April 2008 Traffic

(lifePR) (Frankfurt, ) .
- Passenger
- 2.6% rise in traffic with a load factor of 80.0% (-2.3 points)
- Further rise in unit revenue excluding currency impact

- 3.5% increase in traffic

Passenger activity

Robust unit revenues linked to a favourable mix between business and leisure traffic offset more modest growth in activity. Traffic rose by 2.6% on capacity up by 5.4%, with April being the first month of the launch of the Summer program. The load factor stood at 80.0% (-2.3 points). The group carried 6.4 million passengers (+1.5%).

- On the Americas network traffic rose by 1.0% on capacity up by 6.2%. The load factor declined by 4.3 points to 82.6% reflecting weaker volumes in leisure traffic.

- The Asia network remained dynamic, with traffic rising by 7.9% on capacity up by 6.8%. The load factor improved by 0.9 points to 87.6%.

- On the Africa and Middle East network traffic rose by 3.5%, in line with the increase in capacity (+3.6%). The load factor was stable at 79.6% (-0.1 point).

- The Caribbean and Indian Ocean network saw a 1.2% decline in traffic. Capacity was up by 5.9%, leading to a 5.6 point decline in load factor to 79.0%.

- On the European network traffic progressed slightly (+0.8%) on capacity up by 4.0% leading to a 2.3 point drop in load factor to 70.3%.

Cargo activity

In April 2008, traffic progressed in line with capacity (+3.5% and +3.4% respectively). The load factor was stable at 67.6% (+0.1 point). The group carried 125,070 tonnes, up 2.6%.


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