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March Traffic Statistics 2016

MARCH 2016 - GROUP TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS

  • Group traffic in March, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 13.9 per cent versus March 2015 (up 6.7 per cent on a pro-forma basis); Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 12.5 per cent (up 5.4 per cent on a pro-forma basis).
  • Group premium traffic for the month of March decreased by 0.5 per cent on a pro-forma basis.

5 April 2016

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.
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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 2015; these documents are available on www.iagshares.com.


Group Performance1

 

Month of March

 

Year to Date

 

2016

2015

Change

Pro-forma2

 

2016

2015

Change

Pro-forma3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Carried ('000s)

7,657

6,278

22.0%

9.4%

 

20,369

16,678

22.1%

10.1%

Domestic4

1,795

1,630

10.1%

7.9%

 

4,767

4,304

10.8%

8.4%

Europe

3,974

2,935

35.4%

12.7%

 

10,341

7,601

36.0%

13.6%

North America

854

715

19.4%

5.6%

 

2,214

1,887

17.3%

4.9%

Latin America & Caribbean

389

371

4.9%

 

 

1,184

1,109

6.8%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

467

463

0.9%

 

 

1,364

1,332

2.4%

 

Asia Pacific

178

164

8.5%

 

 

499

445

12.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

18,985

16,672

13.9%

6.7%

 

52,222

45,898

13.8%

7.3%

Domestic

1,241

1,066

16.4%

14.5%

 

3,326

2,850

16.7%

14.7%

Europe

4,465

3,335

33.9%

13.8%

 

11,500

8,583

34.0%

14.3%

North America

5,640

4,851

16.3%

5.1%

 

14,709

12,831

14.6%

4.6%

Latin America & Caribbean

3,243

3,147

3.1%

 

 

9,913

9,434

5.1%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,608

2,651

-1.6%

 

 

7,765

7,779

-0.2%

 

Asia Pacific

1,788

1,622

10.2%

 

 

5,009

4,421

13.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Seat Km (m)

23,589

20,963

12.5%

5.4%

 

66,151

59,105

11.9%

5.2%

Domestic

1,577

1,404

12.3%

10.0%

 

4,336

3,878

11.8%

9.4%

Europe

5,639

4,323

30.4%

10.9%

 

15,395

11,835

30.1%

10.8%

North America

6,844

5,929

15.4%

4.5%

 

18,682

16,411

13.8%

3.6%

Latin America & Caribbean

3,989

3,934

1.4%

 

 

11,742

11,508

2.0%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

3,313

3,435

-3.6%

 

 

9,824

10,065

-2.4%

 

Asia Pacific

2,227

1,938

14.9%

 

 

6,172

5,408

14.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger Load Factor (%)

80.5

79.5

+1.0 pts

+1.0 pts

 

78.9

77.7

+1.2 pts

+1.5 pts

Domestic

78.7

75.9

+2.8 pts

+3.1 pts

 

76.7

73.5

+3.2 pts

+3.5 pts

Europe

79.2

77.1

+2.1 pts

+2.1 pts

 

74.7

72.5

+2.2 pts

+2.3 pts

North America

82.4

81.8

+0.6 pts

+0.5 pts

 

78.7

78.2

+0.5 pts

+0.8 pts

Latin America & Caribbean

81.3

80.0

+1.3 pts

 

 

84.4

82.0

+2.4 pts

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

78.7

77.2

+1.5 pts

 

 

79.0

77.3

+1.7 pts

 

Asia Pacific

80.3

83.7

-3.4 pts

 

 

81.2

81.7

-0.5 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo CTK

470

485

-3.1%

-6.0%

 

1,320

1,314

0.5%

-2.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance by Airline

 

Month of March

Year to Date

 

 


2016

 

2015

 

Change

Pro-forma

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

Pro-forma

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,865

1,480

26.0%

 

 

4,625

3,712

24.6%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

2,212

1,809

22.3%

 

 

5,738

4,871

17.8%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

0

0

n/a

 

 

0

0

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,383

0

n/a

23.0%

 

3,180

0

n/a

15.3%

Available Seat Km (m)

1,676

0

n/a

18.0%

 

4,187

0

n/a

10.6%

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

11

0

n/a

-26.7%

 

30

0

n/a

-14.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

4,020

3,672

9.5%

 

 

11,459

10,209

12.2%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

5,015

4,627

8.4%

 

 

14,130

13,044

8.3%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

91

95

-4.2%

 

 

261

249

4.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

11,717

11,520

1.7%

 

 

32,958

31,977

3.1%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

14,686

14,527

1.1%

 

 

42,096

41,190

2.2%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

368

390

-5.6%

 

 

1,029

1,065

-3.4%

 

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 Year to Date pro-forma includes Aer Lingus in the base
4 Domestic includes routes within UK, Spain, Ireland and Italy