More passengers in June than in previous months combined

During January to May this year only 114.000 passengers travelled through Keflavik Airport, the main international airport in Iceland. In June however then number of passengers went up to 136.000 which is almost four times more passengers than in June 2020. When compared to the traffic in 2019 the pictures is quite different. In June … Lesa meira

Delta offers more service to Iceland

Beginning in May, Delta customers seeking a global escape will once again enjoy a nonstop connection from three U.S. hubs to Iceland’s stunning landscapes, world-renowned hot springs like the Blue Lagoon, and the iconic capital city of Reykjavík. Delta will launch new daily service from Boston Logan International Airport to Keflavík International Airport beginning May … Lesa meira

All vaccinated individuals able to travel to Iceland

The Icelandic government has announced that all those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to travel to Iceland without being subject to border measures, such as testing and quarantine. Until now, this exemption has only applied to those presenting certificates from the EU/EEA Area but will now apply equally to everyone … Lesa meira

New Icelandic Airline Taking Off

It was early last winter when two former directors at WOW air announced their plans to start a new low-cost airline. The company was named Play and the plan was to start operating flights in the beginning of 2020. Today the group behind Play must be relieved that they didn’t manage to maintain that plan, … Lesa meira

Practical information regarding Covid testing for travellers arriving in Iceland

Passengers arriving in Iceland from 15 June can choose to be tested for COVID-19 or to go into quarantine for two weeks. This is in line with the Chief Epidemiologist’s recommendations and the preparations are now underway for testing at the Icelandic boarder. “Utmost care is being taken not to jeopardize the success achieved in … Lesa meira

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Travellers need to pay for COVID-19 test themselves

All those who arrive in Iceland after the 15th of June have the option of doing a COVID-19 test instead of starting a two-week quarantine the day they arrive. Visitor can present a new Covid-19 test when they arrive or otherwise do one at the Keflavík International Airport. Tests will also be available at the … Lesa meira

Icelandair’s survival depends on agreements with pilots and cabin crew

“Whether we like it or not, investors are demanding new long-term agreements with flight crews that will make the company competitive over the next few years,” Icelandair Group CEO Bogi Nils Bogason wrote in a letter to the company’s employees on Saturday evening. The deadline for concluding new collective bargaining agreements is May 22 when … Lesa meira

Integration of Air Iceland Connect and Icelandair

Air Iceland Connect operates domestic flights in Iceland and scheduled flights to Greenland while Icelandair has an international network. Both airlines are part of Icelandair Group. But now all supporting functions of Air Iceland Connect such as sales, marketing, operations, finance, HR and IT will be integrated into Icelandair’s operations. The Air Operators Certificate (AOC) … Lesa meira

Government sends out vouchers to spend on domestic travel

During the past decade Iceland has seen a great increase in the number of tourists and today few nations rely as much on tourism as Iceland does. The current situation, caused by the Coronavirus/COVID-19, will therefore cause serious setback for industry, especially as the high season is approaching. This is, of course, the situation in … Lesa meira

Iceland: Record Number of International Overnight Stays in Hotels 

Almost all travelers visiting Iceland fly in and out of Keflavik International Airport. Therefore, the tallying of foreign tourists on the island is very accurate; last year they decreased by 14%. The main explanation for this decrease is the bankruptcy of WOW Air in March last year, as this low-cost airline accounted for about three … Lesa meira