Icelandair international passenger numbers up in September

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Icelandair carried 198,207 international passengers in September - an increase of 18% year-on-year.

Capacity on international routes was increased by 17%, while load factor grew by 3 percentage points to 81%.

Passenger numbers on regional services and flights to Greenland - served by Icelandair Group subsidiary Air Iceland - fell 5% to 28,233 against capacity decreased by 6%.

Load factor grew by 4.1 percentage points to 70%.

In the cargo business, throughput for the group increased by 10% against capacity grown by 14%.