REG - Intl Con Airline Grp - Traffic Statistics August 2012

Wed Sep 5, 2012 10:00am EDT

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International Cons Airlines Group
05 September 2012
 



 

 

INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES GROUP


AUGUST 2012 - GROUP TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS

 

§ In August 2012, Group traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres rose by 5.0 per cent versus August 2011 (up 2.3 per cent on a like for like basis); Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres was up 5.6 per cent (up 2.5 per cent on a like for like basis).

§ Group premium traffic for the month of August grew by 12.6 per cent compared to the previous year, with 3.9 per cent growth in non-premium traffic.

§ Underlying market conditions remain unchanged from guidance given at Quarter Two results.  Trading conditions at our London hub remain firm.  Performance at Madrid continues to be impacted by weak economic conditions, with short haul traffic particularly affected.

 

September 5th, 2012

 

 

 

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS

 

After a review of options for bmibaby and following formal consultation with union and employee representatives, the bmibaby business will be closed with the last flight departing September 9th 2012.

Iberia Express has carried more than one million passengers in its first five months of operations. The airline also announced a new route between Madrid and Amsterdam and a codeshare agreement with American Airlines.

 

British Airways will launch a new service to Colombo, Sri Lanka, from London Gatwick starting on March 31, 2013. The three times a week service will be via Male in the Maldives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certain information included in these statements is forward-looking and involves risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, projections relating to results of operations and financial conditions and the Company's plans and objectives for future operations, including, without limitation, discussions of the Company's Business Plan, expected future revenues, financing plans and expected expenditures and divestments. All forward-looking statements in this report are based upon information known to the Company on the date of this report. The Company 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 Company's forward-looking statements 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 to the Company and its risk management process is given in the Annual Report and Accounts 2011; this document is available on www.iagshares.com.

 

 

www.iagshares.com


 investor.relations@iairgroup.com



 

Group Performance 1

Month of August


Year to Date


 










 


2012

2011

Change

Like for like change 2

2012

2011

Change

Like for like change 2










 

Passengers Carried ('000s)

5,212

4,841

7.7%

2.3%

36,373

34,652

5.0%

1.7%

 

Domestic (UK & Spain)

1,138

899

26.6%


7,917

7,333

8.0%


 

Europe

2,230

2,226

0.2%


15,355

15,025

2.2%


 

North America

840

786

6.9%


5,729

5,340

7.3%


 

Latin America & Caribbean

415

436

-4.8%


3,159

3,197

-1.2%


 

Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

447

356

25.6%


3,180

2,748

15.7%


 

Asia Pacific

142

138

2.9%


1,033

1,009

2.4%


 










 

Revenue Passenger Km (millions)

16,613

15,829

5.0%

2.3%

118,069

112,361

5.1%

3.4%

 

Domestic (UK & Spain)

767

603

27.2%


5,039

4,564

10.4%


 

Europe

2,827

2,821

0.2%


18,860

18,612

1.3%


 

North America

5,622

5,296

6.2%


38,668

35,879

7.8%


 

Latin America & Caribbean

3,452

3,558

-3.0%


26,377

26,212

0.6%


 

Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

2,525

2,149

17.5%


18,719

16,764

11.7%


 

Asia Pacific

1,420

1,402

1.3%


10,406

10,330

0.7%


 










 

Available Seat Km (millions)

19,683

18,642

5.6%

2.5%

146,685

142,007

3.3%

1.5%

 

Domestic (UK & Spain)

986

766

28.7%


6,680

6,234

7.2%


 

Europe

3,560

3,369

5.7%


25,249

25,067

0.7%


 

North America

6,275

5,917

6.1%


46,245

44,018

5.1%


 

Latin America & Caribbean

4,000

4,163

-3.9%


31,067

31,404

-1.1%


 

Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

3,125

2,716

15.1%


24,332

22,322

9.0%


 

Asia Pacific

1,737

1,711

1.5%


13,112

12,962

1.2%


 










 

Passenger Load Factor (%)

84.4

84.9

-0.5 pts

-0.1 pts

80.5

79.1

+1.4 pts

+1.6 pts

 

Domestic (UK & Spain)

77.8

78.7

-0.9 pts


75.4

73.2

+2.2 pts


 

Europe

79.4

83.7

-4.3 pts


74.7

74.2

+0.5 pts


 

North America

89.6

89.5

+0.1 pts


83.6

81.5

+2.1 pts


 

Latin America & Caribbean

86.3

85.5

+0.8 pts


84.9

83.5

+1.4 pts


 

Africa, Middle East & S.Asia

80.8

79.1

+1.7 pts


76.9

75.1

+1.8 pts


 

Asia Pacific

81.8

81.9

-0.1 pts


79.4

79.7

-0.3 pts


 










 

Cargo and Total Capacity (millions)









 

Cargo Tonne Km

495

481

2.9%

1.8%

4,016

4,064

-1.2%

-1.8%

 

Total Revenue Tonne Km

2,084

1,988

4.8%


15,276

14,744

3.6%


 

Available Tonne Km

2,747

2,606

5.4%


20,725

20,005

3.6%


 










 

Overall Load Factor

75.9

76.3

-0.4 pts

-0.5 pts

73.7

73.7

+0.0 pts

-0.1 pts

 

 

 

 









 










 

Performance by Airline

Month of August


Year to Date


 










 










 

  IBERIA     3

 

2012

2011

Change


2012

2011

Change


 

Revenue Passenger Km (millions)

4,732

4,743

-0.2%


33,690

34,585

-2.6%


 

Available Seat Km (millions)

5,613

5,608

0.1%


40,670

42,246

-3.7%


 

Cargo Tonne Km (millions)

88

98

-10.2%


768

879

-12.6%


 










 

BRITISH AIRWAYS 3

2012

2011

Change

Like for like change 2

2012

2011

Change

Like for like change 2

Revenue Passenger Km (millions)

11,881

11,086

7.2%

3.4%

84,379

77,777

8.5%

6.1%

 

Available Seat Km (millions)

14,071

13,035

7.9%

3.5%

106,015

99,760

6.3%

3.7%

 

Cargo Tonne Km (millions)

407

383

6.3%

5.0%

3,248

3,185

2.0%

1.2%

 

 

 

Notes:

1 Group Performance comprises British Airways (including bmi Mainline, excluding bmibaby) and Iberia (including Iberia Express).  Year to Date 2012 includes bmi Mainline from 20 April 2012.

2 Like for like change compares 2012 IAG, excluding the impact of bmi on British Airways; against the 2011 reported IAG

3 Iberia Performance includes Iberia Express.  British Airways Performance excludes bmibaby

 


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