- In September 2012, Group traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres rose by 5.1 per cent versus September 2011 (up 2.7 per cent on a like for like basis); Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres was up 3.6 per cent (up 0.9 per cent on a like for like basis).
- Group premium traffic for the month of September grew by 8.0 per cent compared to the previous year, with 4.6 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.
October 3rd, 2012
British Airways has been engaging in heavy promotional activity during and post the Olympic and Paralympic Games culminating in the ‘Thank-you Great Britain sale’, which ended on September 25th. This has positively impacted our volumes in both premium and non-premium cabins.
British Airways and Japan Airlines began a joint business agreement on October 1st, with the two airlines sharing revenue on applicable flights between Europe and Japan. The joint business offers customers a better range of fares, flight schedules and frequent flyer benefits.
Iberia’s subsidiary, Iberia Express, celebrated its first six months of operation. The airline has carried 1.5 million passengers in the period and has achieved a 94 per cent punctuality rating. This winter, Iberia Express will operate to 16 destinations - 7 international and 9 domestic.
British Airways and Iberia both received awards this month. British Airways won four awards from Business Traveller magazine - best airline, business class, short haul and frequent flyer programme. Iberia won an award from Future Travel Experience for the best initiative to assist passengers at Terminal 4 in Madrid-Barajas.