In July 2009, British Airway's passenger
capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres, was 2.7% below
July 2008 ,while traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres,
rose by 1%.
This resulted in a passenger load factor
increase of 3.1 points versus last year, to 84.6%. Traffic
comprised an 11% decrease in premium traffic and a 3.5% increase
in non-premium traffic.
Cargo, measured in Cargo Tonne
Kilometres, fell by 6.8 per cent.
Based on current
fuel prices and exchange rates the full year fuel bill is expected
to be between £450 million and £500 million lower than last year.
British Airways is moving its flights to Sydney, Singapore and
Bangkok from Heathrow Terminal 4 to Terminal 3 on October 29, 2009
with Qantas moving into Terminal 3 on the same day. This will help
to ensure smoother connections for customers from oneworld
alliance partners who will all be based in Terminal 3 from that
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