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Traffic & Capacity Statistics - April 2017
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  • Group traffic in April, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 10.0 per cent versus April 2016; Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 4.0 per cent.
  • Group premium traffic for the month of April increased by 7.0 per cent compared to the previous year.

5 May 2017

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS

On 5 April, British Airways launched a £400 million investment plan which includes improvements in Club World, the introduction of Club Europe on UK domestic services, new lounges and First Wing direct security and lounge access at Heathrow. In addition, self-service check-in and biometric boarding gates will speed up airport processes. Over the next two years, the airline's shorthaul and longhaul fleets will be fitted with the latest generation Wi-Fi.

On 24 April, IAG announced that following its highly successful accelerator programme, Hangar 51, the Group will invest in two start-ups. Esplorio (an app that records and shares travel experiences) and Vchain (blockchain technology that allows customers to have control over their data and helps them get through airports faster) were selected to continue working with the Group to further develop their products and benefit customers. They will also receive funding from IAG's multimillion pound investment fund for digital transformation.

On 2 May, Vueling announced that it has carried more than 100 million passengers at Barcelona airport since it started operations 13 years ago. Vueling is the leading airline at El Prat from where it flies to more than 130 European destinations and has 36 per cent market share.

 

 

LEI: 959800TZHQRUSH1ESL13

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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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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Group Performance1

 

Month of April

 

Year to Date

 

2017

2016

Change

 

 

2017

2016

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Carried ('000s)

8,798

7,980

10.3%

 

 

29,945

28,349

5.6%

 

Domestic2

1,987

1,815

9.5%

 

 

6,984

6,582

6.1%

 

Europe

4,775

4,313

10.7%

 

 

15,535

14,654

6.0%

 

North America

970

880

10.2%

 

 

3,224

3,094

4.2%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

388

358

8.4%

 

 

1,568

1,542

1.7%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

491

434

13.1%

 

 

1,891

1,798

5.2%

 

Asia Pacific

187

180

3.9%

 

 

743

679

9.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

21,045

19,133

10.0%

 

 

74,989

71,355

5.1%

 

Domestic

1,401

1,248

12.3%

 

 

4,889

4,574

6.9%

 

Europe

5,520

5,003

10.3%

 

 

17,407

16,503

5.5%

 

North America

6,399

5,818

10.0%

 

 

21,356

20,527

4.0%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

3,292

2,986

10.2%

 

 

13,258

12,899

2.8%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,559

2,287

11.9%

 

 

10,605

10,052

5.5%

 

Asia Pacific

1,874

1,791

4.6%

 

 

7,474

6,800

9.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Seat Km (m)

25,329

24,352

4.0%

 

 

93,633

90,503

3.5%

 

Domestic

1,703

1,614

5.5%

 

 

6,145

5,950

3.3%

 

Europe

6,638

6,543

1.5%

 

 

22,117

21,938

0.8%

 

North America

7,714

7,210

7.0%

 

 

27,478

25,892

6.1%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

3,938

3,812

3.3%

 

 

15,838

15,554

1.8%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

3,111

2,947

5.6%

 

 

13,186

12,771

3.2%

 

Asia Pacific

2,225

2,226

0.0%

 

 

8,869

8,398

5.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger Load Factor (%)

83.1

78.6

+4.5 pts

 

 

80.1

78.8

+1.3 pts

 

Domestic

82.3

77.3

+5.0 pts

 

 

79.6

76.9

+2.7 pts

 

Europe

83.2

76.5

+6.7 pts

 

 

78.7

75.2

+3.5 pts

 

North America

83.0

80.7

+2.3 pts

 

 

77.7

79.3

-1.6 pts

 

Latin America & Caribbean

83.6

78.3

+5.3 pts

 

 

83.7

82.9

+0.8 pts

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

82.3

77.6

+4.7 pts

 

 

80.4

78.7

+1.7 pts

 

Asia Pacific

84.2

80.5

+3.7 pts

 

 

84.3

81.0

+3.3 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo CTK

466

452

3.1%

 

 

1,833

1,772

3.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance by Airline

Month of April

 

Year to Date

 

Vueling

 


2017

 

2016

 

Change

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

Change

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

2,461

2,193

12.2%

 

 

7,483

6,818

9.8%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

2,940

2,794

5.2%

 

 

9,122

8,532

6.9%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

0

0

n/a

 

 

0

0

n/a

 

 

Aer Lingus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,827

1,443

26.6%

 

 

5,309

4,623

14.8%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

2,228

1,896

17.5%

 

 

7,030

6,083

15.6%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

14

11

27.3%

 

 

50

41

22.0%

 

 

Iberia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

4,362

3,848

13.4%

 

 

16,165

15,307

5.6%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

5,206

4,962

4.9%

 

 

19,512

19,092

2.2%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

84

94

-10.6%

 

 

337

355

-5.1%

 

 

British Airways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

12,395

11,649

6.4%

 

 

46,032

44,607

3.2%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

14,955

14,700

1.7%

 

 

57,969

56,796

2.1%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

368

347

6.1%

 

 

1,446

1,376

5.1%

 

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