Published: 2012-09-07 02:07:55 CEST
Icelandair Group hf.
Company Announcement

Traffic Data August 2012

Record number of passengers on international flights in August

The Company carried 271 thousand passengers on international flights in August, which is a record for the month of August.  The number of passengers was up by 9% as compared to last year.  The capacity increase compared to August 2011 was 12%.  The passenger load factor was 84.9% compared to 85.3% last year. The number of passengers on the Trans-Atlantic market increased most or by 19% compared to August in previous year.  Passengers on this market were 50% of total passengers carried on our international flights.

Passengers on regional flights and Greenland flights were 36.9 thousand in August, which was a 3% decrease from August last year.  The load factor was 69.3%, decreasing by 4.9 percentage points compared to August 2011.  Sold block hours in charter flights decreased by 11% in August.  The decrease is due to one less aircraft being deployed in charter cargo flights than last year. Cargo transport increased by 5% as compared to August last year. The number of available room nights at our hotels was up by 5% from previous year. The room utilization was 88.1%, 5.8 percentage points higher than in August 2011.

 

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS AUG 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Number of Passengers  271,025 9% 1,400,103 14%
Load Factor 84.9% -0.4 ppt 81.8% 2.0 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000) 923,995 12% 4,857,217 13%
         
REGIONAL AND GREENLAND FLIGHS AUG 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Number of Passengers 36,920 -3% 238,719 0%
Load Factor 69.3% -4.9 ppt 68.1% -1.7 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000) 23,995 10% 128,605 3%
         
CAPACITY AUG 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Fleet Utilization 92.0% 7.4 ppt 91.4% -0.9 ppt
Sold Block Hours 2,778 -11% 21,431 -10%
         
CARGO AUG 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Available Tonne KM (ATK´000) 19,026 2% 121,846 7%
Freight Tonne KM (FTK´000) 6,399 5% 58,515 19%
         
HOTELS AUG 12 CHG (%) YTD 12 CHG (%)
Available Hotel Room Nights 33,784 5% 203,954 13%
Sold Hotel Room Nights 29,755 12% 153,323 20%
Utilization of Hotel Rooms 88.1% 5.8 ppt 75.2% 4.4 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 August 2012.pdf