   tonne kilometres mill 510,0 17,7 4 588,8 8,5
Revenue   tonne-kilometres mill 344,5 18,9 3 118,8 11,4
Overall   load factor % 67,5 0,7 68,0 1,8
Europe
Passengers   1000 664,7 11,6 6 276,3 9,6
Available   seat kilometres mill 1 282,9 6,6 12 050,2 6,9
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 1 046,3 9,6 9 782,2 9,6
Passenger   load factor % 81,6 2,3 81,2 2,0
North Atlantic
Passengers   1000 29,8 38,6 270,9 5,8
Available   seat kilometres mill 256,8 33,1 2 310,8 0,7
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 211,8 38,4 1 953,0 6,1
Passenger   load factor % 82,5 3,2 84,5 4,4
Asia
Passengers   1000 190,3 27,0 1 747,9 16,2
Available   seat kilometres mill 1 724,5 24,2 15 040,3 8,9
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 1 438,3 27,2 13 196,6 16,4
Passenger   load factor % 83,4 2,0 87,7 5,6
Domestic
Passengers   1000 170,3 2,8 1 708,4 -0,1
Available   seat kilometres mill 121,5 6,5 1 299,7 5,0
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 80,8 2,9 877,4 2,5
Passenger   load factor % 66,5 -2,4 67,5 -1,6
Cargo Traffic
Cargo   scheduled traffic total tonnes 13 727,7 13,4 115 462,8 6,2
Europe   tonnes 2 478,2 2,4 21 753,3 0,1
North   Atlantic tonnes 881,1 30,2 7 899,9 1,3
Asia   tonnes 10 306,3 16,2 84 987,0 9,2
Domestic   tonnes 61,9 -54,7 822,5 -42,9
Cargo   flights, tonnes** 1 650,7 31,6 16 057,8 11,5
Cargo   tonnes total 15 378,3 15,1 131 520,6 6,8
Available   tonne kilometres* mill 142,5 18,1 1 235,3 4,9
Revenue   tonne kilometres mill 95,9 16,1 809,6 8,6
Available   sched.cargo tonne kms*, mill. 134,7 19,8 1 153,7 5,3
Revenue   sched.cargo tonne kms, mill. 87,8 16,8 728,3 8,5
Cargo load   factor* % 67,3 -1,2 65,5 3,0
-   North-Atlantic cargo load factor* % 49,3 0,5 49,8 3,8
- Asia   cargo load factor* % 72,8 -1,9 70,7 4,4
Scheduled   traffic Cargo load factor*, %   65,2 -1,7 63,1 1,9

* 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

FINNAIR PLC

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Finnair is a network airline specialising in passenger and cargo traffic between Asia and Europe. Helsinki’s geographical location gives Finnair a competitive advantage, since the fastest connections between many European destinations and Asian megacities fly over Finland. Finnair’s vision is to offer its passengers a unique Nordic experience, and its mission is to offer the smoothest, fastest connections in the northern hemisphere via Helsinki and the best network to the world from its home markets. Finnair is the only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking and a member of the one world alliance. In 2016, Finnair’s revenues amounted to EUR 2,317 million and it carried almost 11 million passengers. Finnair Plc’s shares are quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki.

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