During today’s investor call, Martin Gauss, President and CEO of the Latvian airline airBaltic, along with the Board Members – CFO Vitolds Jakovļevs and COO Pauls Cālītis – presented the company’s financial results of Q3 and the first nine months of 2023.
Following the record-breaking half-year results, airBaltic maintains strong and positive operational excellence and business indicators, with a total revenue of EUR 510.6 million, representing a 41% year-over-year increase.
Additionally, the first nine months ended with comparable EBITDAR of EUR 129.5 million, surpassing the 2022’s figure by over EUR 74 million.
Furthermore, the results for Q3 of 2023 also highlight an upward trajectory – by reaching a record comparable EBITDAR of EUR 72.7 million with a 33.2% EBITDAR margin, as well as generating EUR 219.3 million in revenue.
The last mentioned figure marks a 28% increase compared to the corresponding period last year, emphasizing the company’s strong growth and market resilience.
Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic: “Throughout Q3 and the first nine months of 2023, airBaltic consistently demonstrated strong financial and operational performance.
“This period included a record-breaking summer, with nearly half a million passengers monthly and a steady increase in overall demand. Such growth is reflected in our revenues, surpassing the half-billion euro milestone.
“Despite challenges with spare engine supply and reliability leading to grounded aircraft and impacting Q3 performance, airBaltic still achieved one of its highest ever Q3 EBITDAR margins. The results could have been even stronger without the engine issues.”
“During the 2023 summer period, traditionally the peak for the aviation industry, airBaltic benefited from an uplift owing to escalating demand for both leisure and business travel, amplified by the strategic expansion of our network. airBaltic retains its status as the premier airline in the Baltics, continuously developing essential connectivity from our home cities of Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, and Tampere.
“As the main connectivity provider to and from the region, we are committed to providing our home markets with the best possible air travel services. We continually enhance the overall passenger experience and make a significant contribution to the region’s economy”.
During the first nine months of 2023, airBaltic carried 3.4 million passengers, representing a 41% year-over-year increase. The number of total performed flights, including ACMI-out operations, also increased by 36%, leading to 51 thousand.
|Position||Jan-Sep 2023||Jan-Sep 2022||Change|
|Revenue||EUR 510.6 million||EUR 362.5 million||41%|
|Comparable EBITDAR||EUR 129.5 million||EUR 55.4 million||74.1 million|
|EBITDAR||EUR 131.2 million||EUR 55.4 million||75.8 million|
|Comparable profit / (loss)||EUR 27.8 million||EUR (36.9) million||64.6 million|
|Net profit / (loss)||EUR 9.1 million||EUR (125) million||134.1 million|
|Passengers||3.4 million||2.5 million||41%|
|Flights||33 thousand||28 thousand||19%|
|Total Flights*||51 thousand||37 thousand||36%|
|Position||Q3 2023||Q3 2022||Change|
|Revenue||EUR 219.3 million||EUR 171.1 million||28%|
|Comparable EBITDAR||EUR 72.7 million||EUR 48.9 million||23.8 million|
|EBITDAR||EUR 76.2 million||EUR 48.9 million||27.3 million|
|Comparable profit / (loss)||EUR 27.0 million||EUR 17.2 million||9.8 million|
|Net profit / (loss)||EUR (5.5 million)||EUR (33.9 million)||28.4 million|
|Passengers||1.5 million||1.1 million||28%|
|Flights||13 thousand||11 thousand||18%|
|Total Flights*||20 thousand||16 thousand||29%|