Icelandair Handles 4.3m Passengers in 2023, Numbers Are Up

Icelandair Handles 4.3m Passengers in 2023, Numbers Are Up
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Icelandair handled nearly 4.3m passengers in 2023, of which those numbers are up 17% compared to the same period last year.

The carrier has experienced strong growth, with this being reflected via their traffic statistics that have been recently released.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Icelandair Handles 4.3m Passengers in 2023, Numbers Are Up…

Icelandair Handles 4.3m Passengers in 2023, Numbers Are Up
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Year-to-date (YTD) for 2023, Icelandair has handled 4,285,976 passengers, which is a 17% rise from the 3,658,511 figure recorded in YTD 2022.

For the last month of 2023, Icelandair handled 263,616 passengers, which is up 13% compared to the 233,574 recorded in the same month of 2022.

However, load factors decreased slightly for December by 0.6% to 72.4% but increased by 1.8% to 81.5% for the year-to-date 2023.

On-time performance for last month increased by 0.4% to 67%, with this increasing 3% overall for the year to 77%.

Overall, 2023 was a very strong year for Icelandair, with all eyes being on how their 2024 will go moving forward.

With significant growth and fleet renewal plans on the way, it will be interesting to see how much further they can take their passenger numbers, especially as more Airbus A321LR and XLR aircraft are delivered throughout this decade.

But for now, they have had a strong 12 months, and will be looking to capitalise on that where they can.

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