IAG reports fall in passenger numbers

IAG reports fall in passenger numbers

Overall passenger numbers carried by British Airways and Iberia parent company International Airlines Group dropped in July by 2.7% to 5 million from 5.14 million in July 2010.

The decrease was due mainly to a 21.5% drop in passengers on UK and Spain domestic routes.

This was partially offset by a 11.5% rise in the Asia Pacific region and 10.4% growth in the Latin America & Caribbean region.

However, the company saw increased levels of business travel, with July figures showing premium traffic up by more than 14% over the same month last year, with economy up by 2%.

IAG’s capacity on domestic routes was down by more than 22% in the month while more seats were available to Latin America & Caribbean (12%), Asia Pacific (10%) and North America (7.4%). Total seat capacity was up by just under 3%.


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