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Traffic & Capacity Statistics - November 2016
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  • Group traffic in November, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 3.2 per cent versus November 2015; Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 3.7 per cent.
  • Group premium traffic for the month of November increased by 4.4 per cent compared to the previous year.

5 December 2016

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS
On 2 November, IAG announced that it will introduce high speed inflight Wi-Fi across its airlines' shorthaul fleets having reached agreement with Inmarsat to be the launch customer of its next generation European air to ground connectivity. Up to 341 shorthaul aircraft will be fitted with the technology.

On 15 November, Aer Lingus announced its 2017 transatlantic growth plans including a new route from Dublin to Miami and additional frequencies on its Dublin to Los Angeles, Chicago and Orlando services.

On 1 November, British Airways announced its new service from London Gatwick to Oakland, California from March 28, 2017. The airline has also announced plans to invest $110 million in its US airport facilities to enhance the customer experience. This will include a $65 million investment in JFK's Terminal 7 and airport lounge improvements in Boston, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, Houston and Seattle.

 

 

 

This announcement contains inside information and is disclosed in accordance with the company's obligations under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014.
Enrique Dupuy, Chief Financial Officer, (responsible for arranging the release of this announcement).

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Group Performance1

 

Month of November

 

Year to Date

 

2016

2015

Change

 

 

2016

20154

Change

Pro-forma2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Carried ('000s)

7,249

6,888

5.2%

 

 

93,610

81,598

14.7%

6.4%

Domestic3

1,782

1,669

6.8%

 

 

21,110

19,787

6.7%

5.3%

Europe

3,646

3,431

6.3%

 

 

50,984

41,683

22.3%

8.7%

North America

836

802

4.2%

 

 

10,097

8,934

13.0%

2.6%

Latin America & Caribbean

368

380

-3.2%

 

 

4,352

4,265

2.0%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

439

444

-1.1%

 

 

5,042

5,087

-0.9%

 

Asia Pacific

178

162

9.9%

 

 

2,025

1,842

9.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

18,111

17,542

3.2%

 

 

225,233

204,443

10.2%

4.6%

Domestic

1,233

1,129

9.2%

 

 

14,619

13,305

9.9%

8.7%

Europe

4,030

3,803

6.0%

 

 

60,085

49,452

21.5%

8.9%

North America

5,457

5,263

3.7%

 

 

66,708

59,763

11.6%

3.0%

Latin America & Caribbean

3,074

3,181

-3.4%

 

 

36,453

35,918

1.5%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,536

2,545

-0.4%

 

 

27,193

27,731

-1.9%

 

Asia Pacific

1,781

1,621

9.9%

 

 

20,175

18,274

10.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Seat Km (m)

22,941

22,123

3.7%

 

 

275,401

250,374

10.0%

4.4%

Domestic

1,519

1,465

3.7%

 

 

17,977

17,002

5.7%

4.5%

Europe

5,250

4,978

5.5%

 

 

74,912

62,161

20.5%

7.9%

North America

6,774

6,359

6.5%

 

 

80,152

70,920

13.0%

4.4%

Latin America & Caribbean

3,841

3,986

-3.6%

 

 

43,798

43,132

1.5%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

3,320

3,292

0.9%

 

 

34,142

35,309

-3.3%

 

Asia Pacific

2,237

2,043

9.5%

 

 

24,420

21,850

11.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger Load Factor (%)

78.9

79.3

-0.4 pts

 

 

81.8

81.7

+0.1 pts

+0.2 pts

Domestic

81.2

77.1

+4.1 pts

 

 

81.3

78.3

+3.0 pts

+3.2 pts

Europe

76.8

76.4

+0.4 pts

 

 

80.2

79.6

+0.6 pts

+0.7 pts

North America

80.6

82.8

-2.2 pts

 

 

83.2

84.3

-1.1 pts

-1.1 pts

Latin America & Caribbean

80.0

79.8

+0.2 pts

 

 

83.2

83.3

-0.1 pts

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

76.4

77.3

-0.9 pts

 

 

79.6

78.5

+1.1 pts

 

Asia Pacific

79.6

79.3

+0.3 pts

 

 

82.6

83.6

-1.0 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo CTK

484

482

0.4%

 

 

4,974

4,829

3.0%

1.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance by Airline

Month of November

 

Year to Date

 

Vueling

 


2016

 

2015

 

Change

 

 

 

2016

 

20154

 

Change

Pro-forma2

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,722

1,547

11.3%

 

 

26,360

23,285

13.2%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

2,167

1,916

13.1%

 

 

31,737

28,573

11.1%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

0

0

n/a

 

 

0

0

n/a

 

 

Aer Lingus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,349

1,160

16.3%

 

 

17,918

5,499

n/a

9.3%

Available Seat Km (m)

1,702

1,503

13.2%

 

 

21,830

6,547

n/a

9.5%

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

12

12

0.0%

 

 

115

43

n/a

-16.1%

 

Iberia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

3,905

3,777

3.4%

 

 

47,018

44,668

5.3%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

4,913

4,833

1.7%

 

 

57,285

54,922

4.3%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

97

103

-5.8%

 

 

991

954

3.9%

 

 

British Airways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

11,135

11,058

0.7%

 

 

133,937

130,991

2.2%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

14,159

13,871

2.1%

 

 

164,549

160,332

2.6%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

375

367

2.2%

 

 

3,868

3,832

0.9%

 

1 Group performance comprises Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia (including Iberia Express) and Vueling. Vueling traffic is currently accounted as non-premium traffic
2 Year to Date pro-forma includes Aer Lingus in the base
3 Domestic includes routes within UK, Spain, Ireland and Italy
4 2015 figures include Aer Lingus from the acquisition date of August 18, 2015