CYBER ATTACK ON ISAVIA WEBSITE
On Sunday the 10th of June the Isavia website, which publishes flight information for all Icelandic scheduled airports, was down for about two hours due to cyber-attacks. This is a so-called ddos attack, which generates traffic to the website with thousands of virtual users.
ARRIVAL OF THE TURKISH MEN‘S NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM TO ICELAND
Due to news of the arrival of the Turkish men‘s national football team to Iceland, it should be noted that the departure airport of the national team in Turkey is not part of the defined comprehensive security area or One Stop Security, which applies to airports within the EU and in the EEA Area, or in the countries that have specifically negotiated an agreement thereto.
PASSENGER NUMBERS DECREASE BETWEEN YEARS
Isavia estimates that the number of foreign travellers to Iceland this year will be 1,927 thousand. This is a decrease of about 388 thousand between years. Updated figures on passenger numbers in June to the end of December indicate that the total number of passengers passing through Keflavík Airport will be approximately 7.3 million.
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM ISAVIA REGARDING WOW AIR
In the early hours of the morning of Thursday the 28th of March 2019, Isavia received information that WOW air’s aircraft would not be leaving the USA for Keflavík Airport in Iceland. Isavia, therefore, employed the provisions of Article 136 of the Icelandic Aviation Act on WOW air’s aircraft situated in Keflavík Airport as collateral for unpaid fees.
ISAVIA´S INCOME INCREASED BY 10% BETWEEN YEARS
Isavia’s 2018 annual financial statements were approved during the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 21st. The year’s operation was a success, and operating results were in line with the company’s predictions. The company’s income amounted to ISK 41.8bn, a 10% increase between years.
WIZZ AIR DOUBLE-DIGIT ROUTE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM KEFLAVIK
Keflavik Airport has confirmed that Wizz Air is set to begin flights to Krakow from 16 September, with the carrier planning to serve the destination twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) using its fleet of 230-seat A321s. This latest addition to the carrier’s roll-call sees Wizz Air become the first non-Icelandic carrier to operate a double-digit route network from Keflavik, with Krakow becoming the airline’s 10th connection from Iceland’s global gateway.
KEFLAVIK AIRPORT 4TH IN ASQ AWARDS
Keflavik Airport is in fourth place for delivering the best customer experience out of 36 European Airports in the size category 5-15 million passengers. This is the result of the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Survey conducted by ACI (Airports Council International) for the year 2018.
ISAVIA AND LFV AGREE ON UNIFIED TECHNICAL PLATFORMS FOR AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICES (AIS)
At the end of 2018, Isavia signed a service agreement with LFV, Air Navigations Services of Sweden, for access to new software and solutions for Aeronautical Information Services (AIS). The agreement involves collaboration between service providers in Iceland, Sweden and Denmark for a common solution called L-CAPS, LFV-Comprehensive AIM Production Service, that will increase economy and efficiency.
DECREASE IN PASSENGER NUMBERS, BUT 2019 EXCEEDS LONG-TERM PREDICTION
Isavia’s passenger predictions for 2019 assume that the total number of passengers passing through Keflavík Airport this year will decrease by 8.7% from what the number was in 2018. The total number of passengers, however, remains in excess of the long-term forecast that was prepared for the Keflavík Airport Masterplan that was prepared in 2015.
WOW AIR LINKS ICELAND TO ASIA FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
WOW air has expanded its network from Keflavik Airport by launching the Icelandic hub’s first non-stop flight to Asia, with the airline offering services to Delhi. The service will operate three times weekly. It provides the only low-cost option for passengers travelling between India and North America via a seamless transfer at Keflavik.