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Keflavik Airport

Keflavik Airport is the main gateway into Iceland with around 97% of all tourists coming through the airport.

AIRPORT OPERATOR

Isavia handles the operation and development of all airports in Iceland, including Keflavik Airport, and, furthermore, manages air traffic in the Icelandic control area that has a size of 5,4 million square kilometres which makes it one of the largest in the world. We play a major role in aviation services in Iceland. We operate airports that connect different regions of Iceland and Iceland to the rest of the world, connecting three continents: Europe, Asia and North America. Each year, we ensure that 30 million travellers reach their destination safely.

Keflavik Airport is the main gateway into Iceland with around 97% of all tourists coming through the airport.

Keflavik Airport is located 50 km from Reykjavik City Center.

AIRPORT FACTS

  • Keflavik Airport serves as a hub between N-America and Europe for local carriers, Icelandair and WOW air
  • Fifth busiest airport in Scandinavia after Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki
  • 6,8 million passengers in 2016 and expecting to welcome over 8,7 million in 2017
  • Over 90 destinations with 26 airlines available to choose from in summer 2017
  • Total of 49,500 tons of freight travelled through KEF in 2016 growing by 10,9% from previous year

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Airport area: Over 23 square km
  • 4 runways: 3,065 metres and 3,054 metres in length and 60 metres wide, two ILS Cat II equipped and two ILS Cat I equipped, capable of handling large wide body aircrafts
  • Open 24 hours a day, 365 day per year
  • 22 gates in simultaneous usage - slot co-ordinated, 12 with air-bridges
  • 36 aircraft parking stands
  • 41 check-in counters
  • 17 escalators, 27 elevators
  • Ground transport: 49 km from Reykjavik City Center, 40 minutes travel time