Nordic Business Report-February 8, 2006-Finnair reports passenger numbers up by 5.8% in January 2006
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Finnish airline Finnair Plc reported on Wednesday (8 February) that its total number of passengers carried had increased by 5.8% to 657,000 passengers in January 2006, as compared to the same month in 2005. The total traffic (RPKs or revenue passenger kilometres), including both scheduled and leisure traffic, increased by 8.6%, while the capacity (ASK) increased by 6.6%. As a result the passenger load factor for total traffic increased by 1.4 percentage points to 74.3% in January 2006, as compared to January 2005. The number of scheduled passengers increased by 8.7% to 562,100, while the total scheduled traffic (RPKs) increased by 12.0% and capacity (ASK) by 9.0%. As a result the passenger load factor for scheduled traffic increased by 1.8 percentage points to 66.8% in January 2006, as compared to January 2005. Finnair said that its Stockholm-based subsidiary flynordic continued to gain market share in January 2006 and carried 86,000 passengers, up 26.4%, on its Scandinavian routes. Finnair's Tallinn-based subsidiary Aero AS carried 61,800 passengers, up 5.4%, on routes between Helsinki and the Baltic capitals and within Southern Finland.
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