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IAG Traffic and Capacity Statistics September 2018

Group traffic in September, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 5.9 per cent versus September 2017; Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 7.2 per cent.
3 October 2018

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS
On 12 September, Aer Lingus announced two new North American routes that will start next summer. Its flights between Dublin and Minneapolis-St. Paul commence on 8 July 2019 while services to Montreal start on 8 August 2019. Both routes will operate daily, all year round. From summer 2019, Aer Lingus will fly direct from Ireland to 15 North American destinations serving 17 transatlantic routes.

This month, British Airways announced new routes between Heathrow and Osaka, Gatwick and Kos and London City and Munich. In addition, the airline will make a multi-million-pound investment in its short haul business class cabin, Club Europe. The spend is part of British Airways’ current £4.5bn investment plan and will focus on enhanced food and drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 September

 

Year to Date

 

2018

2017

Change

 

 

2018

2017

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Carried (’000s)

10,575

9,870

7.1%

 

 

86,241

80,065

7.7%

 

Domestic2

2,465

2,281

8.1%

 

 

20,139

18,398

9.5%

 

Europe

5,869

5,450

7.7%

 

 

46,846

43,465

7.8%

 

North America

1,104

1,031

7.1%

 

 

9,162

8,494

7.9%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

451

409

10.3%

 

 

3,918

3,639

7.7%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

484

506

-4.3%

 

 

4,464

4,359

2.4%

 

Asia Pacific

202

193

4.7%

 

 

1,712

1,710

0.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

24,448

23,077

5.9%

 

 

205,045

191,741

6.9%

 

Domestic

1,755

1,583

10.9%

 

 

14,264

12,770

11.7%

 

Europe

7,142

6,612

8.0%

 

 

55,264

51,148

8.0%

 

North America

7,323

6,824

7.3%

 

 

60,947

56,322

8.2%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

3,807

3,535

7.7%

 

 

33,510

31,023

8.0%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,487

2,580

-3.6%

 

 

23,947

23,295

2.8%

 

Asia Pacific

1,934

1,943

-0.5%

 

 

17,112

17,183

-0.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Seat Km (m)

28,899

26,969

7.2%

 

 

244,343

231,417

5.6%

 

Domestic

2,002

1,809

10.7%

 

 

16,696

15,328

8.9%

 

Europe

8,362

7,742

8.0%

 

 

65,644

61,893

6.1%

 

North America

8,854

7,994

10.8%

 

 

73,796

68,408

7.9%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

4,496

4,078

10.3%

 

 

39,112

36,790

6.3%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,961

3,114

-4.9%

 

 

29,028

28,795

0.8%

 

Asia Pacific

2,224

2,232

-0.4%

 

 

20,068

20,203

-0.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger Load Factor (%)

84.6

85.6

-1.0 pts

 

 

83.9

82.9

+1.0 pts

 

Domestic

87.7

87.5

+0.2 pts

 

 

85.4

83.3

+2.1 pts

 

Europe

85.4

85.4

+0.0 pts

 

 

84.2

82.6

+1.6 pts

 

North America

82.7

85.4

-2.7 pts

 

 

82.6

82.3

+0.3 pts

 

Latin America & Caribbean

84.7

86.7

-2.0 pts

 

 

85.7

84.3

+1.4 pts

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

84.0

82.9

+1.1 pts

 

 

82.5

80.9

+1.6 pts

 

Asia Pacific

87.0

87.1

-0.1 pts

 

 

85.3

85.1

+0.2 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo CTK

485

487

-0.4%

 

 

4,190

4,220

-0.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance by Airline

Month of September

 

Year to Date

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

Change

 

 

2018

2017

 

Change

 

Aer Lingus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

2,364

2,137

10.6%

 

 

18,047

16,494

9.4%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

2,804

2,545

10.2%

 

 

21,943

20,139

9.0%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

84.3

84.0

+0.3 pts

 

 

82.2

81.9

+0.3 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

15

11

36.4%

 

 

115

110

4.7%

 

British Airways 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

13,128

12,942

1.4%

 

 

115,283

111,338

3.5%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

15,752

15,322

2.8%

 

 

139,196

135,760

2.5%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

83.3

84.5

-1.2 pts

 

 

82.8

82.0

+0.8 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

370

380

-2.6%

 

 

3,253

3,314

-1.8%

 

Iberia4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

5,536

4,987

11.0%

 

 

45,932

41,283

11.3%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

6,368

5,702

11.7%

 

 

53,265

49,078

8.5%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

86.9

87.5

-0.6 pts

 

 

86.2

84.1

+2.1 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

100

96

4.2%

 

 

820

796

3.1%

 

Vueling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

3,195

3,011

6.1%

 

 

24,856

22,626

9.9%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

3,670

3,400

7.9%

 

 

28,772

26,440

8.8%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

87.1

88.6

-1.5 pts

 

 

86.4

85.6

+0.8 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), LEVEL and Vueling
2 Domestic includes routes within UK, Spain, Ireland and Italy
3 British Airways figures exclude Openskies in 2018, but include Openskies in 2017
4 Iberia figures include LEVEL Spain