Air France/KLM passenger numbers take off

6th August 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Aug 6 (AFP) - Air France-KLM group said on Friday that passenger traffic was up 9.5 percent in July as capacity increased 8.0 percent.

PARIS, Aug 6 (AFP) - Air France-KLM group said on Friday that passenger traffic was up 9.5 percent in July as capacity increased 8.0 percent.

The combined group said the load factor for the month improved 1.1 percentage points to 82.0 percent, with more than six million passengers carried.

The data underscored a global recovery in passenger air travel following the September 11, 2001 attacks that devastated the airline industry.

Amadeus, a leading booking service based in Madrid, said on Tuesday that a strong recovery of air travel had boosted second-quarter profit by 48.0 percent.

© AFP

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