Intl Con Airline Grp IAG Traffic Statistics September 2012

  Intl Con Airline Grp (IAG) - Traffic Statistics September 2012

RNS Number : 8620N
International Cons Airlines Group
03 October 2012








SEPTEMBER 2012 - IAG GROUP TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS



§ In September 2012,  Group traffic measured  in Revenue Passenger  Kilometres 
rose by 5.1 per cent versus September 2011 (up 2.7 per cent on a like for like
basis); Group capacity measured  in Available Seat Kilometres  was up 3.6  per 
cent (up 0.9 per cent on a like for like basis).

§ Group  premium traffic  for the  month of  September grew  by 8.0  per  cent 
compared to  the  previous year,  with  4.6  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.



                                                            October 3^rd, 2012







STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS



British Airways has  been engaging  in heavy promotional  activity during  and 
post the  Olympic and  Paralympic Games  culminating in  the 'Thank-you  Great 
Britain sale', which ended on  September 25^th. This has positively  impacted 
our volumes in both premium and non-premium cabins.

British Airways and Japan Airlines began a joint business agreement on October
1^st, with  the two  airlines sharing  revenue on  applicable flights  between 
Europe and Japan. The joint business offers customers a better range of fares,
flight schedules and frequent flyer benefits.

Iberia's subsidiary,  Iberia  Express,  celebrated its  first  six  months  of 
operation. The airline has  carried 1.5 million passengers  in the period  and 
has achieved a 94  per cent punctuality rating.  This winter, Iberia  Express 
will operate to 16 destinations - 7 international and 9 domestic.

British Airways and Iberia both  received awards this month. British  Airways 
won four  awards from  Business Traveller  magazine -  best airline,  business 
class, short haul  and frequent  flyer programme.  Iberia won  an award  from 
Future Travel  Experience for  the  best initiative  to assist  passengers  at 
Terminal 4 in Madrid-Barajas.











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                  Year to Date            
                          September
                                                                            
                                       Like for                      Like for
                    2012   2011 Change   like    2012    2011 Change   like
                                       change ^2                     change ^2
                                                                            
Passengers         5,117  4,708   8.7%   3.7%  41,491  39,362   5.4%   2.0% 
Carried ('000s)
Domestic (UK &     1,167    948  23.1%          9,084   8,281   9.7%        
Spain)
Europe             2,220  2,141   3.7%         17,575  17,167   2.4%        
North America        782    731   7.0%          6,512   6,071   7.3%        
Latin America &      398    404  -1.5%          3,557   3,601  -1.2%        
Caribbean
Africa, Middle       410    344  19.2%          3,589   3,093  16.0%        
East & S.Asia
Asia Pacific         140    140   0.0%          1,174   1,149   2.2%        
                                                                            
Revenue Passenger 15,829 15,061   5.1%   2.7% 133,904 127,425   5.1%   3.4% 
Km (millions)
Domestic (UK &       715    584  22.4%          5,754   5,149  11.7%        
Spain)
Europe             2,772  2,687   3.2%         21,633  21,299   1.6%        
North America      5,258  4,918   6.9%         43,928  40,799   7.7%        
Latin America &    3,368  3,399  -0.9%         29,746  29,611   0.5%        
Caribbean
Africa, Middle     2,306  2,036  13.3%         21,027  18,801  11.8%        
East & S.Asia
Asia Pacific       1,410  1,437  -1.9%         11,816  11,766   0.4%        
                                                                            
Available Seat Km 18,846 18,192   3.6%   0.9% 165,536 160,204   3.3%   1.4% 
(millions)
Domestic (UK &       939    766  22.6%          7,619   7,000   8.8%        
Spain)
Europe             3,390  3,281   3.3%         28,639  28,349   1.0%        
North America      6,097  5,790   5.3%         52,344  49,811   5.1%        
Latin America &    3,904  4,070  -4.1%         34,976  35,474  -1.4%        
Caribbean
Africa, Middle     2,887  2,616  10.4%         27,217  24,939   9.1%        
East & S.Asia
Asia Pacific       1,629  1,669  -2.4%         14,741  14,631   0.8%        
                                                                            
Passenger Load      84.0   82.8   +1.2   +1.5    80.9    79.5   +1.4   +1.6 
Factor (%)                         pts    pts                    pts    pts
Domestic (UK &      76.1   76.2   -0.1           75.5    73.6   +1.9        
Spain)                             pts                           pts
Europe              81.8   81.9   -0.1           75.5    75.1   +0.4        
                                   pts                           pts
North America       86.2   84.9   +1.3           83.9    81.9   +2.0        
                                   pts                           pts
Latin America &     86.3   83.5   +2.8           85.0    83.5   +1.5        
Caribbean                          pts                           pts
Africa, Middle      79.9   77.8   +2.1           77.3    75.4   +1.9        
East & S.Asia                      pts                           pts
Asia Pacific        86.6   86.1   +0.5           80.2    80.4   -0.2        
                                   pts                           pts
                                                                            
Cargo and Total
Capacity                                                                    
(millions)
Cargo Tonne Km       503    497   1.2%   0.5%   4,521   4,560  -0.9%  -1.5% 
Total Revenue      2,011  1,928   4.3%         17,289  16,672   3.7%        
Tonne Km
Available Tonne    2,648  2,552   3.8%         23,378  22,557   3.6%        
Km
                                                                            
Overall Load        75.9   75.5   +0.4   +0.3    74.0    73.9   +0.1   +0.0 
Factor                             pts    pts                    pts    pts


                                                                           


                                                                            
Performance by     Month of September              Year to Date             
Airline
                                                                            
                                                                            
 IBERIA ^3
                    2012   2011 Change           2012    2011 Change        

Revenue Passenger  4,478  4,515  -0.8%         38,169  39,100  -2.4%        
Km (millions)
Available Seat Km  5,398  5,470  -1.3%         46,071  47,716  -3.4%        
(millions)
Cargo Tonne Km        94    111 -15.3%            863     990 -12.8%        
(millions)
                                                                            
BRITISH AIRWAYS                        Like for                      Like for
^3                  2012   2011 Change   like    2012    2011 Change   like
                                       change ^2                     change ^2
Revenue Passenger 11,351 10,547   7.6%   4.2%  95,735  88,325   8.4%   5.9% 
Km (millions)
Available Seat Km 13,448 12,722   5.7%   1.8% 119,465 112,487   6.2%   3.5% 
(millions)
Cargo Tonne Km       409    386   6.0%   4.9%   3,658   3,570   2.5%   1.6% 
(millions)





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.

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

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



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