Overall: In October, KLMå‘s overall load factor improved by 5.3 percentage points to 80.8 percent, compared to the corresponding period last year. Overall traffic increased by 10 percent, whereas capacity increased by 3 percent year-on-year. Overall traffic this month was 3 percent below October 2000 with an overall load factor at a comparable level to this year.
Passenger Traffic: October passenger traffic increased by 17 percent year-on-year. As capacity was only up 5 percent, load factor increased to 81.9 percent, up 8.3 percentage points year-on-year.
The Europe route area reported significant traffic growth of 24 percent compared to last year, with capacity increasing by 7 percent. Consequently, load factor increased by 10.2 percentage points to 77.3 percent. Traffic in all route areas, except for the Mid and South Atlantic, developed favourably, resulting in increased load factors.
As in the previous months, Business class load factor continued to improve significantly, as a result of stronger traffic and lower capacity.
Cargo Traffic: In October, cargo traffic was 2 percent higher than last year. Cargo load factor increased by 2.1 percentage point to 74.0 percent, on 1 percent lower capacity. Traffic on the African routes showed a significant year-on-year improvement. Traffic on the Asia Pacific and North Atlantic routes was in line with last year.