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April Traffic Statistics 2016

APRIL 2016 - IAG GROUP TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS

 

§ Group traffic in April, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 10.9 per cent versus April 2015 (up 2.8 per cent on a pro-forma basis); Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 10.7 per cent (up 2.6 per cent on a pro-forma basis).

§ Group premium traffic for the month of April increased by 4.4 per cent on a pro-forma basis.

 

6 May 2016

 

 

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS

On 18 April, Iberia announced that it will start services from Madrid to Shanghai on 28 June. This will be the airline's first destination in Asia followed by Tokyo on 18 October. Iberia will operate three flights a week to Shanghai on its A330-200 fleet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 April

 

Year to Date


2016

2015

Change

Pro-forma2


2016

2015

Change

Pro-forma3











Passengers Carried ('000s)

7,980

6,852

16.5%

4.0%


28,349

23,530

20.5%

8.3%

Domestic4

1,815

1,699

6.8%

4.7%


6,582

6,003

9.6%

7.3%

Europe

4,313

3,426

25.9%

5.2%


14,654

11,027

32.9%

11.0%

North America

880

764

15.2%

0.3%


3,094

2,651

16.7%

3.6%

Latin America & Caribbean

358

358

0.0%



1,542

1,467

5.1%


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

434

448

-3.1%



1,798

1,780

1.0%


Asia Pacific

180

157

14.6%



679

602

12.8%












Revenue Passenger Km (m)

19,133

17,250

10.9%

2.8%


71,355

63,148

13.0%

6.1%

Domestic

1,248

1,152

8.3%

6.7%


4,574

4,002

14.3%

12.4%

Europe

5,003

4,015

24.6%

5.7%


16,503

12,598

31.0%

11.6%

North America

5,818

5,154

12.9%

0.8%


20,527

17,985

14.1%

3.5%

Latin America & Caribbean

2,986

3,000

-0.5%



12,899

12,434

3.7%


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,287

2,381

-3.9%



10,052

10,160

-1.1%


Asia Pacific

1,791

1,548

15.7%



6,800

5,969

13.9%












Available Seat Km (m)

24,352

22,003

10.7%

2.6%


90,503

81,108

11.6%

4.5%

Domestic

1,614

1,534

5.2%

3.4%


5,950

5,412

9.9%

7.7%

Europe

6,543

5,220

25.3%

6.4%


21,938

17,055

28.6%

9.4%

North America

7,210

6,431

12.1%

0.1%


25,892

22,842

13.4%

2.6%

Latin America & Caribbean

3,812

3,743

1.8%



15,554

15,251

2.0%


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,947

3,155

-6.6%



12,771

13,220

-3.4%


Asia Pacific

2,226

1,920

15.9%



8,398

7,328

14.6%












Passenger Load Factor (%)

78.6

78.4

+0.2 pts

+0.2 pts


78.8

77.9

+0.9 pts

+1.2 pts

Domestic

77.3

75.1

+2.2 pts

+2.3 pts


76.9

73.9

+3.0 pts

+3.2 pts

Europe

76.5

76.9

-0.4 pts

-0.5 pts


75.2

73.9

+1.3 pts

+1.4 pts

North America

80.7

80.1

+0.6 pts

+0.6 pts


79.3

78.7

+0.6 pts

+0.7 pts

Latin America & Caribbean

78.3

80.1

-1.8 pts



82.9

81.5

+1.4 pts


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

77.6

75.5

+2.1 pts



78.7

76.9

+1.8 pts


Asia Pacific

80.5

80.6

-0.1 pts



81.0

81.5

-0.5 pts












Cargo Tonne Km (m)










Cargo CTK

452

440

2.7%

-0.4%


1,772

1,754

1.0%

-1.7%











 

Performance by Airline

 

Month of April


Year to Date

 

 

VUELING

 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

Pro-forma


 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

Pro-forma

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

2,193

1,982

10.6%



6,818

5,694

19.7%


Available Seat Km (m)

2,794

2,522

10.8%



8,532

7,393

15.4%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

0

0

n/a



0

0

n/a


 

 

AER LINGUS

 










Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,443

0

n/a

6.3%


4,623

0

n/a

12.3%

Available Seat Km (m)

1,896

0

n/a

9.3%


6,083

0

n/a

10.2%

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

11

0

n/a

-21.4%


41

0

n/a

-16.3%

 

IBERIA










Revenue Passenger Km (m)

3,848

3,786

1.6%



15,307

13,995

9.4%


Available Seat Km (m)

4,962

4,878

1.7%



19,092

17,922

6.5%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

94

87

8.0%



355

336

5.7%


 

BRITISH AIRWAYS










Revenue Passenger Km (m)

11,649

11,482

1.5%



44,607

43,459

2.6%


Available Seat Km (m)

14,700

14,603

0.7%



56,796

55,793

1.8%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

347

353

-1.7%



1,376

1,418

-3.0%


 

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