Finnair Traffic Performance in August 2015

Finnair Plc. Stock Exchange Release 7 September 2015 at 09:00 EET

Number of passengers grew by 8.7 per cent year‐on‐year

In August, Finnair's overall capacity measured in Available Passenger Kilometres grew by 1.6 per cent and traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres grew by 3.3 per cent year‐on‐year. The passenger load factor increased by 1.5%-points to 86.3 per cent.

The capacity in Asian traffic decreased by 6.5 per cent and the traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres decreased by 4.0 per cent year‐on‐year. The capacity decrease reflects comfort-improving cabin configuration changes made across the wide-body fleet last winter, and the discontinuation of the seasonal Hanoi route in June 2015, whereas it was operated until September last year. At the same time, the opening of the seasonal Chicago route in June shows as pronounced growth in American traffic.

The capacity in European traffic grew by 5.4 per cent and traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres grew by 7.7 per cent year‐on‐year. The growth reflects, among other things, the change of certain European charter flights into scheduled traffic and new summer season routes. At the same time, the growth in domestic traffic is attributed to the transfer of the flights previously operated at Norra’s own commercial risk to Finnair’s purchased traffic.

In August, the cargo capacity in scheduled traffic, measured in Available Tonne Kilometres grew by 6.6 per cent and Revenue Tonne Kilometres increased by 5.1 per cent year-on-year. The cargo load factor in scheduled traffic was 55.0 per cent. The overall cargo figures reflect a structural change from the comparison period, as Finnair withdrew from the use of leased NGA freighter aircraft capacity in Asian traffic. In August, the cargo traffic consisted almost entirely of belly cargo on scheduled flights.

In August, 91.9 per cent of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (87.1).

Traffic statistics for September are published on Wednesday, 7 October 2015.

Finnair Traffic Performance August 2015

August 2015 %-Change Year-to   date 2015 %-Change
Total Traffic
Passengers   1000 960.0 8.7 6,845.2 5.1
Available   seat kilometres mill 2,833.0 1.6 21,208.9 1.7
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 2,445.2 3.3 17,185.6 1.6
Passenger   load factor % 86.3 1.5 p 81.0 -0.1 p
Cargo   tonnes total 11,398.5 -10.3 84,453.5 -15.3
Available   tonne kilometres mill 411.7 -1.6 3,091.9 -1.8
Revenue   tonne-kilometres mill 290.4 -0.5 2,048.5 -3.5
Overall   load factor % 70.5 0.8 p 66.3 -1.2 p
Europe
Passengers   1000 619.8 8.8 4,305.6 5.7
Available   seat kilometres mill 1,201.6 5.4 8,660.4 5.3
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 955.6 7.7 6,837.1 4.0
Passenger   load factor % 79.5 1.7 p 78.9 -0.9 p
North Atlantic
Passengers   1000 30.1 27.4 175.5 11.8
Available   seat kilometres mill 225.2 31.0 1,434.6 15.8
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 202.8 29.7 1,217.3 12.6
Passenger   load factor % 90.0 -0.9 p 84.8 -2.4 p
Asia
Passengers   1000 162.2 -4.2 1,134.8 -1.6
Available   seat kilometres mill 1,300.1 -6.5 10,209.9 -2.9
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 1,217.2 -4.0 8,505.2 -1.9
Passenger   load factor % 93.6 2.5 p 83.3 0.8 p
Domestic
Passengers   1000 147.9 23.0 1,229.4 8.5
Available   seat kilometres mill 106.1 21.0 903.9 4.1
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 69.6 24.8 626.0 7.8
Passenger   load factor % 65.6 2.0 p 69.3 2.4 p
Cargo Traffic
Cargo   scheduled traffic total tonnes 9,984.3 2.0 73,851.5 -2.7
Europe   tonnes 1,615.2 -14.6 13,622.8 -13.6
North   Atlantic tonnes 720.2 25.2 5,220.7 2.1
Asia   tonnes 7,516.6 4.6 53,924.2 0.2
Domestic   tonnes 132.4 -1.0 1,083.8 -7.1
Cargo   flights, tonnes** 1,414.2 -51.5 10,602.0 -55.5
Cargo   tonnes total 11,398.5 -10.3 84,453.5 -15.3
Available   tonne kilometres* mill 123.5 -7.7 922.7 -4.9
Revenue   tonne kilometres mill 71.5 -10.5 510.9 -16.1
Available   sched.cargo tonne kms*, mill. 116.0 6.6 862.1 10.5
Revenue   sched.cargo tonne kms, mill. 63.9 5.1 458.3 -0.8
Cargo load   factor* % 57.9 -1.8 p 55.4 -7.4 p
-   North-Atlantic cargo load factor* % 35.5 0.0 p 39.8 -14.3 p
- Asia   cargo load factor* % 60.9 0.6 p 57.1 -4.2 p
Scheduled traffic Cargo load factor*, % 55.0 -0.8 p 53.2 -6.0 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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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 oneworld alliance. In 2014, Finnair’s revenues amounted to EUR 2,400 million and it had a personnel of almost 4,500 at the year-end. Finnair Plc’s shares are quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki.

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