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IAG Traffic & Capacity Statistics - May 2016
 

MAY 2016 - IAG GROUP TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS

 

§ Group traffic in May, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 14.1 per cent versus May 2015 (up 4.4 per cent on a pro-forma basis); Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 14.1 per cent (up 4.5 per cent on a pro-forma basis).

§ Group premium traffic for the month of May increased by 1.4 per cent on a pro-forma basis.

 

3 June 2016

 

 

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS

On 5 May, IAG announced an agreement with Gogo to provide high-speed inflight connectivity on longhaul flights using next generation satellite-based systems. IAG will be the first European airline group to use Gogo's latest technology called "2Ku". In total, 118 British Airways, four Aer Lingus B757s and up to 15 Iberia longhaul aircraft will be fitted with 2Ku. By early 2019, 90 per cent of IAG airlines' longhaul fleet will be fitted with high quality connectivity.

 

On 18 May, British Airways announced that it is launching the only direct flight between London and Santiago in Chile from January 3, 2017. The four-a-week flight will be served by the airline's newest aircraft, the four-cabin 787-9 Dreamliner, complete with a new First cabin.

 

On 12 May, Vueling announced that it had signed an interline agreement with LATAM to improve trans-European traffic by providing more long-haul connections at Vueling's Barcelona hub.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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 May

 

Year to Date


2016

2015

Change

Pro-forma2


2016

2015

Change

Pro-forma3











Passengers Carried ('000s)

8,874

7,314

21.3%

7.3%


37,223

30,844

20.7%

8.1%

Domestic4

1,975

1,770

11.6%

9.4%


8,557

7,773

10.1%

7.8%

Europe

4,918

3,740

31.5%

8.9%


19,572

14,767

32.5%

10.5%

North America

989

834

18.6%

1.2%


4,083

3,485

17.2%

3.0%

Latin America & Caribbean

374

371

0.8%



1,916

1,838

4.2%


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

438

442

-0.9%



2,236

2,222

0.6%


Asia Pacific

180

157

14.6%



859

759

13.2%












Revenue Passenger Km (m)

20,919

18,340

14.1%

4.4%


92,274

81,488

13.2%

5.7%

Domestic

1,343

1,173

14.5%

12.7%


5,917

5,175

14.3%

12.4%

Europe

5,828

4,493

29.7%

8.3%


22,331

17,091

30.7%

10.7%

North America

6,540

5,617

16.4%

2.1%


27,067

23,602

14.7%

3.2%

Latin America & Caribbean

3,118

3,135

-0.5%



16,017

15,569

2.9%


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,312

2,370

-2.4%



12,364

12,530

-1.3%


Asia Pacific

1,778

1,552

14.6%



8,578

7,521

14.1%












Available Seat Km (m)

26,211

22,980

14.1%

4.5%


116,714

104,088

12.1%

4.5%

Domestic

1,678

1,557

7.8%

5.9%


7,628

6,969

9.5%

7.3%

Europe

7,447

5,753

29.4%

8.0%


29,385

22,808

28.8%

9.0%

North America

7,799

6,661

17.1%

2.7%


33,691

29,503

14.2%

2.6%

Latin America & Caribbean

4,025

3,859

4.3%



19,579

19,110

2.5%


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,991

3,138

-4.7%



15,762

16,358

-3.6%


Asia Pacific

2,271

2,012

12.9%



10,669

9,340

14.2%












Passenger Load Factor (%)

79.8

79.8

+0.0 pts

-0.1 pts


79.1

78.3

+0.8 pts

+1.0 pts

Domestic

80.0

75.3

+4.7 pts

+4.7 pts


77.6

74.3

+3.3 pts

+3.6 pts

Europe

78.3

78.1

+0.2 pts

+0.3 pts


76.0

74.9

+1.1 pts

+1.1 pts

North America

83.9

84.3

-0.4 pts

-0.4 pts


80.3

80.0

+0.3 pts

+0.4 pts

Latin America & Caribbean

77.5

81.2

-3.7 pts



81.8

81.5

+0.3 pts


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

77.3

75.5

+1.8 pts



78.4

76.6

+1.8 pts


Asia Pacific

78.3

77.1

+1.2 pts



80.4

80.5

-0.1 pts












Cargo Tonne Km (m)










Cargo CTK

453

437

3.7%

0.7%


2,225

2,191

1.6%

-1.2%











 

Performance by Airline

 

Month of May


Year to Date

 

 

VUELING

 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

Pro-forma


 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

Pro-forma

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

2,509

2,167

15.8%



9,327

7,861

18.6%


Available Seat Km (m)

3,105

2,737

13.4%



11,637

10,130

14.9%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

0

0

n/a



0

0

n/a


 

 

AER LINGUS

 










Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,794

0

n/a

5.7%


6,417

0

n/a

10.4%

Available Seat Km (m)

2,249

0

n/a

6.5%


8,332

0

n/a

9.2%

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

11

0

n/a

-15.4%


52

0

n/a

-16.1%

 

IBERIA










Revenue Passenger Km (m)

4,064

4,003

1.5%



19,371

17,998

7.6%


Available Seat Km (m)

5,214

5,061

3.0%



24,306

22,983

5.8%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

82

82

0.0%



437

418

4.5%


 

BRITISH AIRWAYS










Revenue Passenger Km (m)

12,552

12,170

3.1%



57,159

55,629

2.8%


Available Seat Km (m)

15,643

15,182

3.0%



72,439

70,975

2.1%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

360

355

1.4%



1,736

1,773

-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