Published: 2011-10-07 18:09:31 CEST
Icelandair Group hf.
Company Announcement

Traffic Data September 2011

Icelandair carried 168 thousand passengers in September which is a record passenger number for the month of September and an increase of 15% as compared to September last year.  Capacity was increased by 23% from last year and the seat load factor was 78.3% which is above average for September. As compared to September last year, load factor decreased by 3.7 percentage points as compared to record load factor in September 2010.  Traffic increased most on the market To Iceland where the increase was 24%. This is in line with the company’s strategy to increase the number of tourists to Iceland, and to decrease seasonal fluctuations.

Air Iceland carried 30 thousand passengers in September which equals a 9% increase compared to last year.  Seat load factor was 66.5% and decreased slightly between years.  Sold block hours in the capacity sector decreased by 11%. Freight increased by 4%.

The number of available hotel room nights was up by 12% from last year and the room utilization rate was 80.6%. Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura was renovated and reopened under a new name in June and has been well received by guests. September was a record month in the history of the hotel.

 

ICELANDAIR SEP 11 CHG (%) YTD 11 CHG (%)
Number of Passengers (PAX) 168,013 15% 1,393,620 19%
Load Factor (%) 78.3% -3.7 ppt 79.6% 1.0 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000) 611,970 23% 4,892,249 20%
         
AIR ICELAND SEP 11 CHG (%) YTD 11 CHG (%)
Number of Passengers (PAX) 29,984 9% 271,918 4%
Load Factor (%) 66.5% -0.3 ppt 69.8% 1.6 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000) 16,257 16% 141,492 9%
         
CAPACITY SEP 11 CHG (%) YTD 11 CHG (%)
Fleet Utilization (%) 92.3% 5.2 ppt 92.3% -0.9 ppt
Sold Block Hours 2,703 -11% 26,603 3%
         
ICELANDAIR CARGO SEP 11 CHG (%) YTD 11 CHG (%)
Available Tonne KM (ATK´000) 15,929 26% 130,266 11%
Freight Tonne KM (FTK´000) 6,401 4% 55,691 2%
         
ICELANDAIR HOTELS SEP 11 CHG (%) YTD 11 CHG (%)
Available Hotel Room Nights 17,850 12% 198,852 6%
Sold Hotel Room Nights 14,385 26% 142,448 8%
Utilization of Hotel Rooms 80.6% 9.3 ppt 71.6% 1.6 ppt

 

For further detailed information please contact:

Bogi Nils Bogason, CFO, Icelandair Group tel: + 354 665-8801
Íris Hulda Þórisdóttir, Director Investor Relations, Icelandair Group tel: + 354 840-7010


Traffic Data_September2011.pdf