Icelandair losing share at KEF

Icelandair is still the majority operator at KEF.

Icelandair is still the majority operator at KEF. Photo: Sigurður Bogi

Traffic at Keflavík International Airport (KEF) is rising steadily year on year. At the same time, the share accounted for by national carrier Icelandair is falling.

According to Icelandic tourism and travel website turisti.is, September 2015 saw 1,556 scheduled flights depart from KEF. This is 24% up on 2014, and a massive 52% up on 2013.

Many airlines fly to Iceland only over the summer months, often meaning a fall in traffic in September. This year, however, airlines such as Delta and Lufthansa have increased their September schedule.

Two years ago, Icelandair operated 73.4% of all departures from KEF in September. This fell to 71.3% last September, and further to 66.0% in September 2015.

Source: Turisti.is

Source: Turisti.is

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