Finnair Traffic Performance in July 2020

posted on 7th August 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Finnair Traffic Performance in July 2020

In July, Finnair carried 145,300 passengers, which is 90.0% less than in the corresponding period of 2019 but 163.0% more than in June 2020.

The overall capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres (ASK) decreased in July by 88.7% year-on-year. Finnair operated 93 daily flights (cargo-only included) on average which was 24.4% compared to July 2019. The differences between capacity figures are explained by the shorter operated flights on average and by smaller operated aircraft compared to July 2019. Finnair’s traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPKs) decreased by 94.8%. The Passenger Load Factor (PLF) decreased by 48.2% points to 41.4%. All passenger traffic figures were still impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic related capacity reductions, which was visible especially in the North Atlantic figures as there were no related scheduled flights in July.

The ASK decline in Asian traffic was 88.6%. The North Atlantic capacity decreased by 100.0%. In European traffic, the ASKs were down by 87.0%. The ASKs in domestic traffic decreased by 73.9%.

RPKs decreased in Asian traffic by 97.6%, in North Atlantic traffic by 100.0%, in European traffic by 91.1% and in domestic traffic by 72.7%.

The PLF was 18.8% in Asian traffic but it was supported by the cargo operations and high cargo load factor. The PLF was 61.2% in European traffic and 73.0% in domestic traffic, whereas there was no PLF figure in North Atlantic traffic due to zero passenger flights in July.

Passenger numbers decreased in Asian traffic by 97.7%, in North Atlantic traffic by 100.0%, in European traffic by 89.5% and in domestic traffic by 75.4%.

Available scheduled cargo tonne kilometres decreased by 88.4% year-on-year and revenue scheduled cargo tonne kilometres decreased by 85.0%, both due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on scheduled flights. However, cargo related available tonne kilometres decreased by 81.5% and revenue tonne kilometres decreased by 73.0% and they included also the cargo-only flights mostly operated between Europe and Asia as well as Europe and North America. The total cargo tonnes were down by 12.8% from June 2020 as the demand was slightly weaker and as the cargo market capacity increased in July. The cargo load factor was still clearly higher than in the corresponding period of 2019.

In July, 95.9% of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (78.4%).

Traffic statistics for August 2020 will be published on Tuesday 8 September 2020.