Finnair has finished a strong month, increasing passenger numbers and benefitting from a growth in Asian traffic.
The carrier transported 1,146,300 travelers, showing a 13.5 percent positive change from May 2017. Asian traffic jumped by 19.3 percent, European flights increased by 11 percent, while domestic travel grew by 10 percent during the fifth month of the year. A significant growth in traffic was seen on North American routes, with 77.3 percent increase in passenger numbers.
The main reason behind the stable growth on North American routes was the more frequent services to Chicago and the launch of San Francisco flights.
The Available Seat Kilometers (ASK) of Finnair for May rose by 21.5 percent from the same period in 2017, reaching a record in ASK growth. Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK) also grew, showing 18.8 percent positive change.
The carrier’s Passenger Load Factor dropped by 1.8 points to 79.5 percent.
Finnair showed a 12 percent ASK increase in European traffic, which was predominantly influenced by the expansion of the carrier’s narrow-body fleet.
Source: Aviation 24