The Company carried 235 thousand passengers on international flights in December. The number of passengers was up by 7% as compared to December 2016. The capacity increase totalled 10% between years. The passenger load factor was 76.5% compared to 77.2% in December last year. The number of passengers on domestic and regional flights was 23 thousand in December, increasing by 13% between years. The capacity increase in December was 18% and the seat load factor was 58.7%. Sold block hours in charter flights increased by 55% between years in December and cargo transport by 19% year-on-year. The room utilisation at the Company’s Hotels was 68.2%, compared to 67.9% in December last year.
The Company has never carried more passengers on international flights than in 2017. The total number of passengers carried was 4.0 million, a 10% increase from previous year. The passenger load factor in 2017 was 82.5%, increasing by 0.3 percentage points from 2016. The total number of passenger on domestic and regional flights was 349 thousand, increasing by 7%. Sold block hours on charter flights increased by 17% and cargo transport was up by 11%. The room utilisation at the Company’s Hotels for the total year was 81.2% compared to 81.5% in 2016.