6-Oct-2010 11:52 AM

British Airways pax up 4.3%, led by premium traffic in Sep-2010

British Airways passenger numbers up 4.3% - traffic highlights in Sep-2010:

  • Passenger numbers: 3.0 million, +4.3% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPKs): +1.3%;
    • Premium: +4.3%;
    • Non-premium: +0.7%;
  • Passenger load factor: 82.4%, +0.9 ppt;
    • UK/Europe: 81.4%, +2.4 ppts;
    • Trans-Atlantic: 83.7%, -0.7 ppt;
    • Asia Pacific: 88.0%, -1.2 ppt;
    • Africa and Middle East: 77.1%, +4.2 ppts;
  • Cargo traffic (FTKs): +2.0%. [more]

British Airways: “In September 2010 traffic, measured in revenue passenger kilometres, rose by 1.3%.  Passenger capacity, measured in available seat kilometres, was up 0.3% on September 2009. This resulted in a passenger load factor increase of 0.9 points versus last year, to 82.4%. Traffic comprised a 4.3% increase in premium traffic and a 0.7% increase in non-premium traffic. Market conditions remain as previously anticipated, with strong yield performance in both premium and non-premium cabins,” Company statement. Source: British Airways, 05-Oct-2010.

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