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IAG Traffic and Capacity Statistics: December 2018

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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    Performance 1

         

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`

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

1,615

1,447

11.6%

 

 

23,516

21,412

9.8%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

2,202

1,904

15.7%

 

 

29,030

26,386

10.0%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

73.3

76.0

-2.7    pts

 

 

81.0

81.1

-0.1 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

20

14

42.9%

 

 

174

155

12.3%

 

British Airways 3 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

11,934

11,524

3.6%

 

 

152,177

147,341

3.3%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

14,848

14,247

4.2%

 

 

184,547

180,070

2.5%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

80.4

80.9

-0.5    pts

 

 

82.5

81.8

+0.7 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

364

371

-1.9%

 

 

4,395

4,500

-2.3%

 

Iberia 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

5,105

4,452

14.7%

 

 

61,354

54,941

11.7%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

6,127

5,355

14.4%

 

 

71,616

65,351

9.6%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

83.3

83.1

+0.2    pts

 

 

85.7

84.1

+1.6 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

113

99

14.1%

 

 

1,144

1,107

3.4%

 

Vueling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Passenger Km (m)

2,134

1,935

10.3%

 

 

31,973

29,125

9.8%

 

Available Seat Km (m)

2,660

2,443

8.9%

 

 

37,431

34,378

8.9%

 

Passenger load factor (%)

80.2

79.2

+1.0    pts

 

 

85.4

84.7

+0.7 pts

 

Cargo Tonne Km (m)

0

0

        n/a

 

 

0

0

        n/a

 

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