11 April, 2023

In March 2023 Icelandair carried 254,529 passengers

Icelandair has just reported its In March 2023 traffic data which showed the airline carried 254,529 passengers compared to nearly 184,000 people in March 2022.

Passengers on international flights totalled 229,800, compared to 160,981 last March, an increase of 43%. Passengers to Iceland were 118,162 and 44,901 from Iceland. Via passengers were around 66,700. On-time performance on international flights was 82%. The load factor on international flights was 81.8%, an increase of 8.2 ppt year-on-year. The load factor was especially high on flights to and from North America, 86.7%. This is a record load factor for North America flights in March.  

Passengers on domestic flights were around 25 thousand, compared to 23 thousand in March 2022. On-time performance was 90%. The load factor on domestic flights was 76.3%.  

Sold block hours in the leasing operation increased by 20%. Freight measured in Freight Ton Kilometers increased by 20% compared to March last year, due to increased capacity with the introduction of a Boeing 767 widebody into the cargo fleet at the end of last year.  

Route NetworkMar 23Mar 22CHG (%)YTD 23YTD 22CHG (%)
Number of Passengers254,529183,96838%664,288421,97857%
Load Factor81.7%73.7%8.1 ppt77.8%67.2%10.6 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)867.3683.727%2,354.51,703.638%
Revenue Passenger KM (RPK´000,000)708.9503.741%1,830.81,144.360%
  To market (passengers)118,16291,56329%288,122203,05142%
  From market (passengers)44,90134,47430%137,11186,08959%
  Via market (passengers)66,73734,94491%176,54382,245115%
Number of Passengers229,800160,98143%601,776371,38562%
Load Factor81.8%73.6%8.2 ppt77.8%67.0%10.7 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)858.1676.027%2,330.81,685.738%
Revenue Passenger KM (RPK´000,000)701.9497.341%1,812.91,130.060%
Stage length (KM)2,9883,065-3%2,9603,047-3%
On-Time-Performance (Arrivals)82.0%74.2%7.8 ppt77.0%71.8%5.2 ppt
Number of Passengers24,72922,9878%62,51250,59324%
Load Factor76.3%82.9%-6.7 ppt75.8%79.4%-3.6 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)9.37.720%23.718.032%
On-Time-Performance (Arrivals)90%65%25.0 ppt84%60%24.0 ppt
Cargo & LeasingMar 23Mar 22CHG (%)YTD 23YTD 22CHG (%)
Sold Block Hours - Leasing1,3921,16220%3,7323,6442%
Freight Tonne KM (FTK´000)15,55012,95020%43,23333,73928%
CO2 EMISSIONSMar 23Mar 22CHG (%)YTD 23YTD 22CHG (%)
Total CO2 emissions tonnes64,44252,40023%175,723133,24732%
CO2 emissions per OTK0.760.83-9%0.790.91-13%