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4-Sep-2009 12:42 PM

British Airways Aug-2009 premium pax down 11.9%

British Airways passenger numbers down 1.7% - traffic highlights in Aug-2009:

  • Passenger numbers: 3.2 million, -1.7% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 84.7%, +1.5 ppt;
    • UK/Europe: 80.5%, +2.1 ppts;
    • Trans-Atlantic: 88.0%, +3.4 ppts;
    • Asia Pacific: 86.3%, -0.5 ppt;
    • Africa & Middle East: 80.3%, -2.0 ppts;
  • Cargo traffic (FTKs): -1.8%. [more]

British Airways: “In August 2009, passenger capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres, was 2.4% below August 2008. Traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, fell by 0.7 per cent.  This resulted in a passenger load factor increase of 1.5 points versus last year, to 84.7%. Traffic comprised an 11.9% decrease in premium traffic and a 1.3% increase in non-premium traffic. Market conditions remain unchanged with yields under pressure from the year on year impact of lower fuel surcharges, exchange movements and mix,” Company statement. Source: British Airways, 03-Sep-2009.

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