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Icelandair was the most punctual airline at Keflavík Airport in October

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  • Icelandair Iceland's oldest airline continues to be by far the largest airline in Keflavík with 58% of all departures from the airport.

According to statistics from Keflavík International Airport (KEF) compiled by the booking website Dohop the most punctual airline in October at the airport was Icelandair. According to the data 78% of all departures by the Icelandic airline were on time.

SAS and Easy Jet share second and third place with 76% of all departures on time. Departures by the other Icelandic airline, WOW Air, were on time in 69% of the time.

Read more: Low-cost airlines WOW air and Easyjet chip away at the dominance of Icelandair

Icelandair has been in operation since 1937 and is Iceland's largest airline. It has a long history of providing connecting flights between the United States and Europe. The airline’s business strategy is based on the geographical position of Iceland, midway between North Europe and the USA.

WOW Air is a low-cost airline that has grown rapidly. It was founded in November 2011 and began its flight service in May 2012.

According to data compiled by the local travel site turisti.is (link in Icelandic) around eight of ten departures from KEF are by Icelandair (57.6%) and WOW (23.8%).

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