Finnair Reports Growth in Passenger Numbers for October

The Finnair A350 greeted by Press at the gate, © 2015 FCMedia

Finnair has announced an increase in passenger load factor of 1.9%-points to 81.4 percent  for October.

The airline also announced growth in traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPK), of 6.8 percent year-on-year and  in overall capacity, measured in Available Passenger Kilometres (APK), of 4.2 percent compared to October last year.

A decrease in Asian traffic capacity in October of 3.1 percent was offset by high passenger load factor generating RPK increase of 0.1 percent year-on-year.

“The capacity decrease reflects comfort-improving cabin changes made across the wide-body fleet last winter and a reduction in Hong Kong frequencies for the winter season,” the airline explains in its report to the stock exchange.

The airline also announced growth in American traffic as a result of added services to Chicago, Toronto and Miami. The airline only flew to New York last October.

European traffic capacity grew by 4.1 percent and traffic in RPK grew by 7.0 percent year on year, attributed to “change in certain European charter flights into scheduled traffic and new summer season routes.”

The airline’s A350 tour flights also temporarily contributed over one percentage point to both capacity and traffic growth.

Finnair also announced that 92.9 percent of its flights arrived on schedule in the month of October.

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