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KLM traffic and transport figures for April 2017 Further growth in passenger numbers



Following a positive first quarter, traffic figures in April 2017 continued to show increased growth in passenger numbers. This was further helped by the Spring Holiday. In April, KLM welcomed 10.2% more passengers year-on-year and achieved an increased load factor at a record 89.5%, according to KLM.

Flights to South America and Africa showed the greatest growth. Thanks to the holiday period, European destinations – mostly notably Germany and Italy – also showed an increase in passenger numbers. Transavia is doing well and managed to profit from its added capacity in the Netherlands.

“Excellent growth in passenger numbers as a result of more production and a higher load factor. It emphasises the positive effects of our network strategy and new destinations for our customers.„ Pieter Elbers, CEO KLM.


Freight carried by KLM Cargo decreased by 2.6% in April 2016. The decrease, combined with an increase in available capacity, resulted in a 1.8% drop in cargo load factor.



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