Icelandair carried 547,000 passengers in August for a total of approximately 3 million passengers during first eight months of 2023or 21% more than last year at the same period.
During the months of June, July and August, which are historically the busiest months in terms of traffic, Icelandair carried 1.6 million passengers. In August, 249,000 passengers traveled to Iceland, 51,000 from Iceland, 223,000 were connecting passengers via its base in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, and 25,000 passengers traveled on domestic flights . “ We are pleased to see continued year-on-year growth and passenger numbers gradually approaching our 2019 results. », welcomed Bogi Nils Bogason, CEO of Icelandair.
The seat occupancy rate was 83.9% and on-time performance was 78.9%. Freight transported, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTK), increased by 43%. This year, the Icelandic airline is offering up to 600 direct flights per month to 15 destinations in North Americamore than all other Nordic airports combined.
“ This winter, we will continue to innovate by offering two daily flights almost every day of the week to Boston and New York. Our winter program is more complete than ever, with a large number of destinations, such as Baltimore, Raleigh-Durham, Rome and Vancouver which are becoming year-round destinations. We are also excited to connect Akureyri in northern Iceland to our European network via Keflavik this fall. The international connection will operate for five weeks and provide seamless connections to and from North Iceland », Underlined its CEO.