KLM carried fewer passengers in March compared to the same month a year earlier. Corporation blames the decline on operational disruptions and bad weather. The number of passenger kilometres at KLM fell by 2.4 percent last month compared to a year earlier.
Due to the decline in March, the first quarter as a whole also had fewer transport figures. This was also due to capacity limitations at Schiphol, says KLM boss Pieter Elbers.
At sister company Air France there was an increase of 5.2 percent. Nearly 4.4 million travelers boarded a French aircraft last month. Price fighter Transavia again recorded the strongest passenger growth. The number of passenger kilometers in this airline increased by 12 percent. That amounts to around 1.2 million passengers.
Altogether, 8.3 million people flew with Air France-KLM aircraft last month. That was 3.4 percent more than in March last year.