EUROPE & CIS: AF-KLM sees continued cargo growth in Nov

Air France-KLM, Europe’s largest carrier by revenue, posted a growth in cargo traffic of 6.1 per cent in November compared with the same month last year, outpacing a 4.7 per cent increase in capacity while passenger traffic grew 4.3 per cent. “The passenger and cargo activities remained in a positive track on November both in […]


Air France-KLM, Europe’s largest carrier by revenue, posted a growth in cargo traffic of 6.1 per cent in November compared with the same month last year, outpacing a 4.7 per cent increase in capacity while passenger traffic grew 4.3 per cent. “The passenger and cargo activities remained in a positive track on November both in terms of traffic and unit revenues,” Air France-KLM said. November marks the start of the winter season, during which the airline plans to increase capacity 3.3 per cent, including 4.1 per cent on long-haul and 0.5 per cent on medium-haul flights, indicating it expects the air cargo and passenger recovery to continue. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 230 of the world’s airlines, said last month air freight appeared to be at a turning point as the industry emerges from the financial crisis.