Finnair passenger traffic up 3.9% in January

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Traffic at Finnair increased 3.9% in January 2012 compared with the same period a year earlier.

Capacity grew by 0.6% and passenger load factor increased by 2.4 percentage points to 74.6%.

Overall load factor was up 1.4 percentage points to 60.6% in January 2012. Passenger load factor to Europe grew 7.2 percentage points to 65.6% and by 3.7 percentage points on North Atlantic routes to to 78.2%.

Passenger traffic on routes to Asia increased by 5.1% against a capacity growth of 2.9% leading to a 1.6 percentage point growth in load factor to 75%

Passenger numbers at Finnair increased 4.8% to 638,000 in January. Total cargo carried by the airline increased by 8.1% to 12 million tonnes.