Continuing to record significant growth in passenger numbers, Keflavik Airport has welcomed the latest addition to its ever-growing route network with the arrival of Icelandair’s new link to Tampa. With the 5,779-kilometre route operated twice-weekly on the carrier’s 183-seat 757-200s, the Icelandic hub celebrated the inaugural flight of the airport pair yesterday.
Becoming Keflavik’s 18th US destination – its 23rd in North America – the new service further consolidates the US as the airport’s largest country market served in terms of S17 seat capacity. Facing no direct competition on the link to Florida’s Gulf Coast, Icelandair adds its 13th US destination from its base, now offering almost 20,000 weekly seats to the US from Iceland’s largest airport.
Expecting to reach 8.7 million passengers this year, Keflavik has seen its traffic nearly double since 2015.