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June 2018 - Group Traffic and Capacity Statistics

Group traffic in June, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 9.1 per cent versus June 2017; Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 5.4 per cent.
4 July 2018

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS
On 28 June, IAG launched its new shorthaul low-cost Austrian subsidiary, branded as LEVEL, with flights from Vienna starting on July 17, 2018. The new subsidiary will have an Austrian Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and will base four Airbus A321 aircraft in Vienna from where it will fly to 14 European destinations.

On 25 June, the UK Parliament approved the expansion of Heathrow airport. IAG issued a statement which reiterated that expansion should be undertaken in a cost effective way and that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), as regulator, must protect consumers by keeping airport charges flat.

In June, British Airways announced that its initiative to turn landfill waste into sustainable jet fuel secured almost £5 million of funding from the UK Government and industry backers. This project will be undertaken in partnership with Velocys and aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft by up to 70 per cent and particulate emissions by 90 per cent.

On 26 June, Iberia took delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 which will operate its inaugural longhaul flight to New York in August. These aircraft feature 31 Business class full-flat seats, 24 Premium Economy and 293 Economy seats. Iberia will receive 15 more Airbus A350-900’s by 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

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 June

 

Year to Date

 

2018

2017

Change

 

 

2018

2017

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Carried (’000s)

10,624

9,752

8.9%

 

 

52,731

48,806

8.0%

 

Domestic2

2,465

2,288

7.7%

 

 

12,570

11,405

10.2%

 

Europe

5,873

5,358

9.6%

 

 

27,996

25,874

8.2%

 

North America

1,195

1,081

10.5%

 

 

5,643

5,291

6.6%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

440

401

9.7%

 

 

2,516

2,343

7.4%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

461

432

6.7%

 

 

2,904

2,774

4.7%

 

Asia Pacific

190

192

-1.0%

 

 

1,102

1,119

-1.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

24,965

22,878

9.1%

 

 

127,371

119,157

6.9%

 

Domestic

1,709

1,552

10.1%

 

 

8,866

7,896

12.3%

 

Europe

7,168

6,445

11.2%

 

 

32,277

29,748

8.5%

 

North America

7,935

7,177

10.6%

 

 

37,607

35,042

7.3%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

3,801

3,450

10.2%

 

 

21,563

19,915

8.3%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,445

2,330

4.9%

 

 

15,971

15,312

4.3%

 

Asia Pacific

1,907

1,924

-0.9%

 

 

11,086

11,244

-1.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Seat Km (m)

28,579

27,127

5.4%

 

 

154,570

147,210

5.0%

 

Domestic

1,965

1,822

7.8%

 

 

10,630

9,760

8.9%

 

Europe

8,251

7,733

6.7%

 

 

39,355

37,236

5.7%

 

North America

8,790

8,222

6.9%

 

 

46,433

43,576

6.6%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

4,390

4,080

7.6%

 

 

25,175

23,924

5.2%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

3,029

3,042

-0.4%

 

 

19,732

19,363

1.9%

 

Asia Pacific

2,154

2,228

-3.3%

 

 

13,246

13,351

-0.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger Load Factor (%)

87.4

84.3

+3.1 pts

 

 

82.4

80.9

+1.5 pts

 

Domestic

87.0

85.2

+1.8 pts

 

 

83.4

80.9

+2.5 pts

 

Europe

86.9

83.3

+3.6 pts

 

 

82.0

79.9

+2.1 pts

 

North America

90.3

87.3

+3.0 pts

 

 

81.0

80.4

+0.6 pts

 

Latin America & Caribbean

86.6

84.6

+2.0 pts

 

 

85.7

83.2

+2.5 pts

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

80.7

76.6

+4.1 pts

 

 

80.9

79.1

+1.8 pts

 

Asia Pacific

88.5

86.4

+2.1 pts

 

 

83.7

84.2

-0.5 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo CTK

458

479

-4.3%

 

 

2,771

2,786

-0.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance by Airline

Month of June

 

Year to Date

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

Change

 

 

2018

2017

 

Change

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

2,554

2,292

11.4%

 

 

10,462

9,586

9.1%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

2,867

2,636

8.8%

 

 

13,221

12,161

8.7%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

89.1

86.9

+2.2 pts

 

 

79.1

78.8

+0.3 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

13

13

0.0%

 

 

78

77

1.3%

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

13,741

12,854

6.9%

 

 

73,461

71,210

3.2%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

15,771

15,384

2.5%

 

 

90,325

88,705

1.8%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

87.1

83.6

+3.5 pts

 

 

81.3

80.3

+1.0 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

354

378

-6.3%

 

 

2,154

2,198

-2.0%

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

5,469

4,905

11.5%

 

 

28,551

25,426

12.3%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

6,271

5,798

8.2%

 

 

33,340

30,697

8.6%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

87.2

84.6

+2.6 pts

 

 

85.6

82.8

+2.8 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

92

88

4.5%

 

 

540

511

5.7%

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

3,152

2,827

11.5%

 

 

14,603

12,935

12.9%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

3,614

3,309

9.2%

 

 

17,315

15,647

10.7%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

87.2

85.4

+1.8 pts

 

 

84.3

82.7

+1.6 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