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Nearly Half of Ísafjörður Flights Cancelled in February

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Nearly Half of Ísafjörður Flights Cancelled in February

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Domestic airline Air Iceland Connect had to cancel nearly half of its flights to and from Ísafjörður in February, RÚV reports. Ísafjörður is the largest town in the West Fjords of Iceland and is often inaccessible by land, air, and sea in the winter due to weather.

The proportion of cancelled flights is significantly more than last year’s 28 percent. This year Air Iceland Connect has had to cancel nearly 40 percent more flights than by the same date last year, or 94 flights in 2018 compared to 68 in 2017.

On average around a quarter of flights to or from Ísafjörður are cancelled due to weather between October and March. The last three months of 2017 went more smoothly for the airline, with only 7 percent of flights cancelled in October, and 18 percent in November and December.

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