Intl Con Airline Grp IAG Traffic Statistics October 2012

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

RNS Number : 4665Q
International Cons Airlines Group
06 November 2012








INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES GROUP



OCTOBER 2012 - GROUP TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS



§ In October 2012, Group traffic measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres rose
by 3.2 per  cent versus  October 2011  (up 1.7  per cent  on a  like for  like 
basis); Group capacity measured  in Available Seat Kilometres  was up 2.7  per 
cent (up 0.8 per cent on a like for like basis).

§ Taking account of Hurricane Sandy capacity, Group capacity would have  risen 
by 3.4 per cent on an underlying basis.

§ Group premium traffic for the month of October grew by 3.2 per cent compared
to the previous year, with 3.2 per cent growth in non-premium traffic

§ Latest outlook to be provided with Q3 results on November 9^th.



                                                           November 6^th, 2012







STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS



British Airways has fully integrated bmi mainline into its operation from  the 
start of the winter season. Terminal changes at Heathrow were implemented and
British Airways now flies 20 new routes.



Qatar Airways  is to  join  the oneworld  alliance,  with British  Airways  to 
sponsor its membership into the alliance.













































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 October               Year to Date            
                                                                            
                                       Like for                      Like for
                   2012   2011 Change    like    2012    2011 Change   like
                                      change ^2                      change ^2
                                                                            
Passengers        4,901  4,561   7.5%    3.4%  46,394  43,924   5.6%   2.1% 
Carried ('000s)
Domestic (UK &    1,117    931  20.0%          10,201   9,212  10.7%        
Spain)
Europe            2,124  2,029   4.7%          19,699  19,196   2.6%        
North America       739    724   2.1%           7,252   6,795   6.7%        
Latin America &     387    399  -3.0%           3,944   4,001  -1.4%        
Caribbean
Africa, Middle      398    344  15.7%           3,988   3,437  16.0%        
East & S.Asia
Asia Pacific        136    134   1.5%           1,310   1,283   2.1%        
                                                                            
Revenue
Passenger Km     15,212 14,738   3.2%    1.7% 149,128 142,160   4.9%   3.2% 
(millions)
Domestic (UK &      705    585  20.5%           6,458   5,734  12.6%        
Spain)
Europe            2,615  2,527   3.5%          24,248  23,826   1.8%        
North America     4,996  4,880   2.4%          48,931  45,677   7.1%        
Latin America &   3,246  3,310  -1.9%          32,992  32,920   0.2%        
Caribbean
Africa, Middle    2,285  2,067  10.5%          23,313  20,868  11.7%        
East & S.Asia
Asia Pacific      1,365  1,369  -0.3%          13,186  13,135   0.4%        
                                                                            
Available Seat   18,887 18,390   2.7%    0.8% 184,436 178,591   3.3%   1.3% 
Km (millions)
Domestic (UK &      947    762  24.3%           8,567   7,762  10.4%        
Spain)
Europe            3,325  3,245   2.5%          31,963  31,594   1.2%        
North America     5,906  5,827   1.4%          58,256  55,635   4.7%        
Latin America &   4,012  4,090  -1.9%          38,988  39,564  -1.5%        
Caribbean
Africa, Middle    3,005  2,746   9.4%          30,223  27,685   9.2%        
East & S.Asia
Asia Pacific      1,692  1,720  -1.6%          16,439  16,351   0.5%        
                                                                            
Passenger Load     80.5   80.1   +0.4    +0.7    80.9    79.6   +1.3   +1.4 
Factor (%)                        pts     pts                    pts    pts
Domestic (UK &     74.4   76.8   -2.4            75.4    73.9   +1.5        
Spain)                            pts                            pts
Europe             78.6   77.9   +0.7            75.9    75.4   +0.5        
                                  pts                            pts
North America      84.6   83.7   +0.9            84.0    82.1   +1.9        
                                  pts                            pts
Latin America &    80.9   80.9   +0.0            84.6    83.2   +1.4        
Caribbean                         pts                            pts
Africa, Middle     76.0   75.3   +0.7            77.1    75.4   +1.7        
East & S.Asia                     pts                            pts
Asia Pacific       80.7   79.6   +1.1            80.2    80.3   -0.1        
                                  pts                            pts
                                                                            
Cargo and Total
Capacity                                                                    
(millions)
Cargo Tonne Km      530    533  -0.6%   -0.9%   5,051   5,093  -0.8%  -1.4% 
Total Revenue     1,975  1,928   2.4%          19,266  18,600   3.6%        
Tonne Km
Available Tonne   2,652  2,591   2.4%          26,032  25,151   3.5%        
Km
                                                                            
Overall Load       74.5   74.4   +0.1    +0.2    74.0    74.0   +0.0   -0.1 
Factor                            pts     pts                    pts    pts


                                                                           


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

Revenue
Passenger Km      4,267  4,429  -3.7%          42,436  43,529  -2.5%        
(millions)
Available Seat    5,366  5,403  -0.7%          51,437  53,119  -3.2%        
Km (millions)
Cargo Tonne Km      109    128 -14.8%             972   1,118 -13.1%        
(millions)
                                                                            
BRITISH AIRWAYS                        Like for                      Like for
^3                 2012   2011 Change    like    2012    2011 Change   like
                                      change ^2                      change ^2
Revenue
Passenger Km     10,945 10,308   6.2%    4.0% 106,692  98,631   8.2%   5.7% 
(millions)
Available Seat   13,521 12,988   4.1%    1.4% 132,999 125,473   6.0%   3.3% 
Km (millions)
Cargo Tonne Km      421    405   4.0%    3.5%   4,079   3,975   2.6%   1.8% 
(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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