In December 2014, IAG (British Airways, Iberia, Vueling) carried 5.8 million passengers, an increase of 10.8 per cent compared to the same period last year. For the full year 2014, the Group carried 77.3 million passengers – an increase of 10 million passengers or 15.0 per cent versus last year.
Group traffic in December, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres, increased by 5.7 per cent versus December 2013; Group capacity measured in Available Seat Kilometres rose by 5.0 per cent.
Group premium traffic for the month of December increased by 4.3 per cent compared to the previous year.
On 11 December, Iberia announced its 2015 summer schedule. Along with its subsidiary Iberia Express, it will operate 13 new routes in key European markets such as Germany, Italy and the UK. The airline will also add 65 weekly flights to 24 existing Spanish, European and longhaul destinations. In addition, Iberia signed a codeshare agreement with the Brazilian airline TAM that belongs to the LATAM Airlines Group, which covers 19 routes in Europe and Brazil.