International Airlines Group reported cargo traffic of 463 million metric-ton-kilometers in June, down 8.7 percent from 507 million metric-ton-kilometers of cargo in June 2012.
From January to June, the merged British Airways-Iberia carrier handled 2.756 billion metric-ton-kilometers of cargo, falling 8.4 percent from 3.009 billion metric-ton-kilometers in the first six months of 2012.
Iberia’s cargo traffic slumped 11.1 percent in June, from 90 million metric-ton-kilometers in 2012 to 80 million metric-ton-kilometers in 2013. Year-to-date, Iberia moved 497 million metric-ton-kilometers, plummeting 15.6 percent year-over-year.
British Airways handled 383 million metric-ton-kilometers in June, off 8.2 percent compared with the same month last year. From January to June, British Airways’ cargo volume declined 6.7 percent, dropping from 2.420 billion metric-ton-kilometers in 2012 to 2.259 billion metric-ton-kilometers in 2013.
With regard to cargo, IAG’s load factor was down 0.3 points in June at 75.8 percent.