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Traffic Statistics September 2012
RNS Number : 8620N
International Cons Airlines Group
03 October 2012
 

 

 


SEPTEMBER 2012 - IAG GROUP TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS

 

§ In September 2012, Group traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres rose by 5.1 per cent versus September 2011 (up 2.7 per cent on a like for like basis); Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres was up 3.6 per cent (up 0.9 per cent on a like for like basis).

§ Group premium traffic for the month of September grew by 8.0 per cent compared to the previous year, with 4.6 per cent growth in non-premium traffic.

§ Underlying market conditions remain unchanged from guidance given at Quarter Two results.  Trading conditions at our London hub remain firm.  Performance at Madrid continues to be impacted by weak economic conditions, with short haul traffic particularly affected.

 

October 3rd, 2012

 

 

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS

 

British Airways has been engaging in heavy promotional activity during and post the Olympic and Paralympic Games culminating in the 'Thank-you Great Britain sale', which ended on September 25th.  This has positively impacted our volumes in both premium and non-premium cabins.

British Airways and Japan Airlines began a joint business agreement on October 1st, with the two airlines sharing revenue on applicable flights between Europe and Japan. The joint business offers customers a better range of fares, flight schedules and frequent flyer benefits.

Iberia's subsidiary, Iberia Express, celebrated its first six months of operation. The airline has carried 1.5 million passengers in the period and has achieved a 94 per cent punctuality rating.  This winter, Iberia Express will operate to 16 destinations - 7 international and 9 domestic.

British Airways and Iberia both received awards this month.  British Airways won four awards from Business Traveller magazine - best airline, business class, short haul and frequent flyer programme.  Iberia won an award from Future Travel Experience for the best initiative to assist passengers at Terminal 4 in Madrid-Barajas.

 

 

 

 

 

Certain information included in these statements is forward-looking and involves risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, projections relating to results of operations and financial conditions and the Company's plans and objectives for future operations, including, without limitation, discussions of the Company's Business Plan, expected future revenues, financing plans and expected expenditures and divestments. All forward-looking statements in this report are based upon information known to the Company on the date of this report. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

It is not reasonably possible to itemise all of the many factors and specific events that could cause the Company's forward-looking statements to be incorrect or that could otherwise have a material adverse effect on the future operations or results of an airline operating in the global economy.  Further information on the primary risks to the Company and its risk management process is given in the Annual Report and Accounts 2011; this document is available on www.iagshares.com.

 

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Group Performance 1 Month of September


Year to Date


 










 


2012

2011

Change

Like for like change 2

2012

2011

Change

Like for like change 2










 

Passengers Carried ('000s)

5,117

4,708

8.7%

3.7%

41,491

39,362

5.4%

2.0%

 

Domestic (UK & Spain)

1,167

948

23.1%


9,084

8,281

9.7%


 

Europe

2,220

2,141

3.7%


17,575

17,167

2.4%


 

North America

782

731

7.0%


6,512

6,071

7.3%


 

Latin America & Caribbean

398

404

-1.5%


3,557

3,601

-1.2%


 

Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

410

344

19.2%


3,589

3,093

16.0%


 

Asia Pacific

140

140

0.0%


1,174

1,149

2.2%


 










 

Revenue Passenger Km (millions)

15,829

15,061

5.1%

2.7%

133,904

127,425

5.1%

3.4%

 

Domestic (UK & Spain)

715

584

22.4%


5,754

5,149

11.7%


 

Europe

2,772

2,687

3.2%


21,633

21,299

1.6%


 

North America

5,258

4,918

6.9%


43,928

40,799

7.7%


 

Latin America & Caribbean

3,368

3,399

-0.9%


29,746

29,611

0.5%


 

Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

2,306

2,036

13.3%


21,027

18,801

11.8%


 

Asia Pacific

1,410

1,437

-1.9%


11,816

11,766

0.4%


 










 

Available Seat Km (millions)

18,846

18,192

3.6%

0.9%

165,536

160,204

3.3%

1.4%

 

Domestic (UK & Spain)

939

766

22.6%


7,619

7,000

8.8%


 

Europe

3,390

3,281

3.3%


28,639

28,349

1.0%


 

North America

6,097

5,790

5.3%


52,344

49,811

5.1%


 

Latin America & Caribbean

3,904

4,070

-4.1%


34,976

35,474

-1.4%


 

Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

2,887

2,616

10.4%


27,217

24,939

9.1%


 

Asia Pacific

1,629

1,669

-2.4%


14,741

14,631

0.8%


 










 

Passenger Load Factor (%)

84.0

82.8

+1.2 pts

+1.5 pts

80.9

79.5

+1.4 pts

+1.6 pts

 

Domestic (UK & Spain)

76.1

76.2

-0.1 pts


75.5

73.6

+1.9 pts


 

Europe

81.8

81.9

-0.1 pts


75.5

75.1

+0.4 pts


 

North America

86.2

84.9

+1.3 pts


83.9

81.9

+2.0 pts


 

Latin America & Caribbean

86.3

83.5

+2.8 pts


85.0

83.5

+1.5 pts


 

Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

79.9

77.8

+2.1 pts


77.3

75.4

+1.9 pts


 

Asia Pacific

86.6

86.1

+0.5 pts


80.2

80.4

-0.2 pts


 










 

Cargo and Total Capacity (millions)









 

Cargo Tonne Km

503

497

1.2%

0.5%

4,521

4,560

-0.9%

-1.5%

 

Total Revenue Tonne Km

2,011

1,928

4.3%


17,289

16,672

3.7%


 

Available Tonne Km

2,648

2,552

3.8%


23,378

22,557

3.6%


 










 

Overall Load Factor

75.9

75.5

+0.4 pts

+0.3 pts

74.0

73.9

+0.1 pts

+0.0 pts

 

 

 

 









 










 

Performance by Airline Month of September


Year to Date


 










 










 

  IBERIA    3

 

2012

2011

Change


2012

2011

Change


 

Revenue Passenger Km (millions)

4,478

4,515

-0.8%


38,169

39,100

-2.4%


 

Available Seat Km (millions)

5,398

5,470

-1.3%


46,071

47,716

-3.4%


 

Cargo Tonne Km (millions)

94

111

-15.3%


863

990

-12.8%


 










 

BRITISH AIRWAYS 3

2012

2011

Change

Like for like change 2

2012

2011

Change

Like for like change 2

Revenue Passenger Km (millions)

11,351

10,547

7.6%

4.2%

95,735

88,325

8.4%

5.9%

 

Available Seat Km (millions)

13,448

12,722

5.7%

1.8%

119,465

112,487

6.2%

3.5%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (millions)

409

386

6.0%

4.9%

3,658

3,570

2.5%

1.6%

 

 

 

Notes:

[1] Group Performance comprises British Airways (including bmi Mainline, excluding bmibaby) and Iberia (including Iberia Express).  Year to Date 2012 includes bmi Mainline from 20 April 2012.

2 Like for like change compares 2012 IAG, excluding the impact of bmi on British Airways; against the 2011 reported IAG

3 Iberia Performance includes Iberia Express.  British Airways Performance excludes bmibaby

 


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