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Isavia: Iceland placed to attract more tourists and future hub traffic

The Icelandic airports and ATC operator Isavia has just published its financial report for the first half of 2020.

In common with most others it makes for depressing reading, although not as much as those of some of its peers. It is clear that Icelandair remains its most important customer by far, despite the airline having to seek state assistance.

Moreover, in a robust statement Isavia says it is confident that tourists will begin to return to the country as soon as they start seeking ‘purity’ again, and that the national carrier will be in a better position even than it was in before, to transport passengers across the Atlantic Ocean through the Keflavik Airport hub as other airlines dither about resuming their own direct services.

In the meantime Isavia has had the responsibility of ensuring that Iceland’s far-flung citizens, few in number as they are, have been able to access the capital and other parts of the country. Its domestic airports have witnessed a faster resumption of seat capacity than the international Keflavik Airport.