- In December 2012, Group traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres rose by 0.3 per cent versus December 2011 (down 2.1 per cent on a like for like basis); Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres was down 0.4 per cent (down 3.5 per cent on a like for like basis).
- Group premium traffic for the month of December grew by 4.6 per cent compared to the previous year, with a 0.4 per cent decline 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.
January 7th, 2013
Iberia and unions representing ground staff, cabin crews and pilots have agreed to negotiate the terms of the company’s Transformation Plan, aimed at restoring profitability and ensuring the airline’s future. Unions decided to call off the strikes planned for December after the agreement was reached.
British Airways unveiled seating plans for its new Airbus A380s and Boeing 787s, which will be delivered from May 2013. The A380 will have 469 seats in four different cabin classes, while the Boeing 787 will have 214 seats in three different cabin classes.
British Airways announced plans to begin a new service to Chengdu in China. The three times a week service will begin in September 2013 from Heathrow Terminal 5.
Iberia has launched Iberia Conecta, a free service to inform customers directly by text or email message about any change in the status of their flights.