In the same period, Tarom recorded the lowest load factor of all airline carriers, of as low as 48.5%, much below the 72.2% average.

In May, Tarom carried 127,000 passengers, down 9.7% year-on-year. The load factor stood at 50.5% in May 2009. Tarom reported revenues of 404 million dollars (288.5 million dollars) in 2008, 10% higher than a year earlier. Tarom carried 1.98 million passengers in 2008.

The traffic of European carriers dropped 7.9% in May, while in the cargo segment, it dropped 19.8%.

The preliminary data for June indicate a 7.5% decrease in traffic in the first half of the month and a 5.5% decrease in the second half.