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Record number of airlines and passengers this summer

There is no slow down in the number of passengers travelling through Keflavík Airport, according to Isavia, that operates all Icelandic airports and provides air navigational services.

25 airlines this summer

The number of foreign airlines flying to Iceland has increased five-fold in just eleven years, according to latest figures. Five foreign airlines operated to and from Keflavík International Airport (KEF) back in 2005 but this summer (2016), 25 airlines have announced operations – five more than last year.

When including final changes to the flight schedule for 2016 for airlines flying to and from Keflavík Airport, it now looks like even more passengers will travel through the airport than Isavia’s previous passenger forecasts, from November 2015, predicted. An updated forecast indicates that 6.66 million passengers will travel through Keflavík Airport in the year 2016, while the previous forecast predicted 6.25 million passengers. This amounts to a 37% increase from 2015, when a total of 4.86 million passengers travelled through the airport. When looking only at foreign travellers to Iceland the passenger forecast of November last year predicted that they would amount to around 1.5 million, but now the predicted number would appear to be around 1.7 million.