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IAG Traffic & Capacity Statistics - March 2017
  • Group traffic in March, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 2.6 per cent versus March 2016; Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 2.4 per cent.
  • Group premium traffic for the month of March increased by 6.9 per cent compared to the previous year.

5 April 2017

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS
On 17 March, IAG launched LEVEL - a new low cost longhaul airline brand that will start its operation in June 2017 with flights from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco (Oakland), Buenos Aires and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic). LEVEL will fly two new Airbus A330 aircraft fitted with 293 economy and 21 premium economy seats. Initially it will be operated by Iberia's flight and cabin crew and will create up to 250 jobs in Barcelona.

During March, British Airways introduced its European business-class service (Club Europe) on all its UK domestic flights. The airline also enhanced the catering for all Club Europe services across its short-haul network.

On 29 March, Iberia and Qatar Airways announced a code-share agreement on flights between Madrid and Doha, as well as on 28 Iberia destinations in Spain and Portugal. This agreement will offer passengers more flight options and enhanced connections.

 

 

 

This announcement contains inside information and is disclosed in accordance with the company's obligations under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014.
Enrique Dupuy, Chief Financial Officer, (responsible for arranging the release of this announcement).

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 2016; these documents are available on www.iagshares.com.


Group Performance1

 

Month of March

 

Year to Date

 

2017

2016

Change

 

 

2017

2016

Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passengers Carried ('000s)

7,917

7,657

3.4%

 

 

21,147

20,369

3.8%

 

Domestic2

1,909

1,795

6.4%

 

 

4,997

4,767

4.8%

 

Europe

4,083

3,974

2.7%

 

 

10,760

10,341

4.1%

 

North America

859

854

0.6%

 

 

2,254

2,214

1.8%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

394

389

1.3%

 

 

1,180

1,184

-0.3%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

478

467

2.4%

 

 

1,400

1,364

2.6%

 

Asia Pacific

194

178

9.0%

 

 

556

499

11.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

19,475

18,985

2.6%

 

 

53,944

52,222

3.3%

 

Domestic

1,312

1,241

5.7%

 

 

3,488

3,326

4.9%

 

Europe

4,534

4,465

1.5%

 

 

11,887

11,500

3.4%

 

North America

5,675

5,640

0.6%

 

 

14,957

14,709

1.7%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

3,335

3,243

2.8%

 

 

9,966

9,913

0.5%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

2,672

2,608

2.5%

 

 

8,046

7,765

3.6%

 

Asia Pacific

1,947

1,788

8.9%

 

 

5,600

5,009

11.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available Seat Km (m)

24,162

23,589

2.4%

 

 

68,304

66,151

3.3%

 

Domestic

1,633

1,577

3.6%

 

 

4,442

4,336

2.4%

 

Europe

5,670

5,639

0.5%

 

 

15,479

15,395

0.5%

 

North America

7,129

6,844

4.2%

 

 

19,764

18,682

5.8%

 

Latin America & Caribbean

4,071

3,989

2.1%

 

 

11,900

11,742

1.3%

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

3,364

3,313

1.5%

 

 

10,075

9,824

2.6%

 

Asia Pacific

2,295

2,227

3.1%

 

 

6,644

6,172

7.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger Load Factor (%)

80.6

80.5

+0.1 pts

 

 

79.0

78.9

+0.1 pts

 

Domestic

80.3

78.7

+1.6 pts

 

 

78.5

76.7

+1.8 pts

 

Europe

80.0

79.2

+0.8 pts

 

 

76.8

74.7

+2.1 pts

 

North America

79.6

82.4

-2.8 pts

 

 

75.7

78.7

-3.0 pts

 

Latin America & Caribbean

81.9

81.3

+0.6 pts

 

 

83.7

84.4

-0.7 pts

 

Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

79.4

78.7

+0.7 pts

 

 

79.9

79.0

+0.9 pts

 

Asia Pacific

84.8

80.3

+4.5 pts

 

 

84.3

81.2

+3.1 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cargo CTK

501

470

6.6%

 

 

1,367

1,320

3.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance by Airline

Month of March

 

Year to Date

 

 

Vueling

 


2017

 

2016

 

Change

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

Change

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,948

1,865

4.5%

 

 

5,022

4,625

8.6%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

2,310

2,212

4.4%

 

 

6,182

5,738

7.7%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

0

0

n/a

 

 

0

0

n/a

 

 

Aer Lingus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,450

1,383

4.8%

 

 

3,482

3,180

9.5%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

1,876

1,676

11.9%

 

 

4,802

4,187

14.7%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

15

11

36.4%

 

 

36

30

20.0%

 

 

Iberia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

4,205

4,020

4.6%

 

 

11,803

11,459

3.0%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

5,095

5,015

1.6%

 

 

14,306

14,130

1.2%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

94

91

3.3%

 

 

253

261

-3.1%

 

 

British Airways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

11,872

11,717

1.3%

 

 

33,637

32,958

2.1%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

14,881

14,686

1.3%

 

 

43,014

42,096

2.2%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

392

368

6.5%

 

 

1,078

1,029

4.8%

 

1 Group performance comprises Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia (including Iberia Express) and Vueling. Vueling traffic is currently accounted as non-premium traffic
2 Domestic includes routes within UK, Spain, Ireland and Italy