It is impossible to book a flight from Reykjavik (ICAO: BIRK) to Vestmannaeyjar (ICAO: BIVM) on the date after 31 August with Icelandair. The airline stops to serve this seasonal summer route one month earlier due to low demand, and there is not obvious it will fly it next summer.
“We decided to end our summer schedule earlier than originally planned, that is at the end of August, due to outlook for limited demand in September”, said Icelandair´s press-officer Ásdís Ýr Pétursdóttir answering the questions from Flugblogg, “We have not yet made a decision regarding this route for next summer.”
Air Iceland Connect’s executives (regional airline merged under Icelandair brand in March 2021) have decided to start scheduled flights to Vestmannaeyjar in spring 2021. The only airline, which performed regular flights to Vestmannaeyjar before, Eagle Air (Flugfélagið Ernir) withdraw the route from its network in September 2020. The founder and owner of Eagle Air Hörður Guðmundsson explained Flugblogg, it had happened because of the decreasing amount of passengers between Reykjavik and Vestmannaeyjar, also because of competition with subsidised ferry line. Before Air Iceland Connect came out with its plans for summer 2021, the national airport operator Isavia was going to close the airport and fired all employees there.