Air France KLM has a difficult February


Air France KLM has had a difficult month in February, with revenue tonne kilometres (RTK) falling by 9.7 per cent year-on-year and declining load factors.

In February, for the group RTK was down from 726 million in 2015 to 656 million in 2016. At the same time, capacity in available tonne kilometres (ATK) was down by 6.5 per cent to under 1.1 billion, with the load factor falling by 2.2 percentage points to 60.6 per cent.

For January and February combined, RTK was down by 8.1 per cent to 1.3 billion, with ATK falling by 6.7 per cent to 2.2 billion and the load factor declining 0.9 percentage points to 58.6 per cent.

Air France saw RTK decline by 5.8 per cent to 272 million in February, with ATK down by 1.7 per cent to 512 million, causing the load factor to fall by 2.3 percentage points to 53.1 per cent. KLM also struggled, with RTK down 12.3 per cent to 384 million, and ATK dropping by 10.4 per cent to 571 million and the load factor declining by 1.5 percentage points to 67.2 per cent.