Passenger traffic increases by 3.2% in October
International Airlines Group has posted what Reuters calls a “strong rise” in October traffic, as “a robust performance from British Airways made up for weakness at Spain’s Iberia”. Measured in revenue passenger kilometres, traffic rose by 3.2% compared to October 2011. Both non-premium and first and business-class travel increased by 3.2%. Load factor was up 0.4 percentage points to 80.5%.
British Airways’ October traffic increased 6.2%, but it fell by 3.7% at Iberia as Spain and Iberia’s Madrid hub experience worsening economic conditions.
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