IAG Cargo Volume Down Nearly 11 Percent in May

IAG Cargo Volume Down Nearly 11 Percent in May

International Airlines Group reported cargo traffic of 461 million metric-ton-kilometers in May, down 10.8 percent from 517 million metric-ton-kilometers of cargo in May 2012.

From January to May, the merged British Airways-Iberia carrier handled 2,293 million metric-ton-kilometers of cargo, down 8.4 percent from 2,502 million metric-ton-kilometers in the first five months of 2012.

Iberia’s cargo traffic slumped 8.6 percent in May, from 93 million metric-ton-kilometers in 2012 to 85 million metric-ton-kilometers in 2013. Year-to-date, Iberia moved 417 million metric-ton-kilometers, falling 16.4 percent year-over-year.

British Airways handled 376 million metric-ton-kilometers in May, off 11.3 percent year-over-year. From January to May, British Airways’ cargo volume decreased 6.3 percent, declining from 2,003 million metric-ton-kilometers in 2012 to 1,876 million metric-ton-kilometers in 2013.  

With regard to cargo, IAG’s load factor was down 0.5 points in May at 72.0 percent.