Air France KLM has recorded a 1.2% increase in passengers for July. This resulted in a 1.1% rise in load factor, which was 86.2%. The airline said the pick-up was helped by consumer demand and ‘prudent capacity management’. A total of 6.9 million passengers flew with the airline (this year to date), with recovery in both Premium and Economy seats. It said the rise had been most apparent on Asia and Americas routes, with a 5.1% increase in Asia passengers. Its European saw a 1.4% dip in traffic with a 79.1% load factor.