International Airlines Group reported cargo traffic of 459 million metric-ton-kilometers in August, down 7.3 percent from 495 million metric-ton-kilometers of cargo in August 2012.
From January to August, the merged British Airways-Iberia carrier handled 3.683 billion metric-ton-kilometers of cargo, a decline of 8.3 percent from 4.016 billion metric-ton-kilometers in the first eight months of 2013.
Iberia’s cargo traffic plummeted 15.9 percent in August, from 88 million metric-ton-kilometers in 2012 to 74 million metric-ton-kilometers in 2013. Year-to-date, Iberia moved 648 million metric-ton-kilometers, slumping 15.7 percent year-over-year.
British Airways handled 385 million metric-ton-kilometers in August, off 5.4 percent compared to the same month last year. From January to August, British Airways’ cargo volume declined 6.5 percent, dropping from 3.247 billion metric-ton-kilometers in 2012 to 3.035 billion metric-ton-kilometers in 2013.
With regard to cargo, IAG’s load factor was down 0.8 points in August at 75.1 percent.