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Tourists Decreased by 6.9% in February

By Yelena

Keflavík Airport
Photo: Golli (Photo not directly related to news content).

Departures of foreign tourists from Keflavík Airport decreased by some 11,000 individuals, or 6.9% in February 2019 compared to the same month last year. The data comes from a joint press release from the Icelandic Tourist Board and Isavia.

UK and US citizens were the most numerous groupsof foreign visitors last month, representing 45.3% of all departures. Travellers of both nationalities have decreased, however. Some 9% fewer UK citizens and 19% fewer US citizens visited Iceland in February 2019 than February 2018.

Some 288,000 foreign travellers have departed from Keflavík Airport since January 1 of this year, a decrease of 6.4% compared to the same period last year.

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