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Traffic Statistics August 2012
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  • In August 2012, Group traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres rose by 5.0 per cent versus August 2011 (up 2.3 per cent on a like for like basis); Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres was up 5.6 per cent (up 2.5 per cent on a like for like basis).
  • Group premium traffic for the month of August grew by 12.6 per cent compared to the previous year, with 3.9 per cent growth in non-premium traffic.
  • Underlying market conditions remain unchanged from guidance given at Quarter Two results. Trading conditions at our London hub remain firm. Performance at Madrid continues to be impacted by weak economic conditions, with short haul traffic particularly affected.

September 5th, 2012

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS

After a review of options for bmibaby and following formal consultation with union and employee representatives, the bmibaby business will be closed with the last flight departing September 9th 2012.

Iberia Express has carried more than one million passengers in its first five months of operations. The airline also announced a new route between Madrid and Amsterdam and a codeshare agreement with American Airlines.

British Airways will launch a new service to Colombo, Sri Lanka, from London Gatwick starting on March 31, 2013. The three times a week service will be via Male in the Maldives.