Alitalia - 2001 figures show `inevitable` decreases but signs of recovery.

In December 2001 passenger traffic, expressed in RPK, for the whole network of the Alitalia Group showed a decrease of 26.8% compared with the same month in the year 2000, on a 20.1% reduction in capacity offered expressed in ASK. Load factor decreased by 5.4 p.p. reaching the level of 59.1%. The overall number of passengers showed a decrease of 20.7%.
These results have been affected by the recent events of the 11th of September, by the accident at Linate and the consequent safety measures adopted by airports authorities in case of low visibility. However December passengers data compared to the previous month, though still weak, are showing signs of recovery especially if we take into consideration the last updated forecast of January.