The airlines of the Air France-KLM Group (Air France, KLM, Transavia) carried 104.205 million passengers in 2019, an increase of 2.7% compared to 2018. Air France posted an increase of 2.1% in passenger numbers, KLM an increase of 2.7% and Transavia, an increase of 4.8%.
Air France-KLM statistics for 2019 indicate a 3.5% increase in traffic in PKT (passenger kilometer transported), on SKO (seat kilometer offered) capacity up 2.9%. The group’s overall load factor, including all subsidiaries, increased by 0.5 percentage points to 88.4%.
The passenger network activity, bringing together Air France (including HOP) and KLM, welcomed 87.623 million passengers last year, up 2.3% compared to 2018. The number of passengers increased by 3.2% on long-haul routes (28.320 million passengers), and in particular up 6.1% in North America, 6.1% in Latin America and 3.7% in Asia. Passenger numbers were also up 0.7% to the Caribbean-Indian Ocean, but fell 1.7% in Africa and the Middle East. The average long-haul load factor was 88.7% (+0.3 point). Short and medium-haul activity increased by 1.9% in 2019, with 59.304 million passengers and occupancy at 84.7% (+1.4 points), capacity up 1.0%.
Air France (including its HOP division) handled 52.532 million passengers last year, an increase of 2.1% compared to 2018. The load factor increased by 0.7 percentage points, to 86.9%. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines handled 35.092 million passengers in 2019 (+ 2.7%) and the load factor stood at 89.4% (+0.3 point). Transavia, the low-cost subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group, welcomed 16.581 million passengers last year (+ 4.8%), with an increase in capacity (+ 6.5%). The load factor for Transavia gained 0.2 points compared to 2018, reaching 92.2%.