Increased infection and new infection control measures affected Flyr for the month of december.
Flyr had a total of 51,551 travelers in 13 destinations in December. Which is a decrease seen from November when Flyr had over 60,000 passengers.
Flyr’s total capacity in December, with five operational aircraft, amounted to 99.4 million seat kilometers (ASK), with a load factor of 47.1 %. The average load factor since start-up is 46.8 %.
The Christmas traffic provided a number of passengers, but market demand was affected by increased infection and stricter infection control measures.
– The recommendation for a home office and the new measures that came in December immediately affected aviation. Even in a month that is usually characterized by a lot of Christmas traffic, we clearly see that people travel less than usual, as a result of the new measures, says Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid, CEO of Flyr.
Flyr had its first flight on 30 June 2021 and has since then had a total of 275,882 passengers on board. The airline was established during the Covid-19 pandemic with the goal of building a sustainable and profitable business model, adapted to market demand. Expansion plans and the grid will be adjusted continuously depending on the pandemic situation. Flyr currently has five aircraft on domestic routes in Norway and to European destinations. The ambition is to increase the production capacity of 12-18 aircraft by the end of 2022.
The period January to March is the weakest month of the year when travelers are least likely to travel.
Restrictions and new mutations can make it even more difficult for Flyr to fill its planes and thus start making money.
October was the only month for Flyr without any major restrictions and then they could present a load factor of as much as 61%. So with the right conditions, Flyr is here to stay.