In September 2011, Group traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres rose by 4.3 per cent versus September 2010, capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres was up 4.2 per cent.
Group premium traffic for the month of September grew by 9.3 per cent compared to the previous year, with 3.5 per cent growth in non-premium traffic.
September performance represented a slight improvement over August in terms of the rates of change compared to last year. Indications so far for October point to a softer demand picture in premium traffic and cargo. We remain flexible in our capacity planning for Q4 2011 and have already taken steps to reduce our long-haul fleet by three aircraft during the course of 2012.
We remain on course to produce significant growth in operating profit in 2011 compared to 2010.