Finnair Traffic Performance in May 2019

Finnair Plc                  Investor News        7 June 2019 at 9:00 am

In May, total passenger load factor slightly above last year

In May, Finnair carried 1,295,300 passengers, 13.0% more than in the corresponding period of 2018. The overall capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres (ASK) increased in May by 14.3%. Finnair's traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPKs) increased by 14.7%, and the Passenger Load Factor (PLF) increased year-on-year by 0.3% points to 79.8%.  

Finnair’s long-haul capacity increased year-on-year with three new A350 aircraft that entered the service in December 2018, in February 2019 and in April 2019. The ASK growth in Asian traffic was 13.1%, mainly due to the extended frequencies to Hong Kong, Osaka, Nanjing and Tokyo. The North American capacity increased by 36.7% following the opening of the new Los Angeles route in March and extended frequencies to San Francisco compared to previous year.  

In European traffic the ASKs were up by 12.5%. The growth derived from one new narrow-body aircraft year-on-year, additional seating capacity in some of the existing narrow-body aircraft and on average longer routes. The added capacity was directed added frequencies to St Petersburg, London, Barcelona and Moscow and new destinations such as Lisbon and Hannover. Capacity in domestic traffic increased by 0.8%.

RPKs increased in Asian traffic by 10.1%, in North American traffic by 38.1%, in European traffic by 16.4% and in domestic traffic by 3.8%. The PLF was 78.9% in Asian traffic, 85.4% in North American traffic, 80.7% in European traffic and 64.8% in domestic traffic.

Passenger numbers increased in Asian traffic by 9.9%, in North American traffic by 30.9%, in European traffic by 15.2% and in domestic traffic by 3.5%.

Available scheduled cargo tonne kilometres increased by 20.5% year-on-year. Revenue scheduled cargo tonne kilometres increased by 16.8% mostly driven by the positive cargo market development in Norway and United States.

In May 82.8% of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (88.0%). 

Traffic statistics for June 2019 will be published on Friday 5 July 2019.

Finnair Traffic Performance May
Month % Change YTD % Change
Total traffic
Passengers 1.000 1 295.3  13.0  5 670.5  8.4 
Available seat kilometres mill 4 181.2  14.3  18 774.6  13.1 
Revenue passenger kilometres mill 3 335.4  14.7  14 884.9  9.2 
Passenger load factor % 79.8  0.3p  79.3  -2.8p 
Cargo tonnes total 15 350.6  12.8  67 167.0  18.0 
Available tonne kilometres mill 613.5  13.7  2 756.3  12.3 
Revenue tonne-kilometres mill 395.8  14.7  1 757.8  11.2 
Asia            
Passengers 1.000 Asia 216.0  9.9  1 017.3  3.6 
Available seat kilometres mill Asia 2 066.5  13.1  9 425.0  9.9 
Revenue passenger kilometres mill Asia 1 630.8  10.1  7 711.6  3.6 
Passenger load factor % Asia 78.9  -2.1p  81.8  -4.9p 
           
Europe            
Passengers 1.000 Europe 851.7  15.2  3 396.1  12.5 
Available seat kilometres mill Europe 1 580.1  12.5  6 879.2  16.5 
Revenue passenger kilometres mill Europe 1 274.8  16.4  5 327.0  15.4 
Passenger load factor % Europe 80.7  2.7p  77.4  -0.8p 
           
North Atlantic            
Passengers 1.000 North Atlantic 45.8  30.9  163.4  25.7 
Available seat kilometres mill North Atlantic 404.5  36.7  1 511.8  28.0 
Revenue passenger kilometres mill North Atlantic 345.5  38.1  1 243.8  28.4 
Passenger load factor % North Atlantic 85.4  0.9p  82.3  0.3p 
           
Domestic            
Passengers 1.000 Domestic 181.7  3.5  1 093.7  -0.7 
Available seat kilometres mill Domestic 130.1  0.8  958.6  2.2 
Revenue passenger kilometres mill Domestic 84.3  3.8  602.6  -0.7 
Passenger load factor % Domestic 64.8  1.9p  62.9  -1.8p 
           
Cargo Traffic            
Europe tonnes 2 981.2  56.2  13 132.4  73.4 
North Atlantic tonnes 1 470.9  55.5  4 714.9  43.3 
Asia tonnes 10 843.5  10.7  49 061.2  15.5 
Domestic tonnes 55.1  8.2  258.4  8.5 
Cargo scheduled traffic total tonnes 15 350.6  20.9  67 167.0  25.4 
Cargo flights. tonnes** 0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0 
Cargo Traffic tonnes total 15 350.6  12.8  67 167.0  18.0 
Available tonne kilometres* mill 177.0  19.0  743.1  18.2 
Revenue tonne kilometres mill 97.3  14.7  425.9  18.3 
Available sched.cargo tonne kms*. mill. 177.0  20.5  743.1  19.6 
Revenue sched.cargo tonne kms. mill. 97.3  16.8  425.9  20.1 
Cargo load factor* % 54.9  -2.1p  57.3  0.1p 
- North-Atlantic cargo load factor* % 55.4  11.8p  55.1  7.2p 
- Asia cargo load factor* % 58.5  -5.5p  62.7  -1.7p 
Scheduled traffic Cargo load factor*. % 54.9  -1.8p  57.3  0.2p 

* Operational calculatory capacity

** Including purchased traffic

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