6-Jul-2010 12:41 PM

British Airways' passenger numbers down 12.5% in Jun-210

British Airways passenger numbers down 12.5% - traffic highlights in Jun-2010:

  • Passenger numbers: 2.6 million, -12.5% year-on-year;
  • Passenger load factor: 77.5%, -2.1 ppts;
    • Europe: 75.1%, +0.1 ppt;
    • Trans-Atlantic: 81.4%, -2.8 ppts;
    • Asia Pacific: 78.6%, -5.7 ppts;
    • Africa and Middle East: 70.1%, -1.0 ppt. [more]

British Airways: “Traffic, and as a result profitability, in the first quarter, has been affected by seven days of volcanic ash in April and 23 days of industrial activity in May and June. Traffic was 14.9% down on quarter one 2009 and capacity, measured in ASKs, was down 11.3%, resulting in a passenger load factor 3.1 ppts lower than last year. Although the yields over the period have been stronger year-on-year, reflecting the underlying economic improvement, they have not fully offset the impact of lower volumes,” Company statement. Source: British Airways, 05-Jul-2010.