Published: 2019-05-06 09:00:00 CEST
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Traffic Data April 2019

Traffic Data April 2019

The total number of passengers on international flights was 318 thousand in April and increased by 19% . The capacity increase was 8% and the load factor was 83.7% compared to 77.2% in April last year. The market with passengers travelling to Iceland was Icelandair’s largest market in April, accounting for 40% of the total number of passengers.  The number of passengers on this market increased by 39 thousand from last year or 44%.  The number of passengers also increased significantly on the home market from Iceland, or by 24 thousand which corresponds 56% increase between years.  The number of passengers on the N-Atlantic market decreased by 13 thousand or 9% compared to April last year.  Arrival On-Time-Performance in the route network was 67% compared to 76% om April last year. The reason is considerable flight disruptions due to two days bad weather conditions in Iceland.

The number of passengers on domestic and regional flights were 20 thousand, decreasing by 20% compared to April last year.  Flights to Belfast, and Aberdeen stopped mid May 2018, explaining the reduction in the number of passengers. The load factor was 69.0% and increased by 8.4 percentage points comparted to last year. The number of sold block hours in charter flights decreased by 26% between years, due to fewer projects than at the same time last year and aircraft maintenance.  Freight increased by 18%. The number of sold room nights at the Company’s Hotels was up by 11% from last year. The room utilisation was 69.2% compared to 70.7% in April 2018.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS APR 19 CHG (%) YTD 19 CHG (%)
  To market (passengers) 128,242 44% 439,488 21%
  From market (passengers) 66,944 56% 181,659 23%
  Via market (passengers) 123,124 -9% 399,892 -4%
Total Number of Passengers 318,310 19% 1,021,039 10%
Load Factor 83.7% 6.5 ppt 78.5% 1.8 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000) 1,170.1 8% 4,057.9 8%
Revenue Passenger KM (RPK´000,000) 978.8 17% 3,184.8 11%
Stage length (KM) 3,152 1% 3,125 1%
On-Time-Performance (Arrivals) 67.0% -9.5 ppt 75.0% 1.8 ppt
         
DOMESTIC AND REGIONAL FLIGHTS APR 19 CHG (%) YTD 19 CHG (%)
Number of Passengers 22,174 -20% 84,303 -16%
Load Factor 69.0% 8.4 ppt 65.1% 4.9 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000) 10.9 -38% 41.7 -32%
         
CHARTER FLIGHTS APR 19 CHG (%) YTD 19 CHG (%)
Fleet Utilisation 88.9% -11.1 ppt 90.7% -9.3 ppt
Sold Block Hours 2,363 -26% 9,841 -17%
         
CARGO APR 19 CHG (%) YTD 19 CHG (%)
Freight Tonne KM (FTK´000) 11,190 18% 43,534 9%
         
HOTELS APR 19 CHG (%) YTD 19 CHG (%)
Available Hotel Room Nights 32,027 13% 127,269 18%
Sold Hotel Room Nights 22,167 11% 92,288 13%
Occupancy of Hotel Rooms 69.2% -1.4 ppt 72.5% -3.1 ppt

Contact:

Investors: Iris Hulda Thorisdottir, Director Investor Relations, Icelandair Group email: iris@icelandairgroup.is
Media: Asdis Petursdottir, Communications Director, E-mail: asdis@icelandair.is