The FINANCIAL — Following the positive traffic figures over the first six months of 2017, July similarly showed a continued increase in passenger numbers.
KLM welcomed 6.5% more passengers in July against a 2.4% increase in available capacity. This brings the load factor to a record high of 91.7%, an increase of 1.2 percentage points compared to the same month last year. At Transavia, capacity, passenger numbers, and occupancy rates also increased, according to Air France-KLM.
“With these excellent traffic figures in the first half-year of 2017 behind us, July’s figures offer a promising start to the second half-year. We’re well on the way towards our combined goal of forty million passengers for KLM and Transavia in 2017„ – Pieter Elbers – KLM President & CEO.
At KLM Cargo, the 2.3% drop in cargo transport was less strong than the 3.2% decrease in capacity, which increased the cargo load factor by 0.6 percentage point.