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Wednesday 06 January, 2010

British Airways PLC

Traffic and capacity statisti

RNS Number : 1267F
British Airways PLC
06 January 2010
 




TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS - December 2009


 


Summary of the headline figures


In December 2009, passenger capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres, was 4.2 per cent below December 2008. Traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, fell by 4.0 per cent. This resulted in a passenger load factor increase of 0.1 points versus last year, to 76.8 per cent.  Traffic comprised a 0.7 per cent decrease in premium traffic and a 4.6 per cent decrease in non-premium traffic. Within premium, Club World was up 1.6 per cent. Despite severe weather in the month, 98 per cent of flights operated. 


Cargo, measured in Cargo Tonne Kilometres, rose by 7.2 per cent.  



Market conditions


Underlying conditions remain as reported last month with longhaul premium continuing to show signs of improvement.



Strategic Developments


British Airways launched a new service from Gatwick to Innsbruck which operates five times each week. 


The airline celebrated 80 years of flying to India and commemorated the anniversary with a series of local events including photographic exhibitions in Delhi and Mumbai to illustrate eight decades of travel.


British Airways launched its winter sale offering savings of up to £350. The sale will run until January 26, 2010, for travel dates between January 1 and November 30, 2010. 




January 6, 2010


BRITISH AIRWAYS SCHEDULED SERVICES




Financial year to date



Month of December


April to December





Change




Change



2009

2008

(%)

 

2009

2008

(%)


Passengers carried (000) 









UK/Europe

1,373

1,440

 -4.7


15,400

15,980

 -3.6


Americas

579

615

 -5.9


5,959

5,965

 -0.1


Asia Pacific

123

133

 -7.7


1,191

1,411

 -15.6


Africa and Middle East

326

323

+0.9


2,695

2,637

+2.2


Total

2,401

2,511

 -4.4


25,245

25,993

 -2.9




 




 



Revenue passenger km (m)


 




 



UK/Europe

1,350

1,450

 -6.9


16,106

16,603

 -3.0


Americas

3,991

4,172

 -4.3


40,524

40,183

+0.8


Asia Pacific

1,314

1,408

 -6.7


12,423

14,469

 -14.1


Africa and Middle East

2,157

2,154

+0.2


17,612

17,318

+1.7


Total

8,812

9,183

 -4.0


86,665

88,572

 -2.2




 




 



Available seat km (m)


 




 



UK/Europe

2,045

2,290

 -10.7


21,718

23,178

 -6.3


Americas

5,011

5,184

 -3.3


48,826

50,023

 -2.4


Asia Pacific

1,580

1,737

 -9.1


14,641

17,433

 -16.0


Africa and Middle East

2,841

2,766

+2.7


23,475

22,393

+4.8


Total

11,477

11,977

 -4.2


108,660

113,026

 -3.9




 







Passenger load factor (%)


 







UK/Europe

66.0

63.3

+2.7

pts

74.2

71.6

+2.6

pts

Americas

79.7

80.5

 -0.8

pts

83.0

80.3

+2.7

pts

Asia Pacific

83.2

81.1

+2.1

pts

84.8

83.0

+1.8

pts

Africa and Middle East

75.9

77.9

 -2.0

pts

75.0

77.3

 -2.3 

pts

Total

76.8

76.7

+0.1

pts

79.8

78.4

+1.4

pts



 




 



Revenue tonne km (RTK) (m)


 




 



Cargo tonne km (CTK)

385

360

+7.2


3,440

3,606

 -4.6


Total RTK

1,272

1,289

 -1.3


12,097

12,445

 -2.8


Available tonne km (m)

1,729

1,798

 -3.8


16,268

16,970

 -4.1




 




 



Overall load factor (%)

73.6

71.7

+1.9

pts

74.4

73.3

+1.1

pts




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 programs, 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 itemize 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. Fuller information on some factors which could result in material difference to the results is available in the Company's Annual Report for the year ended March 31, 2009, which is available on www.bashareholders.com.



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