Icelandair reveals profit of USD 13.7 million in Q2 – Highest since 2016.
- EBIT of USD 20.9 million, up by USD 19.6 million year-on-year.
- EBIT ratio 5%, bettering by 4.7 share factors between years.
Profit of USD 13.7 million in comparison with USD 3.8 million in Q2 final 12 months.
- Record working revenue of USD 414.2 million, rising by 26% year-on-year
- Record Q2 unit income (RASK) of 8.6 US cents, rising by 8% year-on-year
- Leasing income up 41% year-on-year leading to robust protability.
- Capacity elevated by 17% year-on-year within the passenger community 2 million passengers carried; 19% greater than in Q2 final 12 months.
- Load issue of 83.6%, particularly robust demand on North American routes Strong working money ow leading to highest ever liquidity place of USD 521.2 million.
- Forward bookings for the subsequent six months robust and above final 12 months.
Bogi Nils Bogason, President & CEO stated: “Thanks to the excellent work of our staff, we’re proud to ship the strongest leads to the second quarter since 2016. Achieving a prot of USD 13.7 million was pushed by file passenger income, traditionally excessive load issue, and improved yields in all our markets. Lower gas prices as a result of efciency of the Boeing 737 MAX plane and decrease gas costs additionally contributed positively to the outcomes. In addition, our leasing enterprise continued to carry out very properly and ship robust protability.
Delays in upkeep tasks and implementation of plane led to plane scarcity which we addressed by leasing further plane in June to make sure the reliability of our bold ight schedule. This led to one-off prices that negatively impacted the Q2 outcomes. Our cargo operation remained difficult, however we rmly imagine that we’ll flip it round inside the subsequent few months with our robust give attention to restoring protability. Bearing this in thoughts, the Q2 outcomes reveal a powerful underlying nancial efficiency and provides us nice condence for the longer term.
All in all, the rst six months of the 12 months have been eventful as we now have ready for our largest ight schedule but with regards to the variety of locations and frequency of ights. We launched ve new locations, carried out six new plane, carried 1.8 million passengers and recruited and educated virtually 1,200 staff.
The prospects for the second half of the 12 months stay favorable with continued robust bookings, notably from North America. Demand for ights to and from Iceland has been robust over the previous months. Capacity by way of Keavik airport has additionally elevated sharply to twenty% above pre-Covid ranges this summer season and much more into subsequent winter. This improvement is anticipated to impression yields and income progress in some markets within the second half of the 12 months. However, we’re properly geared up to adapt to market circumstances at any given time with our priceless infrastructure, very robust liquidity, and wonderful workforce of staff. Our EBIT margin forecast for the complete 12 months stays unchanged within the 4-6% vary and we due to this fact count on to ship internet prot for the complete 12 months of 2023.”