Finnair Handles Nearly 1m Passengers in August 2023

Finnair Handles Nearly 1m Passengers in August 2023
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In its traffic report for August 2023, Finnair revealed that it handled nearly one million passengers in August, which is up from last year, but down from last month.

Overall, the carrier handled 969,800 passengers, which is 10.1% up from August 2022, but 8.7% less than in July 2023.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Finnair Still Performing Strong Despite External Pressures…

Finnair Handles Nearly 1m Passengers in August 2023
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Passenger load factors for the carrier increased 2.1 percentage points year-on-year to 79.8%, but this is five percentage points less month-on-month.

Finnair Traffic Performance August 2023
Month% ChangeYTD% Change
Total traffic
Passengers 1,000 969.8 10.17,451.0 29.5
Available seat kilometres mill3,151.0 13.624,130.3 18.3
Revenue passenger kilometres mill2,515.9 16.618,693.0 41.8
Passenger load factor % 79.8 2.1p 77.5 12.8p
Cargo tonnes total10,864.1 18.086,676.5 4.7
Available tonne kilometres mill 451.1 18.43,463.4 13.9
Revenue tonne kilometres mill 290.3 16.12,193.8 27.5
The breakdown from Finnair on August 2023’s statistics.

In its statement, the carrier gave an overview of how the month performed for them:

“August passenger traffic figures improved year-on-year as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts have mostly faded and as the Russian airspace was closed already during the comparison period.”

“The negative impact of the Russian airspace closure especially on Asian passenger traffic figures was, however, still visible in August 2023 compared to the pre-pandemic figures.”

“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.”

Overall, the airline is still performing well, but they will have to continue weathering the external-based storms that could lay ahead.

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