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IAG Traffic & Capacity Statistics - February 2017

§ Group traffic in February, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 2.9 per cent versus February 2016; Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 2.2 per cent.

§ Group premium traffic for the month of February increased by 4.7 per cent compared to the previous year.

3 March 2017

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS

On 10 February, Iberia and Vueling announced that Iberia's Madrid to Barcelona air shuttle will now be operated jointly by both airlines. There will be up to 26 daily flights (16 Iberia and 10 Vueling) with departures every 15 or 30 minutes at peak time and hourly throughout the day. Changes to the current service will take place in July and include greater flexibility with the option of making flight reservations in addition to walk-on and pre-paid open tickets.

 

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).

 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 2016; these documents are available on www.iagshares.com.



Group Performance1

 

Month of February

 

Year to Date

 

 

2017

2016

Change

 


2017

2016

Change

 











Passengers Carried ('000s)

6,543

6,374

2.7%



13,230

12,712

4.1%


Domestic3

1,564

1,527

2.4%



3,088

2,972

3.9%


Europe

3,371

3,271

3.1%



6,677

6,367

4.9%


North America

636

627

1.4%



1,395

1,360

2.6%


Latin America & Caribbean

371

372

-0.3%



786

795

-1.1%


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

430

422

1.9%



922

897

2.8%


Asia Pacific

171

155

10.3%



362

321

12.8%












Revenue Passenger Km (m)

16,411

15,945

2.9%



34,469

33,237

3.7%


Domestic

1,089

1,054

3.3%



2,176

2,085

4.4%


Europe

3,702

3,589

3.1%



7,353

7,035

4.5%


North America

4,229

4,181

1.1%



9,282

9,069

2.3%


Latin America & Caribbean

3,126

3,123

0.1%



6,631

6,670

-0.6%


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,537

2,453

3.4%



5,374

5,157

4.2%


Asia Pacific

1,728

1,545

11.8%



3,653

3,221

13.4%












Available Seat Km (m)

21,039

20,588

2.2%



44,142

42,562

3.7%


Domestic

1,376

1,364

0.9%



2,809

2,759

1.8%


Europe

4,795

4,823

-0.6%



9,809

9,756

0.5%


North America

5,925

5,653

4.8%



12,635

11,838

6.7%


Latin America & Caribbean

3,698

3,711

-0.4%



7,829

7,753

1.0%


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

3,171

3,131

1.3%



6,711

6,511

3.1%


Asia Pacific

2,074

1,906

8.8%



4,349

3,945

10.2%












Passenger Load Factor (%)

78.0

77.4

+0.6 pts



78.1

78.1

+0.0 pts


Domestic

79.1

77.3

+1.8 pts



77.5

75.6

+1.9 pts


Europe

77.2

74.4

+2.8 pts



75.0

72.1

+2.9 pts


North America

71.4

74.0

-2.6 pts



73.5

76.6

-3.1 pts


Latin America & Caribbean

84.5

84.2

+0.3 pts



84.7

86.0

-1.3 pts


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

80.0

78.3

+1.7 pts



80.1

79.2

+0.9 pts


Asia Pacific

83.3

81.1

+2.2 pts



84.0

81.6

+2.4 pts












Cargo Tonne Km (m)










Cargo CTK

432

428

0.9%



866

850

1.9%












 

Performance by Airline

Month of February


Year to Date

 

 

VUELING

 

2017

 

2016

 

Change



 

2017

 

2016

 

Change


Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,535

1,378

11.4%



3,074

2,760

11.4%


Available Seat Km (m)

1,885

1,701

10.8%



3,872

3,526

9.8%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

0

0

n/a



0

0

n/a


 

 

AER LINGUS

 










Revenue Passenger Km (m)

964

846

13.9%



2,032

1,797

13.1%


Available Seat Km (m)

1,388

1,168

18.8%



2,926

2,511

16.5%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

11

9

22.2%



21

19

10.5%


 

 

 IBERIA










Revenue Passenger Km (m)

3,613

3,538

2.1%



7,598

7,439

2.1%


Available Seat Km (m)

4,356

4,391

-0.8%



9,211

9,115

1.1%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

83

88

-5.7%



159

170

-6.5%


  

BRITISH AIRWAYS










Revenue Passenger Km (m)

10,299

10,183

1.1%



21,765

21,241

2.5%


Available Seat Km (m)

13,410

13,328

0.6%



28,133

27,410

2.6%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

338

331

2.1%



686

661

3.8%


 

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