Source: Icelandair Group hf.

Traffic Data September 2018

The number of passengers on international flights was 427 thousand in September and increased by 1% compared to September last year. The capacity measured in available seat kilometres (ASK) increased by 3%.  The load factor was 81.0% compared to 81.1% in September last year. In September the trend was similar as in recent months. Sales to destinations in North-America has not been in line with increased capacity while sales to Europe have been strong. Load factors on Icelandair´s routes in Europe were 84.9%, an increase of 5.4 percentage points from last year while load factors to North America were 78.7%, a decrease of 3.4 percentage points from last year.

The number of passengers on domestic and regional flights were just short of 29 thousand, decreasing by 15% compared to September last year. Flights to Belfast, Aberdeen and between Keflavik and Akureyri stopped mid of May, explaining the reduction in the number of passengers.  The load factor was 70.5% increasing by 0.2 ppt. Sold block hours in charter flights increased by 18% between years. Freight increased by 9%. The number of available room nights at the Company’s Hotels was up by 20% from last year. The room occupancy was 93.7% compared to 90.9% in September 2017.  The occupancy increased betweeen years in all of the hotels.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTSSEP 18SEP 17CHG (%)YTD 18YTD 17CHG (%)
Number of Passengers 427,100421,3591%3,245,2103,247,8090%
Load Factor81.0%81.1%-0.1 ppt81.2%83.5%-2.2 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)1,703.01,651.33%12,665.812,107.45%
Revenue Passenger KM (RPK´000,000)1,380.21,339.33%10,289.210,105.62%
Stage length (KM)3,2753,1384%3,2003,0714%
       
DOMESTIC AND REGIONAL FLIGHTSSEP 18SEP 17CHG (%)YTD 18YTD 17CHG (%)
Number of Passengers28,67533,842-15%249,597269,875-8%
Load Factor70.5%70.3%0.2 ppt65.5%67.8%-2.3 ppt
Available Seat KM (ASK´000,000)15.520.7-25%147.6165.4-11%
       
CHARTER FLIGHTSSEP 18SEP 17CHG (%)YTD 18YTD 17CHG (%)
Fleet Utilisation90.9%100.0%-9.1 ppt92.9%97.4%-4.5 ppt
Sold Block Hours2,7182,30918%26,01219,90331%
       
CARGOSEP 18SEP 17CHG (%)YTD 18YTD 17CHG (%)
Freight Tonne KM (FTK´000)11,23110,2869%92,44686,3107%
       
HOTELSSEP 18SEP 17CHG (%)YTD 18YTD 17CHG (%)
Available Hotel Room Nights33,59227,96020%308,720288,8267%
Sold Hotel Room Nights31,48225,40324%250,984238,0745%
Occupancy of Hotel Rooms93.7%90.9%2.9 ppt81.3%82.4%-1.1 ppt

For further information please contact:

Bogi Nils Bogason, Interim President and CEO, Icelandair Group tel: + 354 665-8801
Íris Hulda Þórisdóttir, Director Investor Relations, Icelandair Group tel: + 354 840-701