London - The International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of the British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus and the low-cost carriers Vueling and Level, welcomed 7,8 million passengers in November.

It's an increase of 7.6% compared to the same period of the previous year.

In October 2017, IAG saw an increase of 7.0% in its passenger revenue per kilometer (RPK) together with a capacity increase of 4.7% in seats offered per kilometer (SKO). The average load factor of the group was 80.7%, 1.8% up. The group's premium traffic is also up 7.3%.

The number of passengers increased by 9.6% on the domestic networks (UK, Spain, Ireland and Italy), 7.0% to and from the rest of Europe, by 5.3% to North America, 4.9% to Latin America and the Caribbean, 12.8% to Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, and 1.7% to Asia-Pacific. The only "negative" results in the October statistics is the capacity, which fell by 0.8% to Asia-Pacific.

In the first eleven months of 2017, IAG Group airlines transported 97.2 million passengers, an increase of 3.8% compared to the same period of the previous year. The strongest rise is recorded on the domestic markets with an increase of 6.7%.