Published: 2012-04-10 18:52:51 CEST
Icelandair Group hf.
Company Announcement

Traffic Data March 2012

Icelandair carried 31% more tourists to Iceland compared to March last year

Icelandair carried close to 119 thousand passengers in the month of March.  The number of passengers was up by 23% compared to March last year.  Icelandair’s capacity was increased by 15% and the passenger load factor improved significantly between years or by 4.3 percentage points and was 81%.  The number of passengers increased in all of Icelandair´s markets, with the highest increase in the tourist market to Iceland.  Icelandair carried around 54 thousand tourist to the country and the increase between years was 31%.

The number of Air Iceland passengers increased by 7%, as compared to March last year and totalled approximately 30 thousand.  The load factor was 75.6%, increasing by 5.0 percentage points between years. Sold block hours in the capacity sector decreased by 9% in March. Freight increased by 12% year-on-year. The number of available room nights at Icelandair Hotels was up by 11% from last year. The room utilization was 70.4%, 11.7 percentage points higher than in March 2011.

ICELANDAIR MAR 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Number of Passengers 118,602 23% 305,011 18%
Load Factor 81.0% 4.3 ppt 75.4% 4.3 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000) 399,781 15% 1,098,735 11%
         
AIR ICELAND MAR 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Number of Passengers 29,955 7% 80,529 5%
Load Factor 75.6% 5.0 ppt 70.7% 1.6 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000) 12,852 2% 35,816 2%
         
CAPACITY MAR 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Fleet Utilization 83.3% -11.3 ppt 87.1% -8.0 ppt
Sold Block Hours 2,488 -9% 8,112 -5%
         
ICELANDAIR CARGO MAR 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Available Tonne KM (ATK´000) 12,543 3% 36,596 10%
Freight Tonne KM (FTK´000) 8,065 12% 22,070 19%
         
ICELANDAIR HOTELS MAR 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Available Hotel Room Nights 18,382 11% 54,082 13%
Sold Hotel Room Nights 12,935 34% 33,420 33%
Utilization of Hotel Rooms 70.4% 11.7 ppt 61.8% 9.3 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 - Mars.pdf