Published: 2012-06-06 18:14:55 CEST
Icelandair Group hf.
Company Announcement

Traffic Data May 2012

Record passenger numbers and load factor on international flights in May

The Company carried roughly 165 thousand passengers on international flights in May.  The number of passengers was up by 22% as compared to May last year.  The passenger load factor was 82.2% and improved by 5.0 percentage points between years. This is a record number of passengers and load factor for the month of May.  The largest increase in passenger numbers was on the Trans-Atlantic market and amounted to 31%.  The increase in number of tourists visiting Iceland was 26%, thereof totalled the increase in number of tourists from N-America 58%. The number of tourists from N-America has more than doubled in the last 2 years.  The increase is mainly driven by new flights to Denver, Washington and Seattle.

Passengers on regional flights and Greenland flights were approximately 29 thousand in May, which was a 9% increase from May last year.  The load factor was 70.1%, increasing by 5.6 percentage points compared to May 2011.  Sold block hours in charter flights decreased by 23% in May.  The decrease is due to one less aircraft being deployed in charter cargo flights than in May last year. Cargo transport increased by 31% year-on-year. The number of available room nights at our Hotels was up by 32% from previous year. The room utilization was 71.1%, 0.2 percentage points lower than in May 2011.

 

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS MAY 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Number of Passengers 165,420 22% 606,780 19%
Load Factor 82.2% 5.0 ppt 78.6% 4.1 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000) 579,848 17% 2,149,893 14%
         
REGIONAL AND GREENLAND FLIGHS MAY 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Number of Passengers 29,131 9% 137,538 4%
Load Factor 70.1% 5.6 ppt 70.1% 2.1 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000) 13,534 0% 62,882 0%
         
CHARTER FLIGHTS MAY 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Fleet Utilization 93.6% -6.4 ppt 89.2% -6.8 ppt
Sold Block Hours 2,485 -23% 13,166 -11%
         
CARGO MAY 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Available Tonne KM (ATK´000) 15,917 16% 64,699 10%
Freight Tonne KM (FTK´000) 8,668 31% 37,502 22%
         
HOTELS MAY 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Available Hotel Room Nights 21,793 32% 95,021 18%
Sold Hotel Room Nights 15,497 32% 61,710 31%
Utilization of Hotel Rooms 71.1% -0.2 ppt 64.9% 6.4 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 - May 2012.pdf