Finnair sees 10% rise in traffic

December traffic pushes full year beyond 10 million
The number of passengers flying with Finnair grew 9.7% year-on-year in December, pushing the total figure for the full year beyond 10 million, a rise of 6.9% over 2014, the airline announced today.
More than 790,000 passengers flew with the airline last month. Overall capacity measured in available passenger kilometres grew by 8.1% and traffic measured in revenue passenger kilometres grew by 7.8% year‐on‐year. Passenger load factor decreased by 0.2% points to 76.8%.
The capacity in European traffic grew 5.1% on the back of increased frequencies and new destinations. Growth of as much as 25% in domestic traffic is mainly attributed to the inclusion of the routes previously operated at Norra’s (previously Flybe Nordic, which is owned by Finnair) own commercial risk as Finnair’s purchased traffic.
Capacity in Asian traffic increased in December by 4.3% as Finnair offered more flights than the previous year, particularly to Korea and Thailand. Meanwhile, the pronounced growth (35.8%) in American traffic was particularly due to scheduled flights offered to Miami in December 2015, in addition to New York.
“In the last quarter of 2015, the passenger unit revenue improved in our main traffic areas, Europe and Asia, reflecting the higher achieved load factors,” said Finnair CFO Pekka Vähähyyppä. “Meanwhile, unit revenue developments were more subdued on our domestic and North American routes, where our capacity had increased faster.”
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