OCTOBER 2017 - GROUP TRAFFIC AND CAPACITY STATISTICS
§ Group traffic in October, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 4.4 per cent versus October 2016; Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 2.7 per cent.
§ Group premium traffic for the month of October increased by 4.4 per cent compared to the previous year.
On 4 October, Aer Lingus announced a new route between Dublin and Philadelphia as the latest step in its transatlantic expansion plan. This is the fifth new transatlantic route to be announced by Aer Lingus since IAG acquired the airline in August 2015.
On 17 October, Iberia announced that it will start flying to San Francisco and Managua in 2018. The airline is also seeking permission to increase capacity on flights from Madrid to Tokyo and Bogota from October 2018. It has asked the Japanese authorities for new slots at Narita airport to increase services from three to five weekly flights and requested permission from the Colombian authorities to increase flights from seven to 10 per week.
On 30 October, IAG was recognised as a global leader for its actions to combat environmental risks worldwide by CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project). IAG was the only commercial airline group in CDP's Climate "A" list of the top five per cent of global companies and was also awarded "most improved" organisation in the UK in 2017. These awards highlight IAG's actions in the last reporting year to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop a low carbon-economy.