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Traffic Statistics November 2012
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  • In November 2012, Group traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres rose by 3.6 per cent versus November 2011 (up 1.7 per cent on a like for like basis); Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres was up 1.2 per cent (down 1.2 per cent on a like for like basis).
  • Group premium traffic for the month of November grew by 4.7 per cent compared to the previous year, with 3.4 per cent growth in non-premium traffic
  • Underlying market conditions remain unchanged from those described at IAG Capital Markets Day on 9th November. There is continued firmness in trends at British Airways and weakness in Spanish markets as in the previous months.

December 5th, 2012


On December 2nd, British Airways started operations between London Heathrow and Seoul with six flights a week. The airline is delivering on its promise to increase long haul flying to Asia following IAG’s purchase of bmi.

A number of unions within Iberia have called for strikes in December affecting six days in the run-up to Christmas.

IAG and British Airways announced that on November 16th they had lodged a claim in the UK High Court against SEPLA, the Iberia pilots’ union, and the International Federation of Airline Pilots Association in relation to strikes that SEPLA undertook against the creation of Iberia’s subsidiary Iberia Express in late 2011 and early 2012. This claim is not related to the recently announced restructuring of Iberia.

British Airways has confirmed its financial commitment to GreenSky London – a joint initiative with Solena. GreenSky London is a flagship project to construct a state of the art facility to produce sustainable jet fuel. The airline has committed to purchasing, at market competitive prices, the jet fuel produced by the plant for the next ten years which equates to US$500 million at today’s prices.