Icelandair Group hf. carried 220 thousand passengers on international flights in December, up 19% compared to December of 2015, and reflecting a capacity increase totaling 24% between years, the company said.
The passenger load factor was 77.2% compared to 79.2% in December 2015. Passengers on regional flights were close to 21,000 in December, increasing by 17% between years.
In 2016 the company started flights to Aberdeen in Scotland. The Aberdeen flights have previously been included in international traffic data, but from December 1st have been accounted for with regional flights.
Year to date numbers have been adjusted accordingly. Regional capacity increase in December was 59% compared to last year, the main reason being the Aberdeen flights.
Sold block hours in charter flights remained the same between years in December. Cargo transport decreased by 3% year-on-year.
Icelandair is the main airline of Iceland, headquartered at ReykjavÃk Airport in ReykjavÃk. It is part of the Icelandair Group.