Air France-KLM reported its cargo revenue metric-ton-kilometers in August fell 1.3 percent, from 859 million in 2012 to 847 million in 2013.
The decrease corresponded with a 0.9 percent increase in monthly available metric-ton-kilometers for the French-Dutch airline, up from 1.417 billion metric-ton-kilometers last year to 1.429 billion metric-ton-kilometers this year. The airline’s cargo load factor in August dropped year-over-year from 60.6 percent to 59.3 percent.
Monthly revenue metric-ton-kilometers fell year-over-over in all regions except the Asia-Pacific, which inched up by 0.4 percent to 334 million. Revenue freight dropped in Africa and the Middle East by 6.2 percent, Europe by 5.4 percent, the Caribbean and Indian Ocean by 4.9 percent and the Americas by 0.7 percent.
IAG Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo, Air France-KLM’s main European rivals, also reported freight declines in August. IAG Cargo posted a 7.3 percent drop in metric-ton-kilometers, and Lufthansa Cargo posted a 1.3 percent decline in freight and mail metric tons.