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Air France says passenger traffic rose 3.1 percent in August

Franco-Dutch airline Air France-KLM said on Monday that passenger traffic rose 3.1 percent in August, led by long-haul flights to Asia and the Americas.

The passenger load factor, a measure of the portion of capacity filled, rose 1.1 percentage points to 89 percent, the carrier said in a statement. Passenger numbers rose 2.1 percent to 7.3 million last month.

Cargo traffic fell 1.7 percent, with a load factor down 0.6 percentage points to 58.7 percent, the carrier added.