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October 2017 - group traffic and capacity statistics
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  • Group traffic in October, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 4.4 per cent versus October 2016; Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 2.7 per cent.
  • Group premium traffic for the month of October increased by 4.4 per cent compared to the previous year.

7 November 2017

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS
On 4 October, Aer Lingus announced a new route between Dublin and Philadelphia as the latest step in its transatlantic expansion plan. This is the fifth new transatlantic route to be announced by Aer Lingus since IAG acquired the airline in August 2015.

On 17 October, Iberia announced that it will start flying to San Francisco and Managua in 2018. The airline is also seeking permission to increase capacity on flights from Madrid to Tokyo and Bogota from October 2018. It has asked the Japanese authorities for new slots at Narita airport to increase services from three to five weekly flights and requested permission from the Colombian authorities to increase flights from seven to 10 per week.

On 30 October, IAG was recognised as a global leader for its actions to combat environmental risks worldwide by CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project). IAG was the only commercial airline group in CDP’s Climate “A” list of the top five per cent of global companies and was also awarded “most improved” organisation in the UK in 2017. These awards highlight IAG’s actions in the last reporting year to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop a low carbon-economy.

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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Group Performance1

 

Month of October

 

Year to Date

 

2017

2016

Change

 

 

2017

2016

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Carried (’000s)

9,296

8,836

5.2%

 

 

89,361

86,361

3.5%

 

Domestic2

2,165

1,930

12.2%

 

 

20,563

19,328

6.4%

 

Europe

5,001

4,863

2.8%

 

 

48,466

47,338

2.4%

 

North America

1,038

1,003

3.5%

 

 

9,532

9,261

2.9%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

416

397

4.8%

 

 

4,055

3,984

1.8%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

481

450

6.9%

 

 

4,840

4,603

5.1%

 

Asia Pacific

195

193

1.0%

 

 

1,905

1,847

3.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

22,348

21,396

4.4%

 

 

214,089

207,122

3.4%

 

Domestic

1,524

1,361

12.0%

 

 

14,294

13,386

6.8%

 

Europe

5,863

5,765

1.7%

 

 

57,011

56,055

1.7%

 

North America

6,870

6,587

4.3%

 

 

63,192

61,251

3.2%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

3,565

3,334

6.9%

 

 

34,588

33,379

3.6%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,559

2,420

5.7%

 

 

25,854

24,657

4.9%

 

Asia Pacific

1,967

1,929

2.0%

 

 

19,150

18,394

4.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Seat Km (m)

26,803

26,104

2.7%

 

 

258,220

252,460

2.3%

 

Domestic

1,799

1,609

11.8%

 

 

17,127

16,458

4.1%

 

Europe

7,055

7,157

-1.4%

 

 

68,948

69,662

-1.0%

 

North America

8,192

7,873

4.1%

 

 

76,600

73,378

4.4%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

4,206

4,031

4.3%

 

 

40,996

39,957

2.6%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

3,240

3,085

5.0%

 

 

32,035

30,822

3.9%

 

Asia Pacific

2,311

2,349

-1.6%

 

 

22,514

22,183

1.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger Load Factor (%)

83.4

82.0

+1.4 pts

 

 

82.9

82.0

+0.9 pts

 

Domestic

84.7

84.6

+0.1 pts

 

 

83.5

81.3

+2.2 pts

 

Europe

83.1

80.6

+2.5 pts

 

 

82.7

80.5

+2.2 pts

 

North America

83.9

83.7

+0.2 pts

 

 

82.5

83.5

-1.0 pts

 

Latin America & Caribbean

84.8

82.7

+2.1 pts

 

 

84.4

83.5

+0.9 pts

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

79.0

78.4

+0.6 pts

 

 

80.7

80.0

+0.7 pts

 

Asia Pacific

85.1

82.1

+3.0 pts

 

 

85.1

82.9

+2.2 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo CTK

527

504

4.6%

 

 

4,747

4,490

5.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance by Airline

Month of October

 

Year to Date

 

 


2017

 

2016

 

Change

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

Change

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

2,613

2,490

4.9%

 

 

25,239

24,638

2.4%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

3,083

3,001

2.7%

 

 

29,523

29,570

-0.2%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

0

0

n/a

 

 

0

0

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,968

1,850

6.4%

 

 

18,462

16,569

11.4%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

2,421

2,249

7.6%

 

 

22,560

20,128

12.1%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

14

11

27.3%

 

 

124

103

20.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

4,904

4,434

10.6%

 

 

46,187

43,113

7.1%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

5,693

5,342

6.6%

 

 

54,771

52,372

4.6%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

110

111

-0.9%

 

 

906

894

1.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

12,863

12,622

1.9%

 

 

124,201

122,802

1.1%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

15,606

15,512

0.6%

 

 

151,366

150,390

0.6%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

403

382

5.5%

 

 

3,717

3,493

6.4%

 

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