Air France KLM today (September 7) reported a 7.6% rise in traffic for August compared with the same month last year.
The airline said capacity rose during the month by 6.1% which also saw a 1.2% increase in its load factor to 85.7%.
During the month, the airline said it carried 6.8m passengers, an increase of 4.7% on last August.
On its North American services, AF KLM said traffic was up 10.7% with an extra 9% capacity leading to a rise of 1.3% in its load factor to 89.6%.
Its Asia market was also strong with a 9% increase in traffic along with a 7.3% rise in capacity and a load factor of 89.4%, a rise on August 2010 of 1.3%.
In Europe, traffic increased by 5.1% with capacity up 4.2%. The load factor was 78.1%, a 0.6% on August 2010.
The figures come after a report in the French press yesterday of cuts of up to €800m planned by the airline as well as a salary freeze and a drop in frequency on some routes because of the uncertain economic outlook.
AF KLM declined to comment on the story.