Icelandair's International Flights On The Increase - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandair’s International Flights On The Increase

Published December 6, 2013

Larissa Kyzer

Passengers on international Icelandair flights increased by 10% in November, as compared to traveler totals in the same month last year Morgunblaðið reports.
In total, the airline has transported 144,000 international passengers in recent months and has increased its international flights by as much as 15%. According to information provided the stock exchange, Icelandair has filled 73.8% of its seats this year, as compared with 75.8% during the same period last year. Trans-Atlantic passengers have accounted for the largest market increase—20.9%. 

The company also reports that cargo flights are up 8% and hotel bookings in Icelandair hotels are stronger this year than last: 65.5% of the rooms in Icelandair hotels were filled in November, as compared with 61.8% the previous year.
While international flights are on the rise, however, domestic flights and flights to Greenland have been decreasing. There were 21,000 flights within Iceland and to Greenland in November, which is a 17% decrease from the same time last year. 71.4% of the seats were filled in these flights, which is a 1.0% decrease in the passenger load factor as compared to 2012.


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