Icelandair breaks 2010 passenger figures

Airline carries 60,000 more in first 10 months than in all 2010

Icelandair has just announced that it carried 1.54 million passengers in the first 10 months of 2011, which is already 60,000 passengers more than for the full year of 2010. The airline also reports that it transported 146,000 people in October, or 13% more than October last year. The capacity increase during the month was 18% and the seat load factor was 81.5%, which corresponds to a decrease of 0.9 percentage points compared to last October. Passenger numbers increased in all markets, the airline says. Icelandair Group subsidiary Air Iceland carried 29,000 passengers in October, a fall of 4% year-on-year. Seat load factor was 67.6%.
Meanwhile, the number of available hotel room nights at Icelandair Hotels increased 12% from last year and the room utilization rate stood at 63.4%.
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