Source: Icelandair Group hf.

Traffic Data May 2019

The total number of passengers on international flights was 419 thousand in May and increased by 14%. The capacity increase was 7% and the load factor was 82.5% compared to 77.7% in May last year.  The number of passengers increased on all markets, but the highest increase was on the market to Iceland, a total of 36 thousand passengers or 33%.  The North-Atlantic market was the biggest market in May, accounting for 50% of total passengers.  The passenger increase on the via market was 4%.  The number of passengers on the home market from Iceland increased by 15% compared to last year.  Arrival On-Time-Performance in the route network was 72% compared to 63% in May last year.

The number of passengers on domestic and regional flights were 25 thousand, decreasing by 8% compared to May last year.  Flights to Belfast, and Aberdeen stopped mid May 2018, explaining the reduction in the number of passengers. The load factor was 69.2% and increased by 7.2 percentage points compared to last year. The number of sold block hours in charter flights decreased by 12% between years, due to fewer projects than at the same time last year and aircraft maintenance.  Freight increased by 19%. The number of sold room nights at the Company’s Hotels was up by 31% from last year. The room utilisation was 82.9% compared to 72.8% in May 2018, increased at all of the Company’s hotels, both in Reykjavik and across the country.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS MAY 19 CHG (%) YTD 19 CHG (%)
  To market (passengers) 142,679 33% 582,167 24%
  From market (passengers) 59,470 15% 241,129 21%
  Via market (passengers) 216,942 4% 616,834 -1%
Total Number of Passengers 419,091 14% 1,440,130 11%
Load Factor 82.5% 4.8 ppt 79.6% 2.7 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000) 1,601.0 7% 5,658.9 8%
Revenue Passenger KM (RPK´000,000) 1,320.3 14% 4,505.1 12%
Stage length (KM) 3,153 -1% 3,133 1%
On-Time-Performance (Arrivals) 72.0% 8.9 ppt 75.0% 8.4 ppt
         
DOMESTIC AND REGIONAL FLIGHTS MAY 19 CHG (%) YTD 19 CHG (%)
Number of Passengers 25,333 -8% 109,636 -14%
Load Factor 69.2% 7.2 ppt 66.0% 5.5 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000) 11.8 -24% 53.5 -31%
         
CHARTER FLIGHTS MAY 19 CHG (%) YTD 19 CHG (%)
Fleet Utilisation 100.0% 18.2 ppt 92.3% -4.0 ppt
Sold Block Hours 2,528 -12% 12,369 -16%
         
CARGO MAY 19 CHG (%) YTD 19 CHG (%)
Freight Tonne KM (FTK´000) 12,713 19% 56,247 11%
         
HOTELS MAY 19 CHG (%) YTD 19 CHG (%)
Available Hotel Room Nights 34,639 15% 161,908 17%
Sold Hotel Room Nights 28,717 31% 121,005 17%
Occupancy of Hotel Rooms 82.9% 10.1 ppt 74.7% -0.3 ppt

Contact information

Investors: Íris Hulda Þórisdóttir, Director Investor Relations, E-mail: iris@icelandairgroup.is
Media: Ásdís Pétursdóttir, Communications Director, E-mail: asdis@icelandair.is