IAG capacity growth outstrips passenger increase

IAG capacity growth outstrips passenger increase

Capacity growth outstripped increased passenger carryings at British Airways owner International Airlines Group in August.

Traffic was up by 7.9% as capacity rose by 9% year-on-year across the group which also includes Spanish carriers Iberia and Vueling and Aer Lingus, acquired in August 2015.

Group premium traffic last month increased by 3.4%.

IAG airlines carried a total of 10.5 million passengers in August, up 9.9% on the same month last year.

The rolling annual total of carryings rose by almost 19% to 67.8 million.

The regions showing the greatest growth were Europe and North America but Africa, Middle East and south Asia saw a fall of 3.6% to 534,000.


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