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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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 scheduled traffic total tonnes||9,984.3||2.0||73,851.5||-2.7|
|North Atlantic tonnes||720.2||25.2||5,220.7||2.1|
|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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