- In April 2012, Group traffic excluding bmi measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres rose by 2.9 per cent versus April 2011; capacity excluding bmi measured in Available Seat Kilometres was up 0.5 per cent.
- Group premium traffic excluding bmi for the month of April grew by 4.8 per cent compared to the previous year, with 2.6 per cent growth in non-premium traffic.
- Iberia Express represented 1.5 per cent of Iberia capacity and 0.4 per cent of IAG.
- Ten days of bmi mainline capacity amounted to 220 million ASKs; this figure is not included in the IAG Group traffic statistics.
- During the month of April 7 days were affected by the pilots’ industrial action when Iberia operated approximately 63 per cent of its flights. At a Group level, capacity was impacted by approximately 2 per cent.
May 4th, 2012
On April 20, IAG completed the purchase of bmi from Lufthansa. It is planned that bmi mainline will be integrated into British Airways and consultation has begun with bmi mainline staff and their trade unions. On April 29, the Spanish government announced the start of an arbitration process between Iberia and its pilots. The arbitrator will announce its resolution within ten days. The resolution of the arbitration is binding and this process ends the conflict.
Progress has been made with a potential buyer for bmi Regional, but so far this has not been possible for bmibaby, despite attempts over many months by both Lufthansa and IAG. Therefore, yesterday, bmibaby started consultation to look at future options including, subject to that consultation, a proposal to close in September this year.