Slight rise in European airline figures for June
18 / 08 / 2009
EUROPEAN airfreight figures for June show a small rise on some networks for June but overall there is still no end in sight for the industry’s doldrums.
Overall, there was a 20.7 per cent decrease in demand from last year, with both the major traffic flows – North Atlantic and Far East – posting losses even more severe, at -21.8 per cent and -24.9 per cent respectively.
Intra-Europe traffic fell 6.7 per cent in June compared to last year, which is an improvement from May, which saw a decline of 16 per cent from 2008. However, Europe-international traffic was down 20.7 per cent, lower again from May’s -19.8 per cent drop.
This brings the year-to-date figures to intra-Europe at -16.4 per cent and Europe-international to -22.1 per cent. Compared to year-to-May this is a slight improvement, from -18.3 and -22.3 per cent respectively
Of the major European carriers, Scandinavian Airline System posted the largest drop of 48.1 per cent.