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OCTOBER 2015 -GROUP TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS

 

 

§ Group traffic in October, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 16.6 per cent versus October 2014 (up 7.6 per cent on a pro-forma basis); Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 13.2 per cent (up 4.3 per cent on a pro-forma basis).

§ Group premium traffic for the month of October increased by 5.7 per cent on a pro-forma basis.

 

 

6 November 2015

 

 

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS

 

On 29 October, IAG's Board of Directors approved the distribution in cash of a gross interim dividend, against the 2015 financial results, of euro 0.10 per share. For the full year IAG expects to pay out 25 per cent of its underlying profit after tax in dividends and plans to announce a proposal for a final dividend for 2015 when the full year results are published in 2016.

 

On 21 October, Aer Lingus announced that in 2016 it will operate three new routes from Dublin to Los Angeles, Hartford (Connecticut) and Newark. 

 

On 30 September, British Airways took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.  The new aircraft is being operated to Delhi, Abu Dhabi and Muscat. It is the first of 22 787-9s that the airline is set to receive.

 

On 23 October, Iberia announced a new codeshare agreement with Boliviana de Aviación which offers connections to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Cochabamba and La Paz in Bolivia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forward-looking statements:

Certain statements included in this report are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements can typically be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "expects", "may", "will", "could", "should", "intends", "plans", "predicts", "envisages" or "anticipates" and include, without limitation, any projections relating to results of operations and financial conditions of International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. and its subsidiary undertakings from time to time (the 'Group'), as well as plans and objectives for future operations, expected future revenues, financing plans, expected expenditures and divestments relating to the Group and discussions of the Group's Business plan. All forward-looking statements in this report are based upon information known to the Group on the date of this report. The Group undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

It is not reasonably possible to itemise all of the many factors and specific events that could cause the forward-looking statements in this report to be incorrect or that could otherwise have a material adverse effect on the future operations or results of an airline operating in the global economy. Further information on the primary risks of the business and the risk management process of the Group is given in the Annual Report and Accounts 2014; these documents are available on www.iagshares.com.

 

 

Group Performance1

 

Month of October

 

Year to Date


2015

2014

Change

Pro-forma2 


2015

2014

Change

Pro-forma3











Passengers Carried ('000s)

8,508

6,899

23.3%

9.6%


74,710

65,806

13.5%

9.8%

Domestic4

1,925

1,802

6.8%

4.5%


18,118

16,862

7.4%

6.8%

Europe

4,562

3,304

38.1%

14.1%


38,252

31,549

21.2%

14.6%

North America

976

816

19.6%

3.3%


8,132

7,711

5.5%

1.1%

Latin America & Caribbean

402

366

9.8%



3,885

3,489

11.3%


Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

462

447

3.4%



4,643

4,666

-0.5%


Asia Pacific

181

164

10.4%



1,680

1,529

9.9%












Revenue Passenger Km (m)

20,754

17,805

16.6%

7.6%


186,901

171,342

9.1%

6.6%

Domestic

1,319

1,186

11.2%

9.3%


12,176

11,184

8.9%

8.4%

Europe

5,361

3,939

36.1%

14.1%


45,649

37,721

21.0%

14.8%

North America

6,388

5,468

16.8%

3.5%


54,500

51,826

5.2%

1.6%

Latin America & Caribbean

3,378

3,121

8.2%



32,737

29,691

10.3%


Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

2,510

2,473

1.5%



25,186

25,810

-2.4%


Asia Pacific

1,798

1,618

11.1%



16,653

15,110

10.2%












Available Seat Km (m)

24,870

21,969

13.2%

4.3%


228,251

212,203

7.6%

5.2%

Domestic

1,616

1,509

7.1%

4.9%


15,537

14,446

7.6%

7.0%

Europe

6,595

4,956

33.1%

10.7%


57,183

47,877

19.4%

13.2%

North America

7,304

6,425

13.7%

0.6%


64,561

62,283

3.7%

0.4%

Latin America & Caribbean

4,055

3,865

4.9%



39,146

36,232

8.0%


Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

3,176

3,275

-3.0%



32,017

33,060

-3.2%


Asia Pacific

2,124

1,939

9.5%



19,807

18,305

8.2%












Passenger Load Factor (%)

83.4

81.0

+2.4 pts

+2.5 pts


81.9

80.7

+1.2 pts

+1.1 pts

Domestic

81.6

78.6

+3.0 pts

+3.2 pts


78.4

77.4

+1.0 pts

+1.0 pts

Europe

81.3

79.5

+1.8 pts

+2.4 pts


79.8

78.8

+1.0 pts

+1.1 pts

North America

87.5

85.1

+2.4 pts

+2.4 pts


84.4

83.2

+1.2 pts

+1.0 pts

Latin America & Caribbean

83.3

80.8

+2.5 pts



83.6

81.9

+1.7 pts


Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

79.0

75.5

+3.5 pts



78.7

78.1

+0.6 pts


Asia Pacific

84.7

83.4

+1.3 pts



84.1

82.5

+1.6 pts












Cargo Tonne Km (m)










Cargo CTK

476

480

-0.8%

-3.4%


4,347

4,503

-3.5%

-4.1%











 

Performance by Airline

 

Month of October


Year to Date

 

 

VUELING

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

Pro-forma


 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

Pro-forma

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

2,227

1,918

16.1%



21,738

18,768

15.8%


Available Seat Km (m)

2,678

2,350

14.0%



26,657

23,247

14.7%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

0

0

n/a



0

0

n/a


 

 

AER LINGUS

 










Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,638

0

n/a

9.9%


4,339

0

n/a

10.5%

Available Seat Km (m)

1,945

0

n/a

3.9%


5,044

0

n/a

5.8%

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

13

0

n/a

0.0%


31

0

n/a

3.3%

 

IBERIA










Revenue Passenger Km (m)

4,316

3,734

15.6%



40,891

35,912

13.9%


Available Seat Km (m)

5,201

4,759

9.3%



50,089

45,458

10.2%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

104

98

6.1%



851

805

5.7%


 

BRITISH AIRWAYS










Revenue Passenger Km (m)

12,573

12,153

3.5%



119,933

116,662

2.8%


Available Seat Km (m)

15,046

14,860

1.3%



146,461

143,498

2.1%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

359

382

-6.0%



3,465

3,698

-6.3%


 

 

1 Group performance comprises Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia (including Iberia Express) and Vueling. Vueling traffic is currently accounted as non-premium traffic.

2 Monthly pro-forma includes Aer Lingus in the base

3 For Year to Date pro-forma, Aer Lingus data is only included from 18th August 2014/15

4 Domestic includes routes within UK, Spain, Ireland and Italy