Finnair records increase in revenue and capacity
posted | Friday, 09 Dec 2011
Finnair has announced that its traffic measured in revenue passenger kilometres rose by approximately 6.7 per cent in November, 2011 as the overall capacity grew by 10.7 per cent compared with November, 2010.
Asian traffic capacity measured in available seat kilometres grew by 21.6 per cent and traffic measured in revenue passenger kilometres increased by 9.2 per cent.
Chief financial officer, Finnair, Erno Hildén said: “Global economic uncertainty softened the demand in November, especially in Asian traffic. Asian traffic saw a load factor decline of nearly eight per cent year-on-year.
“Paired with weaker leisure traffic loads it pressed the overall load factor down by four per cent. This was despite the fact that load factors in European and domestic traffic were somewhat improved.”
In leisure traffic the load factor declined by 4.2 per cent compared with November 2010. The capacity decrease in leisure traffic results mainly from the fact that from the beginning of the summer season some of the previous leisure flights have been operated as scheduled services. The overall capacity of these flights has not changed substantially from last year.