Bumper October for Iceland’s airlines
Both of Iceland’s main airlines – Icelandair and WOW air – have posted record-breaking figures for October 2015.
Foreign tourists booming market
Icelandair flew a total of 254,000 international passengers last month, 19% more than in October 2014 and the airline’s highest October figure ever. Passenger loads also broke records with Icelandair aircraft flying on average 83.6% full last month.
Passenger numbers grew most in the foreign tourist market, with numbers up 31.8%. Passenger numbers on internal flights and flights to Greenland are up 3% year on year.
Passengers numbers doubled in 12 months
Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air had a similarly successful month of October.
It flew a total of 74,000 passengers to and from Iceland last month, a whopping 97% more than in October 2014. Passenger loads were even higher than Icelandair’s at 92%, up from 90% last year.
So far this year, 619,000 passengers have chosen to fly with WOW air – up 43% on the same period in 2014.