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Finnair Traffic Performance in January 2017

July 02, 2017

Finnair Plc         Investor News                           7 February 2017 at 09:00 am EET

Number of passengers grew 7.0% year-on-year

In January, Finnair's overall capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres grew by 0.1 per cent, and traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres grew by 3.4 per cent year‐on‐year. Overall, the passenger load factor increased by 2.6 percentage points to 80.5 per cent.

The capacity in Finnair’s largest traffic area, Asia, contracted by 3.7 per cent in January, but traffic grew by 3.3 per cent on the back of a higher passenger load factor. Finnair suspended flights to Chongqing as planned between 11 January and 2 May 2017 due to its pilots’ A350 trainings. In addition, there were an extraordinarily high number of cancellations in Asian traffic during the month.

The capacity in American traffic increased by 2.7 per cent year-on-year, and traffic as measured by RPK decreased by 0.9 per cent. The scheduled destination range was the same as in the comparison period. Part of the Atlantic traffic was operated by temporarily wet-leased aircraft and flight crew during the month.

European capacity grew by 2.1 per cent and traffic grew by 2.7 per cent year-on-year. Domestic capacity also increased by as much as 21.3 per cent, and traffic increased by 18.7 per cent year‐on‐year mostly reflecting increased flying to Northern Finland.

In January, the cargo capacity in scheduled traffic measured in Available Cargo Tonne Kilometres contracted by 4.4 per cent, and Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres decreased by 10.9 per cent year-on-year. Cancellations of long-haul flights in early January had a negative impact on cargo sales, since the cancelled flights would have been to main cargo markets. Finnair’s total freight capacity also included three weekly freighter flights between Helsinki and Brussels, operated by DHL.

In January, 75.8 per cent of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (74.2).

Traffic statistics for February 2017 will be published on Tuesday, 7 March 2017.


Finnair Traffic Performance January 2017

January 2017  %-Change Year-to   date 2017 %-Change
Total Traffic
Passengers   1000 835,2 7,0 835,2 7,0
Available   seat kilometres mill 2 733,8 0,1 2 733,8 0,1
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 2 200,4 3,4 2 200,4 3,4
Passenger   load factor % 80,5 2,6 p 80,5 2,6 p
Cargo   tonnes total 9 736,1 -9,4 9 736,1 -9,4
Available   tonne kilometres mill 408,1 2,0 408,1 2,0
Revenue   tonne-kilometres mill 255,0 -0,1 255,0 -0,1
Overall   load factor % 62,5 -1,3 p 62,5 -1,3 p
Europe
Passengers   1000 458,8 5,6 458,8 5,6
Available   seat kilometres mill 1 005,7 2,1 1 005,7 2,1
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 722,9 2,7 722,9 2,7
Passenger   load factor % 71,9 0,5 p 71,9 0,5 p
North Atlantic
Passengers   1000 22,3 -1,1 22,3 -1,1
Available   seat kilometres mill 214,1 2,7 214,1 2,7
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 167,1 -0,9 167,1 -0,9
Passenger   load factor % 78,0 -2,8 p 78,0 -2,8 p
Asia
Passengers   1000 159,3 3,6 159,3 3,6
Available   seat kilometres mill 1 353,2 -3,7 1 353,2 -3,7
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 1 202,0 3,3 1 202,0 3,3
Passenger   load factor % 88,8 6,0 p 88,8 6,0 p
Domestic
Passengers   1000 194,8 14,9 194,8 14,9
Available   seat kilometres mill 160,9 21,3 160,9 21,3
Revenue   passenger kilometres mill 108,4 18,7 108,4 18,7
Passenger   load factor % 67,4 -1,5 p 67,4 -1,5 p
Cargo Traffic
Cargo   scheduled traffic total tonnes 8 419,7 -10,4 8 419,7 -10,4
Europe   tonnes 1 712,3 -2,9 1 712,3 -2,9
North   Atlantic tonnes 602,9 -16,9 602,9 -16,9
Asia   tonnes 5 964,3 -11,7 5 964,3 -11,7
Domestic   tonnes 140,3 -8,2 140,3 -8,2
Cargo   flights, tonnes** 1 316,4 -1,9 1 316,4 -1,9
Cargo   tonnes total 9 736,1 -9,4 9 736,1 -9,4
Available   tonne kilometres* mill 116,2 -3,6 116,2 -3,6
Revenue   tonne kilometres mill 58,2 -10,3 58,2 -10,3
Available   sched.cargo tonne kms*, mill. 107,9 -4,4 107,9 -4,4
Revenue   sched.cargo tonne kms, mill. 51,5 -10,9 51,5 -10,9
Cargo load   factor* % 50,0 -3,7 p 50,0 -3,7 p
-   North-Atlantic cargo load factor* % 37,3 -3,7 p 37,3 -3,7 p
- Asia   cargo load factor* % 51,2 -3,6 p 51,2 -3,6 p
Scheduled traffic Cargo load factor*, %  47,8 -3,5 p 47,8 -3,5 p

* Operational calculatory capacity

** Including purchased traffic

– Change %: Change compared to the figures of the respective periods in the previous year (p = percentage points)

– Available seat kilometres, ASK: Total number of seats available, multiplied by the number of kilometres flown

– Revenue passenger kilometres, RPK: Number of revenue passengers carried, multiplied by kilometres flown

– Passenger load factor: Share of revenue passenger kilometres of available seat kilometres

– Available tonne kilometres, ATK: Number of tonnes of capacity for carriage of passengers, cargo and mail, multiplied by kilometres flown

– Revenue tonne kilometres, RTK: Total revenue load consisting of passengers, cargo and mail, multiplied by kilometres flown

– Overall load factor: Share of revenue tonne kilometres of available tonne kilometres