Air France KLM Announces New Schedule, Numbers

Air France KLM has announced its winter 2012-13 schedule, effective as of October 28. In line with the Transform 2015 plan, the group has opted to stabilize capacity relative to winter 2011-12, with a 0.5 percent increase on long haul and a 0.5 percent reduction on medium-haul. This minimal rise on long-haul reflects a reduction in capacity to North America and the Middle East and a slight increase to Asia and Africa.

Air France will invest several hundred million euros to reposition its product and services. On its medium-haul network, the company will introduce a new catering offer in Business and Premium Economy during the upcoming Winter season. Next year, it will also launch a complimentary digital press service that will allow all passengers to upload daily press on their tablets and smartphones before boarding their flight. And as from 2014, the La Première and Business cabins on board the Company’s Boeing 777 aircraft will be redesigned.

In September 2012, the group's traffic rose by 0.9 percent for capacity up by 0.8 percent. The load factor therefore remained stable at 85.2 percent (+0.1 point). The number of passengers amounted to 6.91 million (+0.5 percent). On the Americas network, capacity was up 0.7 percent, with a 1.5 percent rise in traffic and a load factor up 0.8 points to 91.0 percent. The European network saw a 3.0 percent rise in traffic for capacity up by 3.9 percent under the effect of the provincial bases. The load factor declined by 0.7 points to 77.5 percent.