European islands: airlines are helping to drive tourism growth

Europe has seven island markets listed as separate countries/territories in the CAPA – Centre for Aviation and OAG databases for aviation data on capacity and…..

A cold front hits Isavia as it feels the heat of WOW air’s collapse and Icelandair’s turmoil

Icelandic airport operator and air navigation services provider Isavia has announced a EUR7 million loss in the six months ended Jun-2019 (1H2019) following the collapse…..

It is fair to say passenger numbers in Iceland erupted this decade just like one of its volcanoes, but traffic levels now continue to slip as the country witnesses a cooling in demand

Iceland’s airport operator Isavia has revealed a further reduction in passengers at the country’s main gateway, Keflavik International, and the prognosis for the remainder of…..

As demand cools in Iceland, what now for Keflavik International airport following the collapse of WOW air?

Icelandic airport and navigation operator Isavia says it will be “examining the extent of the consequences that WOW air’s withdrawal may have”, adding it “heavily…..

Country Insight: #76 – Iceland

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..

Riding a rollercoaster – Iceland’s main gateway warns of significant decline in local and transfer passengers in 2019

From the highs of being one of the world’s hottest new destinations, Iceland is hitting a slump in demand driven by rising costs and increasing…..

Why do the Nordic countries eschew the privatisation of their airports?

At an airport investment conference last year the chief executive of Finavia, which is responsible for the operation of Finland’s airports on behalf of the…..

The Icelandair and WOW air merger could have a big impact on Keflavik Airport

The surprise news (in that it came so soon, rather than at all) of the merger of Icelandair and WOW air poses some questions about…..

Airport Insight: Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport

Each day this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Keflavik International helps bring a warm front into Reykjavik with passenger levels into Iceland’s main gateway 11 years ahead of schedule

Isavia, Iceland’s national airport company and air navigation service provider, has forecast that Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport (KEF) will “significantly exceed” 10 million passengers in 2018, according to commercial director…..

Airline Insight: Icelandair

Each day this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..