Irish tourists most satisfied with their trip to Iceland

Visitor satisfaction reports from market research company Gallup shows that Irish tourists are the most satisfied with their visit to Iceland. Visitor satisfaction rated 84.6% in April, up by 1% from the same time period last year. The visitor satisfaction report asks visitors to rate their destination with respect to different dimensions such as quality … Lesa meira

EasyJet offers fewer flights to Iceland due to poor demand

EasyJet added Iceland to its network in 2012, at first offering only flights to Iceland from Luton airport, but soon more routes followed. In the ensuing years, the number of British visitors in Iceland grew drastically. The majority of British tourists choose to visit Iceland during the winter months – in 2018, more British tourists … Lesa meira

Iceland becomes a more affordable destination but visitor numbers drop

The number of people visiting Iceland dropped by 8% during the first four months of 2019 and the total number of foreign visitors to Iceland is expected to decrease even further by the end of the year. According to a report from Arion Bank’s research department, the total number of foreign visitors in 2019 is … Lesa meira

Steep decline in transit passengers in Keflavík during the first months of 2019

The total number of transit and self-connect passengers in Keflavík Airport grew by 39% in 2018. The number of transit passengers in Keflavík Airport had been growing steadily each year since WOW air launched its North American routes in 2015. Isavia, which oversees airport operations, saw transit passengers as an opportunity for further growth, claiming … Lesa meira

Iceland sees first drop in tourist numbers in years

578 thousand foreign visitors came to Iceland during the first four months of 2019, according to statistics provided by the Icelandic Tourist Board. That’s roughly 50,000 fewer visitors compared to the same time period last year. This is the first time the number of foreign visitors to Iceland has dropped since the country’s tourist boom … Lesa meira

Fewer scheduled flights to and from Keflavík in April compared to 2018

The number of scheduled flights to and from Keflavík International Airport in April has dropped by 32% between years. This trend is largely a direct result of WOW air’s bankruptcy in March; the low-cost carrier offered a total of 588 flights from Keflavík Airport to various international destinations in April 2018. However, the decline in … Lesa meira

Air Lease Corporation CEO lashes out against Isavia over grounding

The CEO of Air Lease Corporation has expressed disappointment in the way Isavia (the national airport and air navigation service provider of Iceland) has conducted itself following the collapse of Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW air. ALC had leased six aircrafts to WOW air, one of which has been grounded at Keflavík airport since the 28th … Lesa meira

WOW air founder looking to revive bankrupt carrier

Skúli Mogensen, founder and former CEO of collapsed low-cost carrier WOW air, is seeking to revive the airline. According to information obtained by Fréttablaðið newspaper, Skúli and some former key employees at WOW air are presently looking to raise up to 40 million dollars in operation costs from financers in order to revive the airline. … Lesa meira

Iceland remains well connected to North America despite WOW air’s collapse

The flight network between North America and Iceland remains excellent despite the recent collapse of Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW air. Five legacy airlines offer year-round flights between Keflavík International Airport (near Reykjavik) and the US&Canada: Air Canada, Icelandair, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines. Delta, United Airlines, and Icelandair all operate flights between Keflavík … Lesa meira

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Seat availability to the US will decrease by 29% this summer

WOW air will scale down its seat availability by a hefty 44% for this coming summer season, from 2,732,584 in 2018 to 1,521,600 in 2019. Icelandair’s seat availability will however, increase by 14%. The overall seat availability of airlines that offer scheduled flights to Keflavík Airport (Reykjavik) this summer will drop by 10%, from 7.9 … Lesa meira