07 February, 2023

Icelandair carried 209,981 in January.

In January 2023, Icelandair carried nearly 210 thousand passengers, compared to just over 113,400 last year. Capacity in January was 93% of January 2020 levels, the last normal operating January before the pandemic, and 79% of 2019 levels.

Passengers on international flights were 191 thousand, compared to 102 thousand in January 2022, an increase of 88%. Passengers to Iceland were 75 thousand and from Iceland 47 thousand. Via passengers were around 69 thousand. On-time performance on international flights was 75%. On time performance and passenger numbers were affected by weather related disruptions in January. The load factor on international flights improved significantly from 59.5% in January 2022 to 74.6% in January this year.

Passengers on domestic flights were 18,500, compared to around 12 thousand in January 2022. On time performance was 84%. Load factor on domestic flights was 72.4%. Weather in Iceland caused disruption in the domestic network in January, affecting on time performance and passenger numbers.

Sold block hours in charter flights decreased by 3%. Freight measured in Freight Ton Kilometers increased by 31% compared to January last year. The increase in cargo is due to increased capacity with the introduction of a Boeing 767 widebody into the cargo fleet.
Route NetworkJan 23Jan 22CHG (%)
Number of Passengers209,981113,40385%
Load Factor74.6%59.6%15.0 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)797.5534.149%
Revenue Passenger KM (RPK´000,000)594.7318.387%
  To market (passengers)74,69145,32265%
  From market (passengers)47,49324,75192%
  Via market (passengers)69,27731,608119%
Number of Passengers191,461101,68188%
Load Factor74.6%59.5%15.1 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)790.1529.549%
Revenue Passenger KM (RPK´000,000)589.3314.987%
Stage length (KM)3,0003,082-3%
On-Time-Performance (Arrivals)75.0%73.0%2.0 ppt
Number of Passengers18,52011,72258%
Load Factor72.4%72.9%-0.5 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)7.44.760%
On-Time-Performance (Arrivals)84%65%19.0 ppt
Cargo & LeasingJan 23Jan 22CHG (%)
Sold Block Hours - Leasing1,0511,083-3%
Freight Tonne KM (FTK´000)13,83410,60031%
CO2 EMISSIONSJan 23Jan 22CHG (%)
Total CO2 emissions tonnes57,85041,47039%
CO2 emissions per OTK0.831.07-23%