During March 2023, Icelandair transported 255,000 passengers, which is a 38% increase from the 184,000 passengers in March of the previous year.
Additionally, the capacity for March 2023 was 27% higher than the capacity of the same month in the previous year. Furthermore, March 2023 set a new record in terms of ticket sales for Icelandair.
Around 25,000 passengers were recorded on domestic flights, showing a slight increase compared to March 2022 when there were approximately 23,000 passengers. The on-time performance of these domestic flights was recorded at 90%. Additionally, the load factor for these flights was 76.3%.
The leasing operation observed a 20% increase in sold block hours. Meanwhile, the freight measured in Freight Ton Kilometers experienced a 20% increase from the same period last year. The rise in freight was due to the expanded capacity brought about by the introduction of a Boeing 767 widebody into the cargo fleet towards the end of the previous year.
Icelandair is the flag carrier airline of Iceland, headquartered in Reykjavík. The airline operates scheduled services to over 45 destinations in Europe and North America.
Icelandair is known for its unique stopover program that allows travelers to spend up to seven nights in Iceland at no additional airfare. The airline has a modern fleet of Boeing and Airbus aircraft and prides itself on providing a comfortable travel experience with Icelandic hospitality.
Icelandair has been in operation for over 80 years and is a member of the Icelandair Group, which also includes regional airline Air Iceland Connect and several other aviation-related companies.