PLAY Soars To New Records with 190,000 Passengers in July

PLAY Soars To New Records with 190,000 Passengers in July
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Icelandic carrier PLAY has soared to new heights and records by announcing the handling of 190,000 passengers in July alone.

Such a figure is 19% higher compared to June when just 160,979 passengers were handled. The official figure for last month is 191,577.

Load factors at the carrier remain very strong at 91.1%, and provided an on-time performance percentage of 80.2%.

PLAY Continues To Climb in Popularity…

PLAY Soars To New Records with 190,000 Passengers in July
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Of the 191,577 passengers that flew with PLAY in July, 26.8% were departing from Iceland, 32.1% were traveling to the country, and 41.1% were connecting passengers.

In terms of the load factors in Europe, Copenhagen, London & Paris were the most popular destinations for the carriers.

Commenting on these positive results was PLAY’s CEO Birgir Jónsson:

“Following a strong second quarter, where we saw the operational results of PLAY pivot from loss to profit by about USD 15 million from the same quarter last year, we are pleased to report that July was yet another milestone month for us.”

“For the first time, our load factor reached 91% and the number of passengers was over 191,000, up 74% from the same month last year.”

“The all-important summer season in the third quarter is looking strong with increasing revenues and robust demand.”

“We continue to be very proud of our market share in our home market as we see that 54% of all Icelandic people that traveled abroad in June chose PLAY for their journey.”

“A very strong vote of confidence and a clear sign that as we are now in our third summer of operation, we are becoming very established and accepted in this important market.  “

“It is truly an awesome feeling to witness our business model kick into gear after being exceptionally well executed by our great team of people in the challenging ramp-up phase over the last two years.”

“Every one of us here at PLAY is focused on giving our passengers a great price and getting them to their destination in a safe and punctual manner and we will continue to do so in the future while having fun at the same time.”

Overall, the growth at the airline continues to explode in popularity, and all eyes will be on them for the rest of the year and beyond.

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