Air France-KLM cargo traffic dives

Air France-KLM suffered a 20.4 per cent drop in cargo traffic in December despite a significant reduction in capacity. In December, the airline cut cargo capacity by 6.2 per cent but only flew 793 revenue tonne kilometres of freight, compared with 996 RTKs a year ago. The cargo load factor declined by 10.6 points to […]


Air France-KLM cargo traffic economic crisis volume


Air France-KLM suffered a 20.4 per cent drop in cargo traffic in December despite a significant reduction in capacity. In December, the airline cut cargo capacity by 6.2 per cent but only flew 793 revenue tonne kilometres of freight, compared with 996 RTKs a year ago. The cargo load factor declined by 10.6 points to 59.6 per cent. Cargo in the Asia-Pacific region, by far the busiest area, was hardest hit, falling 29.2 per cent from 487 RTKs a year ago to 345 RTKs last month. Cargo traffic in Europe fell 24.3 per cent; in the Americas it fell 13.6 per cent; traffic was down 9.7 per cent in Africa and the Middle East; tonnage in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean regions fell 4.9 per cent.