Air France's Middle East sector growth up 25pc


The Air France group's Africa/Middle East sector on its long-haul passenger network has posted growth of 25.1 per cent and 34.4 per cent in capacity and traffic respectively for the month of October. The load factor reached 76.2 per cent (up 5.2 points).

The figures are part of an overall long-haul traffic increase of 22.2 per cent for an 8.3 per cent increase in capacity with a load factor gained 9.3 points, reaching 82.1 per cent.

This is in line with the group's overall passenger traffic figures for October, a 19.4 per cent traffic increase with 6.3 per cent increased capacity, making for a load factor of 77.7 per cent at 8.6 points.