International Consoliadated Airlines traffic in October increased by 4.8%

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International Consolidated Airlines (LON:IAG) traffic in October, measured in revenue passenger kilometres, increased by 4.8 per cent versus the same period last year; IAG capacity measured in available seat kilometres increased by 2.7 per cent versus the same period last year.

Group performance Month of October Year to date
2019 2018 yoy 2019 2018 yoy
Passengers carried (‘000s) 10,364 10,028 3.40% 100,812 96,269 4.70%
Domestic 2,502 2,384 4.90% 23,944 22,523 6.30%
Europe 5,444 5,359 1.60% 53,753 52,205 3.00%
North America 1,162 1,123 3.50% 10,698 10,285 4.00%
Latin America & Caribbean 527 468 12.60% 5,231 4,386 19.30%
Africa, Middle East & S,Asia 513 488 5.10% 5,099 4,952 3.00%
Asia Pacific 216 206 4.90% 2,087 1,918 8.80%
Revenue passenger km (m) 24,975 23,831 4.80% 241,582 228,875 5.60%
Domestic 1,881 1,707 10.20% 17,572 15,971 10.00%
Europe 6,320 6,227 1.50% 62,855 61,491 2.20%
North America 7,636 7,417 3.00% 70,581 68,364 3.20%
Latin America & Caribbean 4,418 3,910 13.00% 43,458 37,420 16.10%
Africa, Middle East & S,Asia 2,645 2,596 1.90% 27,111 26,543 2.10%
Asia Pacific 2,075 1,974 5.10% 20,005 19,086 4.80%
Available seat km (m) 29,370 28,592 2.70% 285,119 272,936 4.50%
Domestic 2,154 1,995 8.00% 20,032 18,691 7.20%
Europe 7,491 7,563 -1.00% 74,967 73,207 2.40%
North America 8,928 8,834 1.10% 83,851 82,630 1.50%
Latin America & Caribbean 5,158 4,729 9.10% 50,255 43,841 14.60%
Africa, Middle East & S,Asia 3,247 3,151 3.00% 32,680 32,179 1.60%
Asia Pacific 2,392 2,320 3.10% 23,334 22,388 4.20%
Passenger load factor (%) 85 83.3 +1.7 pts 84.7 83.9 +0.8 pts
Domestic 87.3 85.6 +1.7 pts 87.7 85.4 +2.3 pts
Europe 84.4 82.3 +2.1 pts 83.8 84 -0.2 pts
North America 85.5 84 +1.5 pts 84.2 82.7 +1.5 pts
Latin America & Caribbean 85.7 82.7 +3.0 pts 86.5 85.4 +1.1 pts
Africa, Middle East & S,Asia 81.5 82.4 -0.9 pts 83.0 82.5 +0.5 pts
Asia Pacific 86.7 85.1 +1.6 pts 85.7 85.3 +0.4 pts
Cargo tonne km (m) 487 517 -5.80% 4,637 4,707 -1.50%

Strategic developments

On October 10th, International Consolidated Airlines Group announced that it will be the first airline group worldwide to commit to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.  From January 2020, British Airways will become the first UK airline to offset carbon emissions on all its domestic flights. Customers’ carbon emissions will be offset by the airline and invested in carbon reduction projects around the world.