Hitt og þetta 10. apríl 2006

Finnair reports 6.3% increase in March passenger numbers

Nordic Business Report-April 10, 2006-Finnair reports 6.3% increase in March passenger numbers
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Finnish airline Finnair issued on Monday (10 April) its traffic report for March, reporting a 6.3% increase in the number of passengers as compared to March last year.

Finnair Group transported a total of 810.100 passengers.

The passenger load factor for the group amounted to 74.9%, which was 0.9 percentage points better than in March last year.

For scheduled flights the number of passengers increased by 8.9% to 702,500, while the passenger load factor improved by 2.4 points to 70.0%.

"Because of tight competition, average yield was on the same level as last year as anticipated. Thus, rising fuel costs have not been compensated by a higher price level," Finnair said.

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