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2018-01-09 07:30 CET
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AIR FRANCE - KLM: DECEMBER 2017 TRAFFIC

9th of January 2018

DECEMBER 2017 TRAFFIC

  • Group passenger activity: number of passengers rose by 2.6%, traffic increased by 3.4% (measured in revenue passenger-kilometer) and load factor improved by 0.7pt. Unit revenue ex-currency (measured in available seat-kilometer) up compared to December 2016.

Traffic highlights

Passenger network activity (Air France. KLM. HOP!) Capacity
(ASK. %ch.)
Traffic
(RPK. %ch.)
Load Factor
 
(%)
Change (pts)
Long-haul + 2.6% + 2.9% 87.1% + 0.3
North America + 2.8% + 2.5% 87.9%  - 0.2
Latin America + 7.1% + 8.0% 89.3% + 0.7
Asia + 2.2% + 2.0% 86.6%  - 0.1
Africa / Middle East + 2.7% + 4.5% 84.0% + 1.5
Caribbean / Indian Ocean - 1.6% - 1.4% 87.9% + 0.2
Short and Medium-haul + 2.6% + 3.6% 80.8% + 0.8
Total + 2.6% + 3.1% 85.9% + 0.4
  • 6.6 million passengers, +2.6%
  • Several days of operational disruptions in Amsterdam Schiphol due to heavy snowfall 
  • Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency up compared to December 2016
Transavia activity Capacity
(ASK. %ch.)
Traffic
(RPK. %ch.)
Load Factor
 
(%)
Change (pts)
Total + 3.6% + 8.9% 88.5% + 4.3
  • 0.8 million passengers, +2.8%
  • Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) ex-currency up compared to December 2016
Total group passenger activity (Air France. KLM. HOP!. Transavia) Capacity
(ASK. %ch.)
Traffic
(RPK. %ch.)
Load Factor
 
(%)
Change (pts)
Total + 2.7% + 3.4% 86.1% + 0.7
  • 7.4 million passengers, +2.6 %
Cargo activity Capacity
(ATK. %ch.)
Traffic
(RTK. %ch.)
Load Factor
 (%)
Change (pts)
Total + 5.3% + 2.9% 62.5%  - 1.5
  • Unit revenue per available ton kilometer (RATK) ex-currency clearly up compared to December 2016

Agenda
8th of Feburary 2018: January 2018 traffic
16th of February 2018: Full Year 2017 results
8th March 2018: February 2018 traffic

Investor relations   Press
Marie-Agnès de Peslouan Wouter van Beek  
+33 1 49 89 52 59 +33 1 49 89 52 60 +33 1 41 56 56 00
madepeslouan@airfranceklm.com wouter-van.beek@airfranceklm.com  
Website: www.airfranceklm.com    

STATISTICS

Passenger network activity*

    December     Year to date
Total Passenger network* 2017 2016 Variation   2017 2016 Variation
Passengers carried ('000s) 6,616 6,446 2.6%   83,948 80,163 4.7%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK) 20,186 19,586 3.1%   248,476 238,182 4.3%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK) 23,500 22,907 2.6%   286,190 278,807 2.6%
Load factor (%) 85.9% 85.5% 0.4   86.8% 85.4% 1.4
               
Long-haul              
Passengers carried ('000s) 2,215 2,157 2.7%   26,771 25,751 4.0%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK) 16,589 16,114 2.9%   200,771 193,211 3.9%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK) 19,048 18,568 2.6%   228,402 223,313 2.3%
Load factor (%) 87.1% 86.8% 0.3   87.9% 86.5% 1.4
               
North America              
Passengers carried ('000s) 594 578 2.9%   7,990 7,516 6.3%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK) 4,220 4,118 2.5%   56,933 53,673 6.1%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK) 4,800 4,670 2.8%   64,272 61,586 4.4%
Load factor (%) 87.9% 88.2% (0.2)   88.6% 87.2% 1.4
               
Latin America              
Passengers carried ('000s) 283 262 8.1%   3,170 3,111 1.9%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK) 2,708 2,508 8.0%   30,365 29,868 1.7%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK) 3,033 2,831 7.1%   33,870 34,089 (0.6%)
Load factor (%) 89.3% 88.6% 0.7   89.7% 87.6% 2.0
               
Asia / Pacific              
Passengers carried ('000s) 515 502 2.6%   6,224 6,033 3.2%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK) 4,422 4,335 2.0%   54,610 52,848 3.3%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK) 5,108 5,000 2.2%   60,797 60,317 0.8%
Load factor (%) 86.6% 86.7% (0.1)   89.8% 87.6% 2.2
               
Africa / Middle East              
Passengers carried ('000s) 487 474 2.8%   5,681 5,456 4.1%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK) 2,772 2,654 4.5%   31,784 30,257 5.0%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK) 3,302 3,217 2.7%   38,430 36,899 4.2%
Load factor (%) 84.0% 82.5% 1.5   82.7% 82.0% 0.7
               
Caribbean / Indian.Ocean              
Passengers carried ('000s) 335 342 (1.8%)   3,708 3,634 2.0%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK) 2,466 2,500 (1.4%)   27,078 26,566 1.9%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK) 2,806 2,851 (1.6%)   31,031 30,423 2.0%
Load factor (%) 87.9% 87.7% 0.2   87.3% 87.3% (0.1)
               
Short and Medium-haul              
Passengers carried ('000s) 4,401 4,289 2.6%   57,177 54,412 5.1%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK) 3,597 3,471 3.6%   47,705 44,971 6.1%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK) 4,452 4,338 2.6%   57,788 55,494 4.1%
Load factor (%) 80.8% 80.0% 0.8   82.6% 81.0% 1.5

* Air France, KLM and HOP!

Transavia activity        

    December     Year to date
Transavia 2017 2016 Variation   2017 2016 Variation
Passengers carried ('000s) 802 780 2.8%   14,773 13,280 11.2%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK) 1,463 1,343 8.9%   25,793 22,984 12.2%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK) 1,653 1,595 3.6%   28,456 25,763 10.5%
Load factor (%) 88.5% 84.2% 4.3   90.6% 89.2% 1.4

Total group passenger activity**

    December     Year to date
Total group** 2017 2016 Variation   2017 2016 Variation
Passengers carried ('000s) 7,417 7,226 2.6%   98,722 93,442 5.6%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK) 21,648 20,928 3.4%   274,269 261,166 5.0%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK) 25,153 24,502 2.7%   314,646 304,570 3.3%
Load factor (%) 86.1% 85.4% 0.7   87.2% 85.7% 1.4

** Air France, KLM, HOP! and Transavia

Cargo activity

    December     Year to date
Total Group 2017 2016 Variation   2017 2016 Variation
Revenue tonne-km (m RTK) 756 735 2.9%   8,595 8,441 1.8%
Available tonne-km (m ATK) 1,210 1,149 5.3%   14,352 14,228 0.9%
Load factor (%) 62.5% 64.0% (1.5)   59.9% 59.3% 0.6


Air France and HOP! activity

    December     Year to date
Total Passenger network activity 2017 2016 Variation   2017 2016 Variation
Passengers carried ('000s) 4,107 4,032 1.9%   51,259 49,764 3.0%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK) 11,917 11,591 2.8%   144,989 140,446 3.2%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK) 13,884 13,657 1.7%   169,123 166,742 1.4%
Load factor (%) 85.8% 84.9% 1.0   85.7% 84.2% 1.5

Long-haul              
Passengers carried ('000s) 1,320 1,283 2.9%   15,893 15,382 3.3%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK) 9,681 9,418 2.8%   116,081 112,694 3.0%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK) 11,081 10,887 1.8%   133,239 131,676 1.2%
Load factor (%) 87.4% 86.5% 0.9   87.1% 85.6% 1.5

Short and Medium-haul              
Passengers carried ('000s) 2,787 2,750 1.4%   35,366 34,381 2.9%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK) 2,236 2,174 2.9%   28,908 27,752 4.2%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK) 2,803 2,770 1.2%   35,884 35,066 2.3%
Load factor (%) 79.8% 78.5% 1.3   80.6% 79.1% 1.4

    December     Year to date
Cargo activity 2017 2016 Variation   2017 2016 Variation
Revenue tonne-km (m RTK) 338 329 2.6%   3,753 3,569 5.1%
Available tonne-km (m ATK) 596 560 6.4%   6,972 6,835 2.0%
Load factor (%) 56.6% 58.8% (2.1)   53.8% 52.2% 1.6

KLM activity

    December     Year to date
Total Passenger network activity 2017 2016 Variation   2017 2016 Variation
Passengers carried ('000s) 2,509 2,414 3.9%   32,689 30,399 7.5%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK) 8,269 7,994 3.4%   103,487 97,736 5.9%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK) 9,616 9,250 4.0%   117,066 112,065 4.5%
Load factor (%) 86.0% 86.4% (0.4)   88.4% 87.2% 1.2

Long-haul              
Passengers carried ('000s) 895 874 2.3%   10,878 10,368 4.9%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK) 6,908 6,697 3.2%   84,690 80,517 5.2%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK) 7,967 7,682 3.7%   95,162 91,637 3.8%
Load factor (%) 86.7% 87.2% (0.5)   89.0% 87.9% 1.1

Short and Medium-haul              
Passengers carried ('000s) 1,614 1,539 4.8%   21,811 20,030 8.9%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK) 1,361 1,298 4.9%   18,796 17,219 9.2%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK) 1,649 1,568 5.1%   21,904 20,428 7.2%
Load factor (%) 82.5% 82.7% (0.2)   85.8% 84.3% 1.5

    December     Year to date
Cargo activity 2017 2016 Variation   2017 2016 Variation
Revenue tonne-km (m RTK) 418 405 3.1%   4,843 4,872 (0.6%)
Available tonne-km (m ATK) 613 588 4.2%   7,380 7,393 (0.2%)
Load factor (%) 68.2% 68.9% (0.7)   65.6% 65.9% (0.3)
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