International Airlines Group reported cargo traffic of 468 million metric-ton-kilometers in July, down 8.6 percent from 512 million metric-ton-kilometers of cargo in July 2012.
From January to July, the merged British Airways-Iberia carrier handled 3.224 billion metric-ton-kilometers of cargo, a decline of 8.4 percent from 3.521 billion metric-ton-kilometers in the first seven months of 2012.
Iberia’s cargo traffic plummeted 19.3 percent in July, from 92 million metric-ton-kilometers in 2012 to 77 million metric-ton-kilometers in 2013. Year-to-date, Iberia moved 574 million metric-ton-kilometers, slumping 15.7 percent year-over-year.
British Airways handled 391 million metric-ton-kilometers in July, off 6.9 percent compared to the same month last year. From January to July, British Airways’ cargo volume declined 6.7 percent, dropping from 2.840 billion metric-ton-kilometers in 2012 to 2.650 billion metric-ton-kilometers in 2013.
With regard to cargo, IAG’s load factor was down 2.2 points in July at 74.8 percent.