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IAG Traffic & Capacity Statistics - January 2017
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  • Group traffic in January, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 4.4 per cent versus January 2016; Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 5.1 per cent.
  • Group premium traffic for the month of January increased by 6.9 per cent compared to the previous year.

3 February 2017

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS
On 11 January, Iberia started selling tickets for its Premium Economy class which will be fitted on 37 long-haul aircraft. The new class will be available on Iberia flights between Madrid, Chicago and New York starting from May, Madrid-Miami from August and Madrid-Boston from September.

On 11 January, British Airways launched its Marks and Spencer Buy on Board product which enables customers to purchase high-quality food on shorthaul flights. In addition, the airline moved its Gatwick operations from the North to the South terminal. The facilities feature a new lounge, upgraded check-in area and easier access to public transport.

  

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 January

 

 

 

 

2017

2016

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Carried ('000s)

6,687

6,338

5.5%

 

Domestic2

1,524

1,445

5.5%

 

Europe

3,306

3,096

6.8%

 

North America

759

733

3.5%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

415

423

-1.9%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

492

475

3.6%

 

Asia Pacific

191

166

15.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

18,058

17,292

4.4%

 

Domestic

1,087

1,031

5.4%

 

Europe

3,651

3,446

5.9%

 

North America

5,053

4,888

3.4%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

3,505

3,547

-1.2%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,837

2,704

4.9%

 

Asia Pacific

1,925

1,676

14.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Seat Km (m)

23,103

21,974

5.1%

 

Domestic

1,433

1,395

2.7%

 

Europe

5,014

4,933

1.6%

 

North America

6,710

6,185

8.5%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

4,131

4,042

2.2%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

3,540

3,380

4.7%

 

Asia Pacific

2,275

2,039

11.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger Load Factor (%)

78.2

78.7

-0.5 pts

 

Domestic

75.9

73.9

+2.0 pts

 

Europe

72.8

69.9

+2.9 pts

 

North America

75.3

79.0

-3.7 pts

 

Latin America & Caribbean

84.8

87.8

-3.0 pts

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

80.1

80.0

+0.1 pts

 

Asia Pacific

84.6

82.2

+2.4 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

 

 

 

 

Cargo CTK

434

422

2.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance by Airline

Month of January

 

 

 

VUELING

 

2017

 

2016

 

Change

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,539

1,382

11.4%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

1,987

1,825

8.9%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

0

0

n/a

 

 

AER LINGUS

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,068

951

12.3%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

1,538

1,343

14.5%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

10

10

0.0%

 

 

IBERIA

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

3,985

3,901

2.2%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

4,855

4,724

2.8%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

76

82

-7.3%

 

 

BRITISH AIRWAYS

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

11,466

11,058

3.7%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

14,723

14,082

4.6%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

348

330

5.5%

 

 

1 Group performance comprises Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia (including Iberia Express) and Vueling. Vueling traffic is currently accounted as non-premium traffic
2 Domestic includes routes within UK, Spain, Ireland and Italy