Keflavík Airport

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Keflavík Airport

Keflavík Airport, also known as Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport, is the largest airport in Iceland and the country’s main hub for international transportation. The airport is 1.7 nautical miles west of Keflavík and 50 km southwest of Reykjavík.

Keflavik International Airport was built by the U.S. military during World War II and opened on 23 March in 1943. It has played a big role in the development of commercial flight in Iceland and been an important stop-over between Europe and the U.S.

A lot has changed since the new terminal building opened in 1987. The number of passengers has increased fivefold, and there is continuous ongoing development. In the next few years, we expect an even further increase in the number of passengers and predict that by 2020, passengers passing through the airport will number around 10 million per year. In total, there are 28 airline companies flying to and from Iceland this summer. To meet the needs of this growing number of customers, the terminal building is being expanded. The expansion will continue in several phases over the next few years.

Airport News

Isavia Considers New Approach to Big Construction Projects

Isavia is considering a new approach when it comes to implementing the vision outlined in the Major Development Plan for the airport, and is seeking input from the market in this regard. There are big …

Jómfrúin opens at Keflavík Airport

SSP Norway, part of the global company SSP Group had the winning bid in a commercial tender for the operation of two restaurants that will be opened at Keflavík Airport in February next year. SSP …


Keflavík Airport
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