In October, Finnair carried 100,800 passengers, which was 92.0% fewer than in the corresponding period of 2019 and 12.8% fewer than in September 2020. The COVID-19 impact, including the exceptionally strict travel restrictions imposed by Finland, have still affected all passenger traffic figures. This was especially visible in the North Atlantic figures (no scheduled flights in October).
The overall capacity (ASK) decreased in October by 88.5% year-on-year. Finnair operated 76 daily flights (cargo-only included) on average which was 21.1% of flights compared to October 2019. The differences between capacity figures are explained by the shorter operated flights on average and by smaller operated aircraft compared to October 2019. Finnair’s traffic (RPKs) decreased by 95.6%. The passenger load factor (PLF) decreased by 50.7% points to 31.6%.
The ASK decline in Asian traffic was 86.6%. The North Atlantic capacity decreased by 100.0%. In European traffic, the ASKs were down by 90.2%. The ASKs in domestic traffic decreased by 66.3%. RPKs decreased in Asian traffic by 96.9%, in North Atlantic traffic by 100.0%, in European traffic by 94.7%, and in domestic traffic by 71.4%.