Published: 2012-05-08 19:34:02 CEST
Icelandair Group hf.
Company Announcement

Traffic data April 2012

The Company carried 136 thousand passengers on international flights in April.  The number of passengers was up by 19% as compared to April last year.  The capacity on international flights was increased by 19% and the passenger load factor improved between years by 2.0 percentage points and was 81.5%. This is the first time in the Company’s history that the load factor is above 80 percentages in the month of April.   The number of passengers increased in all of our markets, with the highest increase in the transatlantic market, or 34% from the preceding year.  The increase in the tourist market to Iceland was 13%.

Passengers on regional flights and Greenland flights were approximately 28 thousand in April, which was a 4% decrease from April last year.  The load factor was 68.2%, almost the same as in April 2011.  Sold block hours in charter flights decreased by 14% in April.  The decrease is due to one less aircraft being deployed in charter cargo flights than in April last year. Cargo transport increased by 30% year-on-year. The number of available room nights at our Hotels was up by 20% from previous year. The room utilization was 66.8%, 3.0 percentage points higher than in April 2011.

 

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS APR 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Number of Passengers (PAX) 136,554 19% 441,460 18%
Load Factor (%) 81.5% 2.0 ppt 77.2% 3.7 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000) 471,310 19% 1,570,045 13%
         
REGIONAL AND GREENLAND FLIGHS APR 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Number of Passengers (PAX) 27,879 -4% 108,407 2%
Load Factor (%) 68.2% -0.1 ppt 70.0% 1.1 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000) 13,532 -7% 49,348 0%
         
CAPACITY APR 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Fleet Utilization (%) 91.7% -2.9 ppt 88.2% -6.8 ppt
Sold Block Hours 2,568 -14% 10,681 -7%
         
CARGO APR 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Available Tonne KM (ATK´000) 13,097 11% 49,790 10%
Freight Tonne KM (FTK´000) 7,279 30% 29,409 22%
         
HOTELS APR 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Available Hotel Room Nights 19,146 20% 73,228 15%
Sold Hotel Room Nights 12,793 26% 46,213 31%
Utilization of Hotel Rooms 66.8% 3.0 ppt 63.1% 7.8 ppt

Nánari upplýsingar veita:

Bogi Nils Bogason framkvæmdastjóri fjármála Icelandair Group s: 665-8801
Íris Hulda Þórisdóttir forstöðumaður fjárfestatengsla Icelandair Group s: 840-7010