Articles Tagged ‘Iceland’

US traffic increases by 19% from 2008 to 2017; Stewart was fastest expanding airport last year, Cuba leads international growth race

US traffic increases by 19% from 2008 to 2017; Stewart was fastest expanding airport last year, Cuba leads international growth race

There were 965 million passengers on flights to and from US airports in 2017, 19% more than the previous year. Nick Preston examines traffic developments in the US over the past 10 years and identifies its domestic and international growth trends, as well the fastest growing airports and international markets.

Canadian capacity increased by 34% from 2008 to 2017; foreign flights account for most seats; Portugal fastest-growing international market

Canadian capacity increased by 34% from 2008 to 2017; foreign flights account for most seats; Portugal fastest-growing international market

There were 139.28 million two-way seats serving Canadian airports in 2017, 34% more than in 2008. Nick Preston examines the main trends in this market over the past 10 years, including a comparison of domestic and international capacity and the fastest-growing airports and international country markets.

Narrow-body aircraft on long-haul routes; US is leading market in S18, Copa Airlines heads airline rankings

Narrow-body aircraft on long-haul routes; US is leading market in S18, Copa Airlines heads airline rankings

Narrow-body aircraft are typically workhorses for short- and medium-haul flying. However, some carriers choose to deploy single-aisle types on longer sectors, including a growing number of LCCs. Nick Preston reveals the leading airlines, airports and country markets for long-haul narrow-body flights in S18.


Iceland tops ranking for European countries dominated by local carriers; Lithuania and Slovakia among others with no home carriers

Iceland tops ranking for European countries dominated by local carriers; Lithuania and Slovakia among others with no home carriers

Ryanair has over 80 bases, easyJet and Wizz Air over 20 each and most are outside of where they are headquartered. We reveal which European countries are still dominated by their home-based airlines and which are now dominated by foreign carriers.

Icelandair introduces 767s to its fleet; launches Montreal as latest North American destination; Boston #1 route for ASKs

Icelandair introduces 767s to its fleet; launches Montreal as latest North American destination; Boston #1 route for ASKs

Icelandair has reported double-digit growth for each of the last six years. It now serves 40 destinations non-stop, with Montreal its newest route. We reveal the airline’s top routes by ASKs and which routes have been added since 2014.

Icelandic tourism benefiting from 2010's volcanic eruption; Icelandair, Iceland Express and WOW air all expanding

Icelandic tourism benefiting from 2010’s volcanic eruption; Icelandair, Iceland Express and WOW air all expanding

Traffic at Iceland’s main airport at Keflavik grew 18% last year and last week saw the launch of a new local LCC. But which foreign carriers are also present in Iceland and which LCCs recently started serving the country for the first time? And what’s at the country’s other main airports which our Editor recently […]


easyJet announces Iceland as newest country market; flights from Luton to Reykjavik to begin next summer

easyJet announces Iceland as newest country market; flights from Luton to Reykjavik to begin next summer

Iceland will become easyJet’s 30th country market next summer, but what has been the history of traffic demand between London and Iceland during the last 15 years? Which LCCs have operated in this market and when did British Airways last serve Iceland?

Icelandair adds Denver (in May 2012) to expanding US network; US - Iceland market grew by 13% last year

Icelandair adds Denver (in May 2012) to expanding US network; US – Iceland market grew by 13% last year

Icelandair joins which two other European carriers in offering transatlantic flights to Denver? Which North American destinations does it already serve? How has traffic between the US and Iceland developed in the last decade? What proportion of Keflavik airport’s traffic does it represent?

Nordic airports reporting solid growth in 2010-11; Keflavik, Gothenburg and Malmö all up more than 20% in May

Nordic airports reporting solid growth in 2010-11; Keflavik, Gothenburg and Malmö all up more than 20% in May

Since last April’s volcanic incident, the major Nordic airports have (nearly) all reported solid, uninterrupted growth. But which airports reported the best year-on-year growth in May, and how did the region’s capital airports fare in 2010 compared with 2009 and 2008?


Iceland Express adds Boston, Chicago and Edinburgh

Iceland Express adds Boston, Chicago and Edinburgh

After introducing US flights last summer, Iceland Express has added two more US routes this week. But which European destinations has it dropped since last summer and how seasonal are its operations? Which are the only routes to operate daily in winter?

Icelandair to start four new routes to Billund, Gothenburg, Hamburg and Washington this summer

Icelandair to start four new routes to Billund, Gothenburg, Hamburg and Washington this summer

Last year’s volcanic eruption may have disrupted flights but it generated lots of free publicity for Iceland’s unique landscape. Icelandair is growing this summer and adding four new routes. What role does transatlantic traffic play, and what’s happening with its fleet?

Iceland Express starts new routes to US, Canada and EU this week; serves 24 airports in summer, just seven in winter

Iceland Express starts new routes to US, Canada and EU this week; serves 24 airports in summer, just seven in winter

Iceland Express started transatlantic flights this week, but where in Europe does it fly to and how often? Which destinations have been added (and dropped) since last year and which routes operate year-round?