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February Traffic Statistics 2016

FEBRUARY 2016 - GROUP TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS

 

§ Group traffic in February, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 15.8 per cent versus February 2015 (up 9.5 per cent on a pro-forma basis); Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 14.0 per cent (up 7.2 per cent on a pro-forma basis).

§ Group premium traffic for the month of February increased by 7.0 per cent on a pro-forma basis.

 

3 March 2016

 

 

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS

On 9 February, British Airways announced that it will start flying from Stansted this summer adding a fourth London airport to its network.  From May 28 the airline will launch flights to Faro, Malaga, Palma and Ibiza. The flights will be operated by the wholly owned British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer on 98-seat Embraer 190 jets, which are usually based at London City Airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 2015; these documents are available on www.iagshares.com.



 

Group Performance1

 

Month of February

 

Year to Date


2016

2015

Change

Pro-forma2


2016

2015

Change

Pro-forma3











Passengers Carried ('000s)

6,374

5,090

25.2%

12.9%


12,712

10,400

22.2%

10.5%

Domestic4

1,527

1,353

12.9%

10.3%


2,972

2,674

11.1%

8.7%

Europe

3,271

2,324

40.7%

17.3%


6,367

4,666

36.5%

14.2%

North America

627

533

17.6%

6.3%


1,360

1,172

16.0%

4.5%

Latin America & Caribbean

372

347

7.2%



795

738

7.7%


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

422

400

5.5%



897

869

3.2%


Asia Pacific

155

133

16.5%



321

281

14.2%












Revenue Passenger Km (m)

15,945

13,769

15.8%

9.5%


33,237

29,226

13.7%

7.7%

Domestic

1,054

892

18.2%

16.1%


2,085

1,784

16.9%

14.8%

Europe

3,589

2,595

38.3%

17.7%


7,035

5,248

34.1%

14.7%

North America

4,181

3,636

15.0%

5.8%


9,069

7,980

13.6%

4.3%

Latin America & Caribbean

3,123

2,955

5.7%



6,670

6,287

6.1%


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,453

2,372

3.4%



5,157

5,128

0.6%


Asia Pacific

1,545

1,319

17.1%



3,221

2,799

15.1%












Available Seat Km (m)

20,588

18,063

14.0%

7.2%


42,562

38,142

11.6%

5.1%

Domestic

1,364

1,198

13.9%

11.3%


2,759

2,474

11.5%

9.1%

Europe

4,823

3,603

33.9%

13.6%


9,756

7,512

29.9%

10.7%

North America

5,653

4,904

15.3%

5.3%


11,838

10,482

12.9%

3.1%

Latin America & Caribbean

3,711

3,613

2.7%



7,753

7,574

2.4%


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

3,131

3,109

0.7%



6,511

6,630

-1.8%


Asia Pacific

1,906

1,636

16.5%



3,945

3,470

13.7%












Passenger Load Factor (%)

77.4

76.2

+1.2 pts

+1.6 pts


78.1

76.6

+1.5 pts

+1.9 pts

Domestic

77.3

74.5

+2.8 pts

+3.2 pts


75.6

72.1

+3.5 pts

+3.8 pts

Europe

74.4

72.0

+2.4 pts

+2.6 pts


72.1

69.9

+2.2 pts

+2.5 pts

North America

74.0

74.1

-0.1 pts

+0.4 pts


76.6

76.1

+0.5 pts

+0.9 pts

Latin America & Caribbean

84.2

81.8

+2.4 pts



86.0

83.0

+3.0 pts


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

78.3

76.3

+2.0 pts



79.2

77.3

+1.9 pts


Asia Pacific

81.1

80.6

+0.5 pts



81.6

80.7

+0.9 pts












Cargo Tonne Km (m)










Cargo CTK

428

422

1.4%

-0.9%


850

829

2.5%

0.1%











 

Performance by Airline

 

Month of February


Year to Date

 

 

VUELING

 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

Pro-forma


 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

Pro-forma

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,378

1,086

26.9%



2,760

2,232

23.7%


Available Seat Km (m)

1,701

1,419

19.9%



3,526

3,062

15.2%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

0

0

n/a



0

0

n/a


 

 

AER LINGUS

AER LINGUS










Revenue Passenger Km (m)

846

0

n/a

7.4%


1,797

0

n/a

9.9%

Available Seat Km (m)

1,168

0

n/a

2.6%


2,511

0

n/a

6.1%

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

9

0

n/a

-10.0%


19

0

n/a

-5.0%

 

IBERIA










Revenue Passenger Km (m)

3,538

3,095

14.3%



7,439

6,537

13.8%


Available Seat Km (m)

4,391

4,001

9.7%



9,115

8,417

8.3%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

 

88

81

8.6%



170

154

10.4%


BRITISH AIRWAYS










Revenue Passenger Km (m)

10,183

9,588

6.2%



21,241

20,457

3.8%


Available Seat Km (m)

13,328

12,643

5.4%



27,410

26,663

2.8%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

331

341

-2.9%



661

675

-2.1%


 

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 Year to Date pro-forma includes Aer Lingus in the base

4 Domestic includes routes within UK, Spain, Ireland and Italy