Finnair Handles Over 870,000 Passengers in December

Finnair Handles Over 870,000 Passengers in December
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Finnair has this week revealed the handling of over 870,000 passengers in December 2023, bringing their year to a close.

It is understood this figure is 5.4% higher than in December 2022 as well as being 8.2% higher than November 2023.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Finnair Handles Over 870,000 Passengers in December…


Finnair Handles Over 870,000 Passengers in December
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Such figures for December 2023 means that the year-to-date passenger number figure for Finnair sits at nearly 11 million passengers.

The airline said the following about their overall results:

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

“The negative impact of the Russian airspace closure especially on Asian passenger traffic figures was, however, still visible in December 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.”

“In December, the PLF was 68.1% in Asian traffic, 69.6% in North Atlantic traffic, 73.9% in European traffic, 74.8% in Middle Eastern traffic and 68.7% in domestic traffic.”

“Passenger numbers increased in Asian traffic by 5.2% year-on-year but decreased in North Atlantic traffic by 10.8%.”

“The number of passengers increased by 8.1% in European traffic, by 9.8% in Middle Eastern traffic and by 1.2% in domestic traffic.”

With 2023 out of the way now for Finnair, all eyes will be on how their 2024 goes and whether we will see additional increases.

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