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Traffic Statistics September 2013
RNS Number : 6895P
International Cons Airlines Group
03 October 2013
 





IAG GROUP SEPTEMBER 2013 - GROUP TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS

 

§ In September 2013, Group traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres increased by 8.8 per cent versus September 2012 (down 0.4 per cent on a pro-forma basis); Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 8.3 per cent (down 1.4 per cent on a pro-forma basis).

§ Group premium traffic for the month of September decreased by 0.1 per cent compared to the previous year, on falling capacity.

§ Underlying market conditions remain unchanged from those described at the publication of Quarter Two results on 2 August.

 

3 October 2013

 

 

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS

IAG shareholders approved the purchase of 18 Boeing 787 and 18 A350 longhaul aircraft for British Airways and 62 A320 shorthaul aircraft for Vueling at a shareholder meeting on September 26. The meeting also approved the appointment of Enrique Dupuy de Lômé Chávarri, IAG's Chief Financial Officer, to the IAG Board.

 

British Airways announced that it will extend its North American network with a new daily service to Austin, Texas from March 2014. Flights will be operated on a Boeing 787 aircraft.

 

Iberia launched a new fare structure for domestic and European flights which includes a new "Basic" economy fare for the most price conscious customers who only fly with hand luggage.

 

In September two more Airbus A340-600 aircraft were equipped with Iberia's new Business and Economy longhaul cabins, making a total of three A340-600s with new cabins now flying.

 

 

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 International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (the 'Group') plans and objectives for future operations, including, without limitation, discussions of the Group'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 Group on the date of this report. The Group 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 Group'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 of the business and the risk management process of the Group is given in the Annual Report and Accounts 2012; this document is available on www.iagshares.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Group Performance1

 

Month of September

 

Year to Date


2013

2012

Change

Pro-forma2


2013

2012

Change

Pro-forma3











Passengers Carried ('000s)

6,712

5,117

31.2%

0.6%


50,314

41,483

21.3%

1.6%

Domestic (UK & Spain)

1,712

1,167

46.7%

-10.1%


12,064

9,081

32.8%

-6.5%

Europe

3,272

2,220

47.4%

8.3%


23,633

17,570

34.5%

8.6%

North America

806

782

3.1%



6,599

6,510

1.4%


Latin America & Caribbean

349

398

-12.3%



3,129

3,561

-12.1%


Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

427

410

4.1%



3,646

3,590

1.6%


Asia Pacific

146

140

4.3%



1,243

1,171

6.1%












Revenue Passenger Km (millions)

17,222

15,829

8.8%

-0.4%


139,861

133,934

4.4%

-1.1%

Domestic (UK & Spain)

1,098

715

53.6%

-9.2%


7,724

5,753

34.3%

-7.1%

Europe

3,996

2,772

44.2%

7.5%


28,305

21,627

30.9%

6.9%

North America

5,405

5,258

2.8%



44,442

43,920

1.2%


Latin America & Caribbean

2,975

3,368

-11.7%



26,302

29,776

-11.7%


Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

2,295

2,306

-0.5%



20,700

21,042

-1.6%


Asia Pacific

1,453

1,410

3.0%



12,388

11,816

4.8%












Available Seat Km (millions)

20,405

18,846

8.3%

-1.4%


171,934

165,565

3.8%

-1.8%

Domestic (UK & Spain)

1,367

939

45.6%

-12.4%


10,183

7,616

33.7%

-6.2%

Europe

4,862

3,390

43.4%

6.0%


36,058

28,636

25.9%

3.5%

North America

6,156

6,097

1.0%



52,262

52,334

-0.1%


Latin America & Caribbean

3,417

3,904

-12.5%



31,628

35,011

-9.7%


Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

2,901

2,887

0.5%



26,723

27,228

-1.9%


Asia Pacific

1,702

1,629

4.5%



15,080

14,740

2.3%












Passenger Load Factor (%)

84.4

84.0

+0.4 pts

+0.8 pts


81.3

80.9

+0.4 pts

+0.5 pts

Domestic (UK & Spain)

80.3

76.1

+4.2 pts

+2.8 pts


75.9

75.5

+0.4 pts

-0.7 pts

Europe

82.2

81.8

+0.4 pts

+1.1 pts


78.5

75.5

+3.0 pts

+2.5 pts

North America

87.8

86.2

+1.6 pts



85.0

83.9

+1.1 pts


Latin America & Caribbean

87.1

86.3

+0.8 pts



83.2

85.0

-1.8 pts


Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

79.1

79.9

-0.8 pts



77.5

77.3

+0.2 pts


Asia Pacific

85.4

86.6

-1.2 pts



82.1

80.2

+1.9 pts












Cargo and Total Capacity (millions)










Cargo Tonne Km

467

503

-7.2%



4,150

4,519

-8.2%


Total Revenue Tonne Km

1,929

2,011

-4.1%



16,607

17,275

-3.9%


Available Tonne Km

2,577

2,648

-2.7%



22,723

23,357

-2.7%












Overall Load Factor

74.9

75.9

-1.0 pts



73.1

74.0

-0.9 pts






















 

 

Performance by Airline

 

 

 

Month of September


 

 

Year to Date

 

VUELING

 

2013

 

2012

 

Change

 

Pro-forma


 

2013

 

2012

 

Change

 

Pro-forma

Revenue Passenger Km (millions)

1,885

0

n/a

28.2%


9,679

0

n/a

28.2%

Available Seat Km (millions)

2,247

0

n/a

21.5%


11,822

0

n/a

23.3%

Cargo Tonne Km (millions)

0

0

n/a



0

0

n/a












 

IBERIA










Revenue Passenger Km (millions)

3,719

4,478

-16.9%



31,721

38,208

-17.0%


Available Seat Km (millions)

4,469

5,398

-17.2%



39,824

46,118

-13.6%


Cargo Tonne Km (millions)

75

94

-20.2%



723

863

-16.2%












BRITISH AIRWAYS










Revenue Passenger Km (millions)

11,618

11,351

2.4%



98,462

95,723

2.9%


Available Seat Km (millions)

13,689

13,448

1.8%



120,288

119,453

0.7%


Cargo Tonne Km (millions)

392

409

-4.2%



3,427

3,656

-6.3%


 

1 Group performance comprises British Airways, Iberia (including Iberia Express) and Vueling. Year to Date 2013 includes Vueling from 26th April 2013. Vueling traffic is currently accounted as non-premium traffic.

2 Monthly pro-forma includes Vueling in the baseline.

3 For Year to Date pro-forma, Vueling data is only included from 26th April 2012/13.


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