From Iceland — Icelandair: Passenger Numbers Plummet, But Freight Holds Steady

Icelandair: Passenger Numbers Plummet, But Freight Holds Steady

Published March 9, 2021

John Pearson
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Icelandair has reported that international passenger traffic in February 2021 was only 2% of that in the same period last year.

Around 5,000 passengers flew internationally last month, according to Fréttablaðið.

Travellers were mostly flying to or from Iceland, although the airline has maintained services connecting Europe to North America via Keflavík. Icelandair’s passenger-carrying capacity has been reduced in line with demand.

However, freight transport carriage has remained stable for the airline year-on-year, as Icelandic import and export activity shows more resilience to the pandemic than the movement of people.

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