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February 2018 – Group Traffic and Capacity Statistics

Group traffic in February, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 5.8 per cent versus February 2017; Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 3.5 per cent.
5 March 2018


 

Srategic Developments

On 12 February, IAG announced its investment in Volantio, following the start-up’s successful participation in IAG’s Hangar 51 global accelerator programme. Volantio’s platform, Yana, enables airlines to proactively identify flexible passengers on high demand flights and offer them alternative seats on lower demand flights with added incentives. Volantio was selected to continue working with the Group to provide more opportunities for its customers who can benefit from having flexible travel plans. Volantio will also receive funding from IAG’s multimillion pound investment fund for digital transformation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Group Performance1

 

Month of February

 

Year to Date

 

2018

2017

Change

 

 

2018

2017

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Carried (’000s)

7,096

6,543

8.5%

 

 

14,286

13,230

8.0%

 

Domestic2

1,745

1,564

11.6%

 

 

3,482

3,088

12.8%

 

Europe

3,679

3,371

9.1%

 

 

7,261

6,677

8.7%

 

North America

641

636

0.7%

 

 

1,392

1,395

-0.2%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

389

371

4.9%

 

 

818

786

4.1%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

471

430

9.5%

 

 

984

922

6.7%

 

Asia Pacific

171

171

0.0%

 

 

349

362

-3.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

17,356

16,411

5.8%

 

 

35,992

34,469

4.4%

 

Domestic

1,227

1,089

12.7%

 

 

2,480

2,176

14.0%

 

Europe

4,046

3,702

9.3%

 

 

7,967

7,353

8.4%

 

North America

4,298

4,229

1.6%

 

 

9,344

9,282

0.7%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

3,322

3,126

6.3%

 

 

6,989

6,631

5.4%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,737

2,537

7.9%

 

 

5,683

5,374

5.7%

 

Asia Pacific

1,725

1,728

-0.2%

 

 

3,529

3,653

-3.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Seat Km (m)

21,775

21,039

3.5%

 

 

45,534

44,142

3.2%

 

Domestic

1,495

1,376

8.6%

 

 

3,103

2,809

10.5%

 

Europe

5,082

4,795

6.0%

 

 

10,363

9,809

5.6%

 

North America

5,962

5,925

0.6%

 

 

12,737

12,635

0.8%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

3,832

3,698

3.6%

 

 

8,080

7,829

3.2%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

3,369

3,171

6.2%

 

 

6,995

6,711

4.2%

 

Asia Pacific

2,035

2,074

-1.9%

 

 

4,256

4,349

-2.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger Load Factor (%)

79.7

78.0

+1.7 pts

 

 

79.0

78.1

+0.9 pts

 

Domestic

82.1

79.1

+3.0 pts

 

 

79.9

77.5

+2.4 pts

 

Europe

79.6

77.2

+2.4 pts

 

 

76.9

75.0

+1.9 pts

 

North America

72.1

71.4

+0.7 pts

 

 

73.4

73.5

-0.1 pts

 

Latin America & Caribbean

86.7

84.5

+2.2 pts

 

 

86.5

84.7

+1.8 pts

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

81.2

80.0

+1.2 pts

 

 

81.2

80.1

+1.1 pts

 

Asia Pacific

84.8

83.3

+1.5 pts

 

 

82.9

84.0

-1.1 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

427

432

-1.1%

 

 

859

866

-0.8%

 

Cargo CTK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance by Airline

Month of February

 

Year to Date

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

Change

 

 

2018

2017

 

Change

 

Aer Lingus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,028

964

6.6%

 

 

2,164

2,032

6.5%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

1,443

1,388

4.0%

 

 

3,046

2,926

4.1%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

71.2

69.5

+1.7 pts

 

 

71.0

69.4

+1.6 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

11

11

0.0%

 

 

21

21

0.0%

 

British Airways 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

10,485

10,299

1.8%

 

 

21,764

21,765

0.0%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

13,443

13,410

0.2%

 

 

28,029

28,133

-0.4%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

78.0

76.8

+1.2 pts

 

 

77.6

77.4

+0.2 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

335

338

-0.9%

 

 

675

686

-1.6%

 

IBERIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

4,006

3,613

10.9%

 

 

8,386

7,598

10.4%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

4,675

4,356

7.3%

 

 

9,916

9,211

7.7%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

85.5

82.9

+2.6 pts

 

 

84.5

82.5

+2.0 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

82

83

-1.2%

 

 

163

159

2.5%

 

vueling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,796

1,535

17.0%

 

 

3,589

3,074

16.8%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

2,159

1,885

14.5%

 

 

4,418

3,872

14.1%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

83.2

81.4

+1.8 pts

 

 

81.2

79.4

+1.8 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

0

0

n/a

 

 

0

0

n/a

 

1 Group performance comprises Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia (including Iberia Express and LEVEL) and Vueling. Vueling traffic is accounted as non-premium traffic
2 Domestic includes routes within UK, Spain, Ireland and Italy
3 British Airways figures exclude Openskies in 2018, but include Openskies in 2017