Passenger traffic of the Franco-Dutch Air France-KLM group grew by 3.3% in September compared to the same month in 2017, thanks in particular to the pull of the low-cost subsidiary Transavia and some of its long-haul routes.
Air France-KLM explained in a statement that last month its planes transported a total of 9,142,000 passengers and that the average occupancy rate was 88.6%, two tenths more than in September of last year.
Transavia traffic increased by 9.1% and its aircraft flew with an occupancy of 94.3%.
In the rest of its brands (Air France, KLM and Hop!) The overall increase was 2.5%, with an airplanes filling rate of 87.9%.
The most favorable evolutions in September were found in the lines with Latin America (rise of 7.9%), with North America (+4.4%) and with the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean (+4.1%).
The increases were much more moderate in the short and medium distance (+1.2%) and with Asia (+0.7%). There was even a 2.1% reduction in the links with Africa and the Middle East.
Air France-KLM merchandise traffic advanced 1.5% in September.