12 February, 2024

Finnair Traffic Performance in January 2024

Finnair Traffic Performance in January 2024


Increase in passenger traffic numbers year-on-year during a seasonally slower month, on-time performance impacted by severe weather conditions

In January, Finnair carried 819,800 passengers, which was 0.4% more than in January 2023.

The overall capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres (ASK), increased in January by 5.6% year-on-year. If wet lease outs are included, capacity increased by 4.0%. Finnair's traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPKs), increased by 1.3%. The Passenger Load Factor (PLF) declined by 3.0% points to 69.2%. The distance-based reported traffic figures do not take into account longer routings caused by the airspace closure as they are based on Great-Circle distance.

The ASK increase in Asian traffic was 13.1% year-on-year explained e.g. by the additional capacity to Japan and South Korea. The North Atlantic capacity decreased by 5.8%. In European traffic, the ASKs were up by 5.9%. The Middle Eastern capacity declined by 7.3% mainly due to cancelled flights to Israel. The ASKs in domestic traffic increased by 0.4%.

RPKs increased in Asian traffic by 3.0% year-on-year but decreased in North Atlantic traffic by 3.7%. They increased by 2.2% in European traffic but decreased by 0.9% in Middle Eastern traffic and by 2.4% in domestic traffic.

In January, the PLF was 68.5% in Asian traffic, 67.3% in North Atlantic traffic, 68.9% in European traffic, 79.4% in Middle Eastern traffic and 63.9% in domestic traffic.

Passenger numbers increased in Asian traffic by 0.6% year-on-year but decreased in North Atlantic traffic by 4.0%. They increased by 3.4% in European traffic but declined by 2.7% in Middle Eastern traffic and by 5.2% in domestic traffic.

The total cargo tonnes increased by 17.5% year-on-year in January due to increased Asian and European capacity. Revenue cargo tonne kilometres increased by 16.3%.

In January, 66.2% of all Finnair flights arrived on schedule (81.2%). On-time performance was mainly impacted by severe weather conditions.

Traffic statistics for February 2024 will be published on Thursday 7 March 2024.
Finnair Traffic Performance January 2024
Month% ChangeYTD% Change
Total traffic
Passengers 1,000 819.8 0.4 819.8 0.4
Available seat kilometres mill3,055.6 5.63,055.6 5.6
Revenue passenger kilometres mill2,114.6 1.32,114.6 1.3
Passenger load factor % 69.2- 3.0p 69.2- 3.0p
Cargo tonnes total11,114.7 17.511,114.7 17.5
Available tonne kilometres mill 452.3 9.5 452.3 9.5
Revenue tonne kilometres mill 257.2 4.9 257.2 4.9
Available seat kilometres incl. wet lease out mill3,266.34.03,266.34.0
Asia
Passengers 1,000 109.1 0.6 109.1 0.6
Available seat kilometres mill1,218.7 13.11,218.7 13.1
Revenue passenger kilometres mill 834.7 3.0 834.7 3.0
Passenger load factor % 68.5- 6.7p 68.5- 6.7p
Europe
Passengers 1,000 462.7 3.4 462.7 3.4
Available seat kilometres mill1,083.3 5.91,083.3 5.9
Revenue passenger kilometres mill 746.7 2.2 746.7 2.2
Passenger load factor % 68.9- 2.5p 68.9- 2.5p
North Atlantic
Passengers 1,000 26.2- 4.0 26.2- 4.0
Available seat kilometres mill 304.2- 5.8 304.2- 5.8
Revenue passenger kilometres mill 204.8- 3.7 204.8- 3.7
Passenger load factor % 67.3 1.5p 67.3 1.5p
Middle East
Passengers 1,000 46.5- 2.7 46.5- 2.7
Available seat kilometres mill 265.5- 7.3 265.5- 7.3
Revenue passenger kilometres mill 210.9- 0.9 210.9- 0.9
Passenger load factor % 79.4 5.1p 79.4 5.1p
Domestic
Passengers 1,000 175.2- 5.2 175.2- 5.2
Available seat kilometres mill 183.9 0.4 183.9 0.4
Revenue passenger kilometres mill 117.6- 2.4 117.6- 2.4
Passenger load factor % 63.9- 1.9p 63.9- 1.9p
Cargo traffic
- Europe tonnes1,882.9 47.41,882.9 47.4
- North Atlantic tonnes1,032.8- 21.31,032.8- 21.3
- Middle East tonnes1,912.9 5.31,912.9 5.3
- Asia tonnes6,239.7 25.06,239.7 25.0
- Domestic tonnes 23.6- 24.8 23.6- 24.8
- Cargo flights tonnes* 22.8- 16.3 22.8- 16.3
Cargo traffic tonnes total11,114.7 17.511,114.7 17.5
Revenue cargo tonne kilometres mill 68.1 16.3 68.1 16.3

* Including purchased traffic