Almost a million passengers through Keflavik Airport in July
The month of July was busy as predicted by Isavia's passenger forecast. A total of 980,264 passengers made their way through Keflavik Airport, which is a 15.0% increase for the same period last year.
Multiple airlines, both Icelandic and international, flew to 79 destinations with Copenhagen, New York, Paris, London, and Boston being the most popular.
A record was broken in numbers of Icelanders' departures in July, with departures being 70,600 or 8.2% more than in the same month last year. This is the largest number of Icelanders' departures in July since the Icelandic Tourist Board started their data gathering.
Departures of foreign passengers, according to the Icelandic Tourist Board, were 275,291 in July. This is the second-largest month of July recorded.
Majority of foreign departures in July were due to US citizens, or approximately 114 thousand which is 41.3% of all departing foreigners. German citizens were in second place or 22 thousand (8.0% of the total number), Polish citizens in third place (7.4% of total), French in fourth place (4.9% of total) and British people in fifth place (4.0% of total).
From January-July, around 1.2 million foreign passengers made their way through Keflavik Airport which is a 41.9% increase from the same period last year.
Keflavik Airport is one of the few airports in the world that has fully recovered its passenger numbers post pandemic. Isavia's passenger forecast predicts that 2.8 million passengers will go through Keflavik Airport in June, July, and August. That would be about 400 thousand more passengers compared to the same period in 2019.