Air France KLM is a global leader in air transport with more than 71,3 Million passengers and €23,6 billion in revenues in 2010 - 2011
The economic recovery underpinned activity despite the many exceptional events during the financial year. Furthermore, the strategic measures implemented since 2009 met with success. The cargo business returned to profit 1 year ahead of schedule and the passenger business staged a strong recovery by returning to virtually break even. The maintenance business continued its development and posted a significant increase in operating income.
Passenger transportation is the Air France-KLM Group’s main activity, representing some 77% of 2010-11 revenues.
The current economic recovery underpins expectations of significant growth in transport demand. The Group plans to take advantage of this by implementing productive and targeted growth in capacity
The medium-haul network contributes more than a third of Air France-KLM’s passenger revenue. By consolidating the Group’s commercial presence across Europe, it plays a fundamental role in ensuring the power of its 3 marketing tools: the Flying Blue frequent flyer program, corporate contracts and contracts with the major travel agency networks.
The cargo business is the second of the Group’s activities, representing some 13% of total revenues and regrouping all the Air France-KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo activities.
Since April 2009, Air France-KLM has gradually taken responsibility for marketing the bellies of Alitalia aircraft. The joint-venture agreement between Air France, KLM and Delta also includes transporting air freight in the bellies of passenger aircraft.