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Increase in Travelers at Iceland Airport

Airline passengers who passed through Keflavík International Airport last month increased significantly compared to August 2009, by 11.7 percent. Last month, 274,600 people passed through the airport.

At Keflavík International Airport. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

Following the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull, April saw a significant decrease in airline passengers. However, during all three summer months, June, July and August, around 12 percent more people passed through the airport than during the same months in 2009, Morgunbladid reports.

After the banking collapse in October 2008, the number of airline passengers started decreasing after having increased every month until then. In 2009, most months saw a decrease, the most significant of which was in March, 36.9 percent.

However, this year, in spite of the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull, the downward trend has turned around as 1.3 million people have already passed through Keflavík Airport, which is a 5.1 percent increase compared to the first eight months of 2009.

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