KLM Traffic on the Up

Overall: In November, overall traffic increased by 12 percent, whereas capacity increased by 10 percent year-on-year. As a result overall load factor improved by 1.2 percentage points to 78.2 percent. 
Overall traffic this month was 1 percent higher than in November 2000, mainly because of a strong performance in cargo. 

Passenger Traffic: November passenger traffic increased by 16 percent year-on-year. As capacity was up 13 percent, passenger load factor increased to 75.1 percent, up 1.5 percentage points year-on-year. Passenger traffic in all route areas, except for the Mid and South Atlantic, reported increases in traffic compared to last year, while keeping pace with capacity increases. The traffic increase in the Europe route area of 13 percent was not as strong as in the previous months. Capacity in the Europe route area increased by 12 percent resulting in a marginal improvement of the load factor year-on-year. Traffic in the Asia Pacific route area developed favorably, reporting an increase of 18 percent year-on-year, on 6 percent higher capacity. As a result, load factor in this route area increased to 80.9 percent.

Cargo Traffic: In November, cargo traffic and capacity increased by 8 and 7 percent respectively, compared to the corresponding period last year. Consequently, cargo load factor improved to 75.4 percent, up 0.5 percentage points on last year. Traffic in all route areas was higher than last year with the most pronounced increase in the African route area. Traffic in the two most important route areas, Asia Pacific and North Atlantic improved by 5 percent and 3 percent respectively.