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IAG August 2015 traffic statistics
  • Group traffic in August, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 8.6 per cent versus August 2014; Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 6.1 per cent.
  • Group premium traffic for the month of August increased by 8.7 per cent compared to the previous year.

 

3 September 2015

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS
Aer Lingus has become part of IAG after shareholders representing 98.05 per cent of the existing issued share capital accepted IAG’s offer. Aer Lingus announced also that its board has stepped down with the exception of the airline’s CEO Stephen Kavanagh and CFO, Bernard Bot, and Willie Walsh has been appointed a non-executive director of the airline.

On 6 August, IAG announced that it had converted eight A350-900 and three Airbus A330-200 longhaul aircraft options into firm orders for Iberia. These aircraft will be delivered between 2016 and 2021 and will enable the airline to replace and expand its existing longhaul fleet. IAG also converted 20 Airbus 320neo options, announced in August 2013, into firm orders which will be delivered between 2020 and 2021 to be used by any airline in the Group for fleet replacement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forward-looking statements:
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.
Forward-looking statements can typically be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as “expects”, “may”, “will”, “could”, “should”, “intends”, “plans”, “predicts”, “envisages” or “anticipates” and include, without limitation, any projections relating to results of operations and financial conditions of International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. and its subsidiary undertakings from time to time (the ‘Group’), as well as plans and objectives for future operations, expected future revenues, financing plans, expected expenditures and divestments relating to the Group and discussions of the Group’s Business plan. All forward-looking statements in this report are based upon information known to the Group on the date of this report. The Group undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
It is not reasonably possible to itemise all of the many factors and specific events that could cause the forward-looking statements in this report to be incorrect or that could otherwise have a material adverse effect on the future operations or results of an airline operating in the global economy. Further information on the primary risks of the business and the risk management process of the Group is given in the Annual Report and Accounts 2014; these documents are available on www.iagshares.com.

 

 

Group Performance1

 

Month of August

 

Year to Date

 

2015

2014

Change

 

2015

2014

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Carried (’000s)

9,114

8,106

12.4%

 

56,581

51,427

10.0%

Domestic (UK, Spain & Italy)

2,171

2,029

7.0%

 

14,091

13,134

7.3%

Europe

4,884

4,113

18.7%

 

28,256

24,533

15.2%

North America

888

894

-0.7%

 

6,118

6,060

1.0%

Latin America & Caribbean

425

361

17.7%

 

3,085

2,748

12.3%

Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

553

534

3.6%

 

3,707

3,753

-1.2%

Asia Pacific

193

175

10.3%

 

1,324

1,199

10.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

21,770

20,053

8.6%

 

143,875

134,786

6.7%

Domestic (UK, Spain & Italy)

1,532

1,381

10.9%

 

9,448

8,748

8.0%

Europe

6,065

5,101

18.9%

 

33,719

29,245

15.3%

North America

5,993

5,988

0.1%

 

41,358

40,762

1.5%

Latin America & Caribbean

3,523

3,048

15.6%

 

26,009

23,344

11.4%

Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

2,742

2,812

-2.5%

 

20,220

20,833

-2.9%

Asia Pacific

1,915

1,723

11.1%

 

13,121

11,854

10.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Seat Km (m)

25,129

23,676

6.1%

 

177,137

168,053

5.4%

Domestic (UK, Spain & Italy)

1,842

1,706

8.0%

 

12,209

11,383

7.3%

Europe

7,108

6,090

16.7%

 

42,707

37,478

14.0%

North America

6,700

6,844

-2.1%

 

49,580

49,422

0.3%

Latin America & Caribbean

4,107

3,768

9.0%

 

31,171

28,631

8.9%

Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

3,242

3,332

-2.7%

 

25,809

26,660

-3.2%

Asia Pacific

2,130

1,936

10.0%

 

15,661

14,479

8.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger Load Factor (%)

86.6

84.7

+1.9 pts

 

81.2

80.2

+1.0 pts

Domestic (UK, Spain & Italy)

83.2

80.9

+2.3 pts

 

77.4

76.9

+0.5 pts

Europe

85.3

83.8

+1.5 pts

 

79.0

78.0

+1.0 pts

North America

89.4

87.5

+1.9 pts

 

83.4

82.5

+0.9 pts

Latin America & Caribbean

85.8

80.9

+4.9 pts

 

83.4

81.5

+1.9 pts

Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

84.6

84.4

+0.2 pts

 

78.3

78.1

+0.2 pts

Asia Pacific

89.9

89.0

+0.9 pts

 

83.8

81.9

+1.9 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo CTK

417

438

-4.8%

 

3,446

3,584

-3.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance by Airline

 

 

 

Month of August

 

 

 

Year to Date

Vueling

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

 

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

3,418

2,898

17.9%

 

16,768

14,475

15.8%

Available Seat Km (m)

3,921

3,399

15.4%

 

20,729

18,054

14.8%

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

0

0

n/a

 

0

0

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iberia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

4,949

4,104

20.6%

 

32,182

28,184

14.2%

Available Seat Km (m)

5,801

5,149

12.7%

 

39,680

35,892

10.6%

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

84

77

9.1%

 

668

626

6.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Airways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

13,403

13,051

2.7%

 

94,925

92,127

3.0%

Available Seat Km (m)

15,407

15,128

1.8%

 

116,728

114,107

2.3%

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

333

361

-7.8%

 

2,778

2,958

-6.1%

 

1 Group performance comprises British Airways, Iberia (including Iberia Express) and Vueling. Vueling traffic is currently accounted as non-premium traffic.