Source: Icelandair Group hf.

Traffic Data March 2019

The total number of passengers on international flights was 268 thousand in March and increased by 3% compared to March last year. The capacity increase was 6% and the load factor was 81.2% compared to 81.9% in March last year. The market with passengers travelling to Iceland was Icelandair’s largest market in March, accounting for 45% of the total number of passengers.  The greatest proportional increase in passenger numbers was also in this market 13%. Arrival On-Time-Performance in the route network was 77,3% improving by 4.7 percentage points from last year.

The number of passengers on domestic and regional flights were 23 thousand, decreasing by 19% compared to March last year.  Flights to Belfast, and Aberdeen stopped mid May 2018, explaining the reduction in the number of passengers. The load factor was 68.0% and increased by 8.1 percentage points comparted to last year. The number of sold block hours in charter flights decreased by 13% between years, due to fewer projects than at the same time last year.  Freight increased by 14%. The number of sold room nights at the Company’s Hotels was up by 14% from last year. The room utilisation was 77.8% compared to 78.0% in March 2018.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTSMAR 19CHG (%)YTD 19CHG (%)
  To market (passengers)120,91113%311,24613%
  From market (passengers)42,2824%114,71510%
  Via market (passengers)104,547-7%276,768-2%
Total Number of Passengers 267,7403%702,7296%
Load Factor81.2%-0.7 ppt76.4%-0.1 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)1,060.56%2,887.88%
Revenue Passenger KM (RPK´000,000)861.15%2,206.08%
Stage length (KM)3,1722%3,1141%
On-Time-Performance (Arrivals)77.3%4.7 ppt78.9%14.4 ppt
     
DOMESTIC AND REGIONAL FLIGHTSMAR 19CHG (%)YTD 19CHG (%)
Number of Passengers23,000-19%62,129-14%
Load Factor68.0%8.1 ppt63.7%3.7 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)11.2-36%30.8-30%
     
CHARTER FLIGHTSMAR 19CHG (%)YTD 19CHG (%)
Fleet Utilisation90.9%-9.1 ppt91.2%-8.8 ppt
Sold Block Hours2,553-13%7,478-14%
     
CARGOMAR 19CHG (%)YTD 19CHG (%)
Freight Tonne KM (FTK´000)12,00014%32,3446%
     
HOTELSMAR 19CHG (%)YTD 19CHG (%)
Available Hotel Room Nights32,92514%95,24219%
Sold Hotel Room Nights25,61214%70,12114%
Occupancy of Hotel Rooms77.8%-0.2 ppt73.6%-3.8 ppt

For further information please contact: Iris Hulda Thorisdottir, Director Investor Relations, Icelandair Group email: iris@icelandairgroup.is