More Flight Passengers than Icelanders in July

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More Flight Passengers than Icelanders in July

By Zoë Robert
Icelandair plane

Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

For the first time in Icelandair’s history, the airline transported more passengers to Iceland during a single month than the number of people living in the country.

The company reports a total of 355,000 passengers to Iceland during the month of July, a 16 percent increase on the same month last year, ruv.is reports.

Not all passengers were tourists, though. The Icelandic Tourist Board reports that 144,500 foreign tourists arrived at Keflavík International Airport in July, which is a 17 percent increase on last July’s numbers and a new record. 

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