Finnair passenger traffic up 9.3% in June

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Traffic at Finnair increased 9.3% year-on-year in June against capacity growth of 1.3%, lifting passenger load factor by 6 percentage points to 81.6%.

Europe saw the highest increase in load factor with an 8.9 percentage point rise to 82.3%, reflecting 9.2% growth in traffic on the back of a 2.6% capacity reduction.

On North Atlantic routes the airline's load factors rose by 6.8 percentage points to 90.1%, with traffic growing by 1.2% and capacity trimmed by 6.5%.

Finnair's Asian network saw load factors grow by 4.2 percentage points to 79.1%, as traffic and capacity grew by 6.8% and 1.1% respectively.

Total passenger numbers at Finnair increased by 10.1% year-on-year to 799,000 in June. Total cargo carried by the airline increased by 1.7% to 12,500t.