Finnair releases traffic figures for May 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic impact was still clearly visible in the May traffic figures, Finnair has reported that the number of passengers increased and cargo-only flights more than doubled from April 2020.

In May, Finnair carried 26,700 passengers, which is 97.9% less than in the corresponding period of 2019 but 65.0% more than in April 2020. The overall capacity decreased in May by 97.7% year-on-year, while Finnair’s traffic decreased by 99.1%. The passenger load factor decreased by 49.9% points to 29.9%.

Available scheduled cargo ton kilometers decreased by 99.6% year-on-year and revenue scheduled cargo ton kilometers decreased by 99.7%, both due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on scheduled flights. However, cargo-related available ton kilometers decreased by 76.3% and revenue ton kilometers decreased by 68.5% and they included also the cargo-only flights operated primarily between Asia and Europe.

Finnair operated 263 one-way cargo-only flights in May (112.1% more than in April 2020), the total cargo tons were up by 127.5% from April 2020 and the cargo load factor was clearly higher than in the corresponding period of 2019.

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