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IAG Traffic And Capacity Statistics Dec 2018
RNS Number : 5397M
International Cons Airlines Group
08 January 2019
 

 

DECEMBER 2018 - GROUP TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS

 

Group traffic in December, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 8.8 per cent versus 2017; Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 9.4 per cent.

In 2018 IAG carried almost 113 million passengers, which is over 8 million more than in 2017.

8 January 2019

 

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS

On 18 December, British Airways announced that it will resume flights to Islamabad, Pakistan from June 2019. The new route will operate three times a week on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

In December, British Airways also announced that it has welcomed more than one million passengers at its London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 First Wing facility since it opened in April 2017. In addition, British Airways trialled virtual reality technology at check-in desks at Heathrow Terminal 5, giving customers a 360° tour of Club World. Customers were given the choice to upgrade their seat to enjoy the experience.  

Iberia Express was the world's most punctual low-cost airline in 2018, according to Flightstats. The airline led the ranking for the fifth consecutive year with 86.47 per cent of its flights arriving on time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEI: 959800TZHQRUSH1ESL13

 

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

 

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 2017; these documents are available on www.iagshares.com.

Group Performance1

 

Month of December

 

Year to Date

 

 

2018

2017

Change

 


2018

2017

Change

 











Passengers Carried ('000s)

8,294

7,670

8.1%



112,920

104,829

7.7%


Domestic2

1,983

1,847

7.4%



26,585

24,363

9.1%


Europe

4,164

3,867

7.7%



60,566

56,236

7.7%


North America

923

853

8.2%



12,138

11,265

7.7%


Latin America & Caribbean

501

413

21.3%



5,346

4,854

10.1%


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

538

519

3.7%



5,986

5,854

2.3%


Asia Pacific

185

171

8.2%



2,299

2,257

1.9%












Revenue Passenger Km (m)

21,053

19,358

8.8%



270,657

252,819

7.1%


Domestic

1,479

1,335

10.8%



18,953

16,994

11.5%


Europe

4,539

4,250

6.8%



70,626

65,551

7.7%


North America

6,067

5,584

8.6%



80,542

74,551

8.0%


Latin America & Caribbean

4,126

3,509

17.6%



45,334

41,387

9.5%


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

3,070

2,951

4.0%



32,466

31,626

2.7%


Asia Pacific

1,772

1,729

2.5%



22,735

22,710

0.1%












Available Seat Km (m)

26,193

23,949

9.4%



324,808

306,185

6.1%


Domestic

1,793

1,645

9.0%



22,285

20,435

9.1%


Europe

5,885

5,504

6.9%



84,883

79,911

6.2%


North America

7,652

6,958

10.0%



97,829

90,624

8.0%


Latin America & Caribbean

4,966

4,192

18.5%



53,542

49,254

8.7%


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

3,700

3,549

4.3%



39,424

39,126

0.8%


Asia Pacific

2,197

2,101

4.6%



26,846

26,835

0.0%












Passenger Load Factor (%)

80.4

80.8

-0.4 pts



83.3

82.6

+0.7 pts


Domestic

82.5

81.2

+1.3 pts



85.0

83.2

+1.8 pts


Europe

77.1

77.2

-0.1 pts



83.2

82.0

+1.2 pts


North America

79.3

80.3

-1.0 pts



82.3

82.3

+0.0 pts


Latin America & Caribbean

83.1

83.7

-0.6 pts



84.7

84.0

+0.7 pts


Africa, Middle East & S,Asia

83.0

83.2

-0.2 pts



82.4

80.8

+1.6 pts


Asia Pacific

80.7

82.3

-1.6 pts



84.7

84.6

+0.1 pts












Cargo Tonne Km (m)










Cargo CTK

497

484

2.7%



5,713

5,762

-0.9%












 

 

Performance by Airline

Month of December


Year to Date

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

Change



2018

2017

 

Change


AER LINGUS

1,615

1,447

11.6%



23,516

21,412

9.8%


Revenue Passenger Km (m)

2,202

1,904

15.7%



29,030

26,386

10.0%


Available Seat Km (m)

73.3

76.0

-2.7 pts



81.0

81.1

-0.1 pts


Passenger load factor (%)

20

14

42.9%



174

155

12.3%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)










     BRITISH AIRWAYS 3

11,934

11,524

3.6%



152,177

147,341

3.3%


Revenue Passenger Km (m)

14,848

14,247

4.2%



184,547

180,070

2.5%


Available Seat Km (m)

80.4

80.9

-0.5 pts



82.5

81.8

+0.7 pts


Passenger load factor (%)

364

371

-1.9%



4,395

4,500

-2.3%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)










IBERIA 4

5,105

4,452

14.7%



61,354

54,941

11.7%


Revenue Passenger Km (m)

6,127

5,355

14.4%



71,616

65,351

9.6%


Available Seat Km (m)

83.3

83.1

+0.2 pts



85.7

84.1

+1.6 pts


Passenger load factor (%)

113

99

14.1%



1,144

1,107

3.4%


Cargo Tonne Km (m)










   VUELING

2,134

1,935

10.3%



31,973

29,125

9.8%


Revenue Passenger Km (m)

2,660

2,443

8.9%



37,431

34,378

8.9%


Available Seat Km (m)

80.2

79.2

+1.0 pts



85.4

84.7

+0.7 pts


Passenger load factor (%)

0

0

        n/a



0

0

        n/a


Cargo Tonne Km (m)

1,615

1,447

11.6%



23,516

21,412

9.8%


1 Group performance comprises Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia (including Iberia Express), LEVEL and Vueling

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

3 British Airways figures exclude Openskies in 2018, but include Openskies in 2017

4 Iberia figures include LEVEL Spain


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