Traffic at Keflavík Airport Before Christmas and Around New Year´s Eve
Isavia would like to point out that there may be heavy traffic through Keflavík Airport in the days leading up to Christmas and around New Year’s Eve. We expect there to be more travellers than there have been over the past weeks and months. Passengers leaving on certain peak days, i.e. 18 and 19 December and 2 and 3 January, are encouraged to arrive at the airport for check-in and security screening 3 hours prior to departure. This is to avoid potentially difficult situations and thereby ensure that throughput is as smooth as possible.
Advantage for Iceland when travel starts again
Iceland has been a growing tourism destination in the last decade while Keflavik Airport has been strengthening its position as a hub between Europe and North America. Keflavik Airport recently took part in the International Routes conference which was held online as Routes Reconnected. The conference was a forum for discussion on the way forward. Along with Keflavik Airport representatives of numerous airlines and other airports met to discuss prospects after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blue Lagoon and Hjá Höllu Receive the Keflavik Airport Service Award
The Keflavík Airport Service Awards for 2019 were recently issued. This time it was the Blue Lagoon that received the service award for retail and Hjá Höllu received the service award for restaurants. The present results, as always, are based on market research and surveys carried out at Keflavík Airport.
Keflavik Airport receives international service award
The service quality at Keflavik Airport in 2019 was among the best in European airports that annually service between 5 to 15 million passengers. This is based on results of an international survey on airport service quality (ASQ) conducted by Airport Council International (ACI). ACI had planned to deliver the award at a ceremony during the annual ACI Customer Experience Global Summit in Kraków, Poland in September this year. The event, however, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The award has nevertheless arrived in Iceland and was recently accepted by Sveinbjörn Indriðason, the CEO of Isavia.
Isavia CEO endorses UN Statement on Renewed Global Cooperation
Isavia Chief Executive Officer, Sveinbjörn Indriðason, recently signed onto a powerful statement on Renewed Global Cooperation together with more than 1,000 CEOs from companies in over 100 countries. Isavia is among some of the world’s largest brands along with hundreds of other large, small and medium-sized enterprises participating in the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.
Collaboration on the use of rapeseed oil on industrial trucks at Keflavík Airport
Sveinbjörn Indriðason, CEO of Isavia ohf, and Jón Gunnar Jónsson, Director General of the Icelandic Transport Authority, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for an experimental project involving the addition of rapeseed oil to the fuel of larger industrial machinery at Keflavík Airport.
Airlines plan increased flights as life returns to Keflavik Airport
Since COVID-19 screening was first offered at Keflavík International Airport on 15 June, as an alternative to quarantine, seven airlines have begun flying to and from Iceland. Now there are flights to 21 destinations in 15 countries. Three more airlines with four more destinations will be added in July.
Chatbot sends information on domestic flights
Passengers travelling through the airports in Reykjavík, Akureyri, Egilsstaðir and Ísafjörður can now get information on booked flights sent to them by chatbot on Facebook Messenger. The passengers can get information on the flights in real time and each step of their trip is specified until the aircraft lands at the destination. To begin with, information on the flights of Air Iceland Connect will be sent. It is hoped that Flugfélagið Ernir will join in later.
Iceland offers Corona virus Testing to Arriving Passengers
From June 15th, passengers arriving at Keflavik Airport can opt for a COVID-19 test upon arrival, as an alternative to the two weeks mandatory quarantine. With this health care action, the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and the Icelandic Government are taking steps to ease the effect of the ongoing travel restrictions.