0. Registration entry for subjects

0.1 Name


0.2 Subject area

Tourism, transport and IT

0.3 Responsible authority; office, division, person etc.

0.4 Purpose and history

The aim is to collect and disseminate data on passenger, freight and mail transport through Icelandic airports. Data on the number of passengers and tonnes of freight and mail is available from 1964, although not quite comparable to the data compiled today.

0.5 Users and application

Various institutions and individuals interested in air transport.

0.6 Sources

Civil Aviation Administration.

0.7 Legal basis for official statistics

Act on Statistics Iceland No. 24/1913

0.8 Response burden

The data concerning Keflavik airport is delivered once a month to Statistics Iceland. Data concerning other airports is only delivered once a year in connection with the publication of the Statistical Yearbook of Iceland, Landshagir.

0.9 EEA and EU obligations

1. Contents

1.1 Description of content

The data concerning Keflavik airport consist of tonnes of freight and mail to and from the country, and number of passengers arriving and departing the country, as well as number of passengers in transit. The data concerning the other airports in the country also consist of tonnes of freight and mail and the number of passengers for each airport and also show whether those passengers are travelling by scheduled flights, non-scheduled flights or ambulance flights.

1.2 Statistical concepts

2. Time

2.1 Reference periods

The calendar year.

2.2 Process time

The process time is short as the data is delivered almost in a final version.

2.3 Punctuality

The figures for previous year are accessible in the autumn.

2.4 Frequency of releases

Yearly in the Statistical Yearbook of Iceland.
Yearly releases of web tables

3. Reliability and security

3.1 Accuracy and reliability

The data is considered reliable and accurate.

3.2 Sources of errors

3.3 Measures on confidence limits/accuracy

4. Comparison

4.1 Comparison between periods

Comparison between years is regarded as reliable.

4.2 Comparison with other statistics

4.3 Coherence between preliminary and final statistics

No preliminary figures.

5. Access to information

5.1 Forms of dissemination

Statistics, categorised statistical web tables
Statistical Yearbook of Iceland, Landshagir

5.2 Basic data; storage and usability

The data is received and preserved in Excel format.

5.3 Reports

5.4 Other information

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