Iceland’s Keflavik Airport sets a new record high for passengers last month

By Iceland Monitor - August 7, 2017
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People wait in the entrance hall of the Keflavik International Airport, near Reykjavik, Iceland August 4, 2017. (Michaela Rehle / Reuters)
People wait in the entrance hall of the Keflavik International Airport, near Reykjavik, Iceland August 4, 2017. (Michaela Rehle / Reuters)

This past July saw more than 1 million passengers travel through Keflavik Airport, a first in Iceland’s aviation history.

In all, the airport saw 1.1 million passengers – a 22.21 percent increase from July 2016.

The number includes all passengers who pass through the airport, whether they are leaving or arriving in Iceland, or catching a connecting flight, said Guðni Sigurðsson of Isavia, Iceland’s aviation agency.

The record for number of planes traveling in Iceland’s airspace also fell in July, with more than 20,000 planes passing through.