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Traffic Statistics May 2012
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  • In May 2012, Group traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres rose by 6.6 per cent versus May 2011 (up 3.8 per cent on a like for like basis); Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres was up 5.9 per cent (up 2.5 per cent on a like for like basis).
  • Group premium traffic for the month of May grew by 1.7 per cent compared to the previous year, with 7.5 per cent growth in non-premium traffic.
  • Trends for June appear stronger than those in May. Underlying market conditions at our London Heathrow hub continue to be firm, particularly in long haul premium. However, commercial performance at our Madrid hub has deteriorated further due to the ongoing effects of the Spanish and wider Eurozone macroeconomic conditions and the after-effects of prolonged industrial action.

June 7th, 2012


On May 25th, IAG and Japan Airlines’ (JAL) joint business was granted anti-trust immunity from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The agreement will allow British Airways and JAL to cooperate commercially on flights between the EU and Japan.

On June 1st, IAG completed the sale of bmi Regional to Sector Aviation Holdings Ltd. This follows the binding agreement signed on May for a total consideration of £8 million in cash.

The arbiter appointed by the Spanish government announced its binding resolution on the arbitration process between Iberia and its pilots. Iberia is studying the report fully and will provide more detailed comment in due course.

Recently, Iberia Express launched European flights with routes from Madrid to Dublin and Naples. It also added new domestic flights to Fuerteventura, La Palma and Santiago de Compostela. This brings to 14 the total number of destinations offered by the airline.