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Hitt og þetta 8. september 2006

Finnair Plc reports number of passengers up 4.2% in August 2006

Nordic Business Report-September 8, 2006-Finnair Plc reports number of passengers up 4.2% in August 2006
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Finnish airline Finnair Plc reported on Friday (8 September) that the group carried 753,500 passengers in August 2006, up by 4.2% from August 2005.

The traffic performance of Finnair Group airlines increased by 13.8% in August, while the capacity was up by 10.6%, resulting in a passenger load factor of 76.6%, 2.2 percentage points higher than last year.

Total scheduled traffic increased by 21.8%, while the passenger load factor was 75.1%, up 3.7 percentage points. The number of passengers carried was 646,100, up 7.7%.

Finnair's Tallinn-based subsidiary Aero AS carried 59,500 passengers, an increase of 0.1%, on routes between Helsinki and the Baltic capitals and within Southern Finland.

The Stockholm-based FlyNordic carried 99,900 passengers, down 4.2%.

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