Thursday, 6 December 2018

Icelandair saw passenger numbers increase during November



Icelandair issued its November and year to date figures on Thursday, November 6th which detailed the number of passengers on international flights was a little over 280,000, up around 12% from November last year. However, the airline also increased capacity, measured in available seat kilometres (ASK) increased by 13%.  The troubled airlines' load factor was 79.8% and increased by 1.8 percentage points over last years figured. 

The number of passengers on domestic and regional flights was 22,363, a decrease of 16% compared to November last year. Icelandair says this is a direct result of the need to axe flights to Belfast, Aberdeen and between Keflavik and Akureyri in the middle of May to cut costs.  The load factor was 65.2% increasing by 6.5%.

Sold block hours in charter flights decreased by 2% between years. Freight increased by 12%. The number of available room nights at the Company’s Hotels was up by 20% from last year. The room occupancy was 76.7% compared to 75.5% in November 2017.

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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTSNOV 18NOV 17CHG (%)YTD 18YTD 17CHG (%)
Number of Passengers280,037249,16012%3,878,0343,817,7142%
Load Factor79.8%78.1%1.8 ppt81.1%83.1%-2.0 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)1,135.61,000.613%15,204.714,299.36%
Revenue Passenger KM (RPK´000,000)906.6781.116%12,330.511,880.04%
Stage length (KM)3,2383,0935%3,2123,0744%
       
DOMESTIC AND REGIONAL FLIGHTSNOV 18NOV 17CHG (%)YTD 18YTD 17CHG (%)
Number of Passengers22,36326,507-16%299,943325,996-8%
Load Factor65.2%58.7%6.5 ppt65.7%66.4%-0.7 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)10.616.0-34%171.0200.0-14%
       
CHARTER FLIGHTSNOV 18NOV 17CHG (%)YTD 18YTD 17CHG (%)
Fleet Utilisation92.3%100.0%-7.7 ppt92.6%97.9%-5.3 ppt
Sold Block Hours2,3952,448-2%31,03424,57126%
       
CARGONOV 18NOV 17CHG (%)YTD 18YTD 17CHG (%)
Freight Tonne KM (FTK´000)11,30710,12712%114,748106,9727%
       
HOTELSNOV 18NOV 17CHG (%)YTD 18YTD 17CHG (%)
Available Hotel Room Nights32,34026,88020%374,576343,4829%
Sold Hotel Room Nights24,80320,30522%304,320282,3398%
Occupancy of Hotel Rooms76.7%75.5%1.2 ppt81.2%82.2%-1.0 ppt

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