The FINANCIAL -- KLM welcomed 0.7% more passengers in July compared to the same month last year.
Following a period of uninterrupted growth, load factor saw a slight drop for the first time in five months to 91.3% (-0.3%pts). The decrease is the result of greater capacity in seat kilometres (+1.6% ASKs) compared to traffic growth in passenger kilometres (+1.2% RPKs). The drop in load factor was most visible to North, Central, and South American destinations.
"The growth in traffic figures continued in July. Passenger numbers were well in excess of three million during this busy holiday month. The fact that we were able to welcome so many passengers on board is a great achievement on the part of the KLM staff, certainly in the face of rising summer temperatures. Pieter Elbers - KLM President & CEO"
KLM Cargo showed positive results in July. Traffic increased by 2.7% against a drop in capacity of 1.4%. The result was an increase in cargo load factor of 2.5%pts to 65%. Transavia welcomed fewer passengers in July than in the same month the previous year. With decreased traffic and capacity, load factor decreased slightly as a result of the earlier suspension of activities in Munich.