More passengers but less revenue for Air France-KLM
AMSTERDAM - The Franco-Dutch airline Air France-KLM has carried slightly more passengers in January, but has earned less. The planes were less full. The average occupancy of the aircraft fell by almost one percentage point, from 83.3 percent to 82.3 percent.
Flights within Europe saw improvements, but on the long-haul less. Only on the routes to the U.S. was there some growth, but the routes Africa and Asia showed a decrease.
In total, 5.7 million passengers were transported, half a point more than a year ago. Freight also saw a decline in earnings. Cargo traffic decreased by 8 percent.
For the budget airline Transavia it went much better. 485,000 passengers were transported, 12.7 percent more than last year, and revenue rose by more than 8 percent.