As a new CEO takes the helm of Atlantic Airways today, we are proud to announce an 11 percent increase in passengers during the summer months compare with the same period last year. On-time performance has also improved greatly the past six months.
Atlantic Airways is winding up an excellent summer season, which has proven to be very satisfactory to the company, which also receives a new CEO today.
The number of travellers has increased with about 12,500 passengers in May through August compared with the same months last year – an increase from about 109,500 passengers in the summer of 2014 to approximately 122,000 passengers this summer. This amounts to an 11 percent increase in travellers compared to the summer months of 2014. There has been an increase in passengers in so to say all routes in the company’s network.
- I am very pleased with this summer’s development. The good trend suggests we took the right decisions in our new strategy since we see growth throughout basically the entire network, confirms Jørgen Holme, whose last day as CEO of Atlantic Airways was yesterday.
The new CEO, Jóhanna á Bergi, who takes up her position today, is likewise pleased with the newest passenger numbers.
- Simply said, it is a delight to become the CEO of a company that is experiencing significant development. The last CEO, together with our capable staff, has lain a foundation on which I build as we continue to develop the company, says Jóhanna á Bergi, CEO of Atlantic Airways.
The carrier’s departure on-time performance has also improved greatly over the past six months. Between May and August, flights departed on-time in 76 percent of all departures. This is an improvement of 17 percent compared with the same months last summer.
This improvement is due to several factors, including a simplification of operations and improvement of internal workflow. Also, one important factor is the updated GPS-based navigation technology, RNP, in our airplanes. Because of the new technology, the company’s three Airbuses can now fly at lower altitude and in worse visibility than previously when approaching Vagar Airport.
For further information, please contact Jóhanna á Bergi, CEO, at + 298 21 37 30.