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IAG December 2015 Traffic Statistics
     
  • Group traffic in December, measured in Revenue  Passenger Kilometres, increased by 10.5 per cent versus December 2014 (up 3.8  per cent on a pro-forma basis); Group capacity measured in Available Seat  Kilometres rose by 12.1 per cent (up 4.6 per cent on a pro-forma basis).
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  • Including Aer Lingus, for the full year IAG airlines  carried almost 95 million passengers in 2015.
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  • Group premium traffic for the month of December decreased  by 0.3 per cent on a pro-forma basis.
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  • The terrorist incidents in Paris in November and the US  Government travel advisory had a temporary negative impact on load factors and  premium traffic in December. However, our guidance for full-year 2015 operating  profit, issued with our third quarter results, remains unchanged.

8 January 2016

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS
  On 28  December, Iberia took delivery of its first of 13 Airbus 330-200 that IAG has  ordered to replace and expand the airline’s existing longhaul fleet. This  modern, fuel efficient aircraft will bring both cost efficiencies and  environmental benefits to Iberia.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 December

 

Year to Date

 

2015

2014

Change

Pro-forma2

 

2015

2014

Change

Pro-forma3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Carried (’000s)

6,735

5,793

16.3%

5.0%

 

88,333

77,334

14.2%

9.3%

Domestic4

1,603

1,526

5.0%

2.8%

 

21,390

19,974

7.1%

6.2%

Europe

3,304

2,590

27.6%

7.5%

 

44,987

36,704

22.6%

13.9%

North America

796

699

13.9%

-0.6%

 

9,730

9,076

7.2%

1.2%

Latin America & Caribbean

403

368

9.5%

 

 

4,668

4,202

11.1%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

471

468

0.6%

 

 

5,558

5,562

-0.1%

 

Asia Pacific

158

142

11.3%

 

 

2,000

1,816

10.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

17,553

15,878

10.5%

3.8%

 

221,996

202,562

9.6%

6.5%

Domestic

1,108

1,018

8.8%

6.9%

 

14,413

13,230

8.9%

8.2%

Europe

3,652

2,927

24.8%

8.1%

 

53,104

43,564

21.9%

14.2%

North America

5,203

4,686

11.0%

-0.8%

 

64,966

61,009

6.5%

1.6%

Latin America & Caribbean

3,342

3,116

7.3%

 

 

39,260

35,730

9.9%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,665

2,711

-1.7%

 

 

30,396

31,049

-2.1%

 

Asia Pacific

1,583

1,420

11.5%

 

 

19,857

17,980

10.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Seat Km (m)

22,328

19,923

12.1%

4.6%

 

272,702

251,931

8.2%

5.1%

Domestic

1,435

1,332

7.7%

5.4%

 

18,437

17,112

7.7%

6.9%

Europe

5,008

3,939

27.1%

8.6%

 

67,169

55,746

20.5%

12.5%

North America

6,395

5,608

14.0%

1.1%

 

77,315

73,429

5.3%

0.5%

Latin America & Caribbean

4,119

3,857

6.8%

 

 

47,251

43,895

7.6%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

3,350

3,428

-2.3%

 

 

38,659

39,841

-3.0%

 

Asia Pacific

2,021

1,759

14.9%

 

 

23,871

21,908

9.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger Load Factor (%)

78.6

79.7

-1.1 pts

-0.6 pts

 

81.4

80.4

+1.0 pts

+1.0 pts

Domestic

77.2

76.4

+0.8    pts

+1.1 pts

 

78.2

77.3

+0.9    pts

+1.0 pts

Europe

72.9

74.3

-1.4    pts

-0.4 pts

 

79.1

78.1

+1.0    pts

+1.2 pts

North America

81.4

83.6

-2.2    pts

-1.5 pts

 

84.0

83.1

+0.9    pts

+0.9 pts

Latin America & Caribbean

81.1

80.8

+0.3    pts

 

 

83.1

81.4

+1.7    pts

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

79.6

79.1

+0.5    pts

 

 

78.6

77.9

+0.7    pts

 

Asia Pacific

78.3

80.7

-2.4    pts

 

 

83.2

82.1

+1.1    pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo CTK

464

458

1.3%

-1.3%

 

5,293

5,453

-2.9%

-3.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

Performance    by Airline

     

 

Month    of December

 

Year    to Date

 

     

Vueling 

2015

2014

Change

Pro-forma

 

2015

2014

Change

Pro-forma

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,490

1,340

11.2%

 

 

24,775

21,445

15.5%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

1,903

1,735

9.7%

 

 

30,476

26,686

14.2%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

0

0

n/a

 

 

0

0

n/a

 

 

     

Aer Lingus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,142

0

n/a

11.0%

 

6,641

0

n/a

11.1%

Available Seat Km (m)

1,533

0

n/a

7.6%

 

8,080

0

n/a

6.3%

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

13

0

n/a

8.3%

 

56

0

n/a

1.8%

 

     

Iberia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

3,896

3,476

12.1%

 

 

48,564

42,686

13.8%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

4,950

4,453

11.2%

 

 

59,872

54,328

10.2%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

103

95

8.4%

 

 

1,057

999

5.8%

 

British Airways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

11,025

11,062

-0.3%

 

 

142,016

138,431

2.6%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

13,942

13,735

1.5%

 

 

174,274

170,917

2.0%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

348

363

-4.1%

 

 

4,180

4,454

-6.2%

 

1 Group performance comprises Aer Lingus, British Airways,  Iberia (including Iberia Express) and Vueling, Vueling traffic is currently  accounted as non-premium traffic,
  2  Monthly pro-forma includes Aer Lingus in the base
  3 For  Year to Date pro-forma, Aer Lingus data is only included from 18th  August 2014/15
  4  Domestic includes routes within UK, Spain, Ireland and Italy