10 July, 2023

518,527 people flew on Icelandair in June.

In June 2023, the number of passengers travelling with the carrier was 518,527, a 20% increase since June last year. A total of 1.8 million passengers travelled with Icelandair for the first six months of the year, 31% more than at the same time last year.

Passengers on international flights were 493,228 in June, compared to 406,881 in June 2022, an increase of 21%. Thereof, 43% were travelling to Iceland, 13% from Iceland and 44% were via passengers. The load factor was 86% and improved by 2.7 percentage points compared to June last year on 22% more capacity.  Demand was particularly strong on North American routes with a load factor close to 90%, which is the highest it has ever been in the month of June. On-time performance on international flights was 67%, which is below the Company’s goals.  

Passengers on domestic flights were 25,299. The load factor on domestic flights was 78.8% and on-time performance was 91%, significantly improving year-on-year.

Freight, measured in Freight Ton Kilometers increased by 51%, driven by an increase in transit freight following the addition of two wide-body B767-300 freighter aircraft. Sold block hours in the leasing operation increased 5%.

Route NetworkJun 23Jun 22CHG (%)YTD 23YTD 22CHG (%)
Number of Passengers518,527431,40820%1,844,8181,411,79931%
Load Factor85.9%83.2%2.7 ppt81.5%74.9%6.7 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)1,866.71,524.222%6,581.05,306.924%
Revenue Passenger KM (RPK´000,000)1,604.41,268.227%5,365.93,973.935%
  To market (passengers)210,911175,84720%743,897588,88726%
  From market (passengers)63,34856,96511%309,579247,24725%
  Via market (passengers)218,969174,06926%657,739451,60746%
Number of Passengers493,228406,88121%1,711,2141,287,74133%
Load Factor86.0%83.3%2.7 ppt81.6%74.9%6.7 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)1,857.51,514.723%6,530.65,262.124%
Revenue Passenger KM (RPK´000,000)1,597.11,261.227%5,327.23,938.735%
Stage length (KM)3,1953,1113%3,0743,0680%
On-Time-Performance (Arrivals)67.0%67.0%0.0 ppt75.0%74.3%0.7 ppt
Number of Passengers25,29924,5273%133,603124,0588%
Load Factor78.8%74.3%4.5 ppt76.8%78.6%-1.8 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)9.39.5-2%50.444.713%
On-Time-Performance (Arrivals)91%73%18.0 ppt85%72%13.0 ppt
Cargo & LeasingJun 23Jun 22CHG (%)YTD 23YTD 22CHG (%)
Sold Block Hours - Leasing1,2561,1995%7,5306,9329%
Freight Tonne KM (FTK´000)15,64610,32751%89,14769,18129%
CO2 EMISSIONSJun 23Jun 22CHG (%)YTD 23YTD 22CHG (%)
Total CO2 emissions tonnes124,790106,41317%463,001389,03419%
CO2 emissions per OTK0.730.76-4%0.760.82-7%