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IAG May 2018 traffic statistics
RNS Number : 5377Q
International Cons Airlines Group
06 June 2018
 

 

MAY 2018 - IAG GROUP TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS

 

Group traffic in May, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 10.0 per cent versus May 2017; Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 7.1 per cent.

6 June 2018

 

 

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS

On 4 May, British Airways launched the only non-stop flight between Tennessee and Europe with a new route between Nashville and Heathrow which operates five days a week. Nashville becomes the 26th city in the US to which the airline flies. On 1 May, it also launched its first ever Canadian flights from Gatwick with a new three per week service to Toronto.

 

On 17 May, Vueling received NDC (New Distribution Capability) level 3 certification. NDC is an IATA standard which enables the travel industry to transform the way airlines sell their products and ancillaries to travel agencies and companies. Last year, British Airways, Iberia and Iberia Express achieved the same certification.

 

On 18 May, Aer Lingus commenced a new service to Seattle which operates four times per week. This is the airline's 15th North American route and is Ireland's first direct flight to Seattle.

 

 

 

LEI: 959800TZHQRUSH1ESL13

 

This announcement contains inside information and is disclosed in accordance with the company's obligations under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014.

Enrique Dupuy, Chief Financial Officer

 

Forward-looking statements:

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It is not reasonably possible to itemise all of the many factors and specific events that could cause the forward-looking statements in this report 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 2016; these documents are available on www.iagshares.com.

Group Performance1

 

Month of May

 

Year to Date

 

 

2018

2017

Change

 

 

2018

2017

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Carried ('000s)

9,970

9,109

9.5%

 

 

42,107

39,054

7.8%

 

Domestic2

2,366

2,133

10.9%

 

 

10,105

9,117

10.8%

 

Europe

5,424

4,981

8.9%

 

 

22,123

20,516

7.8%

 

North America

1,122

986

13.8%

 

 

4,448

4,210

5.6%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

423

374

13.1%

 

 

2,076

1,942

6.9%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

452

451

0.2%

 

 

2,443

2,342

4.3%

 

Asia Pacific

183

184

-0.5%

 

 

912

927

-1.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

23,426

21,290

10.0%

 

 

102,406

96,279

6.4%

 

Domestic

1,662

1,455

14.2%

 

 

7,157

6,344

12.8%

 

Europe

6,434

5,896

9.1%

 

 

25,109

23,303

7.8%

 

North America

7,450

6,509

14.5%

 

 

29,672

27,865

6.5%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

3,648

3,207

13.8%

 

 

17,762

16,465

7.9%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,404

2,377

1.1%

 

 

13,526

12,982

4.2%

 

Asia Pacific

1,828

1,846

-1.0%

 

 

9,179

9,320

-1.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Seat Km (m)

28,338

26,450

7.1%

 

 

125,991

120,083

4.9%

 

Domestic

1,956

1,793

9.1%

 

 

8,665

7,938

9.2%

 

Europe

7,718

7,386

4.5%

 

 

31,104

29,503

5.4%

 

North America

8,995

7,876

14.2%

 

 

37,643

35,354

6.5%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

4,315

4,006

7.7%

 

 

20,785

19,844

4.7%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

3,064

3,135

-2.3%

 

 

16,703

16,321

2.3%

 

Asia Pacific

2,290

2,254

1.6%

 

 

11,092

11,123

-0.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger Load Factor (%)

82.7

80.5

+2.2 pts

 

 

81.3

80.2

+1.1 pts

 

Domestic

85.0

81.1

+3.9 pts

 

 

82.6

79.9

+2.7 pts

 

Europe

83.4

79.8

+3.6 pts

 

 

80.7

79.0

+1.7 pts

 

North America

82.8

82.6

+0.2 pts

 

 

78.8

78.8

+0.0 pts

 

Latin America & Caribbean

84.5

80.1

+4.4 pts

 

 

85.5

83.0

+2.5 pts

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

78.5

75.8

+2.7 pts

 

 

81.0

79.5

+1.5 pts

 

Asia Pacific

79.8

81.9

-2.1 pts

 

 

82.8

83.8

-1.0 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo CTK

475

474

0.3%

 

 

2,312

2,307

0.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance by Airline

Month of May

 

Year to Date

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

Change

 

 

2018

2017

 

Change

 

AER LINGUS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

2,263

1,985

14.0%

 

 

7,908

7,294

8.4%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

2,834

2,495

13.6%

 

 

10,354

9,525

8.7%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

79.9

79.6

+0.3 pts

 

 

76.4

76.6

-0.2 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

13

14

-7.1%

 

 

65

64

1.6%

 

   BRITISH AIRWAYS      3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

13,112

12,324

6.4%

 

 

59,720

58,356

2.3%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

16,062

15,352

4.6%

 

 

74,554

73,321

1.7%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

81.6

80.3

+1.3 pts

 

 

80.1

79.6

+0.5 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

373

374

-0.3%

 

 

1,800

1,820

-1.1%

 

IBERIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

5,105

4,356

17.2%

 

 

23,082

20,521

12.5%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

6,010

5,387

11.6%

 

 

27,070

24,899

8.7%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

84.9

80.9

+4.0 pts

 

 

85.3

82.4

+2.9 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

89

86

3.5%

 

 

448

423

5.9%

 

VUELING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

2,902

2,625

10.6%

 

 

11,451

10,108

13.3%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

3,378

3,216

5.0%

 

 

13,701

12,338

11.0%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

85.9

81.6

+4.3 pts

 

 

83.6

81.9

+1.7 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

0

0

n/a

 

 

0

0

n/a

 

                     

 

1 Group performance comprises Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia (including Iberia Express and LEVEL) and Vueling. Vueling traffic is accounted as non-premium traffic

2 Domestic includes routes within UK, Spain, Ireland and Italy

3 British Airways figures exclude Openskies in 2018, but include Openskies in 2017


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