Aug 08, 2016: Finnair, Finland’s flag carrier, handled 12, 92, 56 tonnes of cargo volume in July 2016, that is an increase of 15.9 percent compared to July 2015. In the first month of 2016, it handled 83, 92, 53 tonnes of cargo, that represents an increase of 14.9 percent year over year compared to the same period in 2015.
It sees cargo capacity in scheduled traffic measured in Available Tonne Kilometres (ATK) surge by 7.2 percent, and Revenue Tonne Kilometres (RTK) increased by 13.8 percent year on year in July.
In addition, Finnair’s total freight capacity includes two weekly freighter flights between Helsinki and Brussels and two weekly freighter flights shared with IAG between Helsinki and London, both operated by DHL.
In July, Finnair's overall capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres grew by 9.2 percent and traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres grew by 8.6 percent year?on?year.
Despite the strong growth, the passenger load factor was close to last year’s level at 88.7 percent (89.1 percent).
The capacity in Finnair’s largest traffic area, Asia, grew by 13.0 percent in July, boosted in particular by the newly launched Fukuoka and Guangzhou routes, and traffic grew by 10.7 percent.
Capacity in American traffic increased by 24.8 percent mainly due to increased Chicago frequencies, and traffic measured in RPK by 19.4 percent.
The capacity in European traffic grew by 4.0 percent, and traffic measured in RPK increased by 5.5 per cent year?on?year. At the same time, the capacity in domestic traffic contracted by 16.4 percent mainly reflecting cancellations on the Rovaniemi route due to the renovation of the runway as well as adjustments of frequencies on other domestic routes, and traffic decreased by 12.5 percent year?on?year.