Meeting of Isavia and the TSA
Wednesday, February 19, Sveinbjörn Indriðason, CEO of Isavia met with David P. Pekoske, the Administrator of TSA, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, and Jeffrey Ross Gunter, the U.S. Ambassador to Iceland. The main topic of the meeting was to discuss the mutual interests of Iceland and the United States in terms of airport operations and air transport. The importance of good cooperation between Isavia and TSA, as well as the possibilities of further cooperation, were also discussed.
Electric buses for trial at Keflavik Airport
Isavia, the operator of Keflavik International Airport, has been evaluating the feasibility of replacing diesel buses, that transfer passengers between terminal and aircraft, with electric ones. For the trial, Isavia staff have driven a Mercedes Benz eCitario around the airport apron. The bus proves to be remarkably silent, with good handling, and very suitable for tarmac operations. Isavia already has already employed electric cars for some years. They fit the operations and conditions at Keflavik Airport very well, with flat land, short driving distances and readily available electricity from renewable sources.
A new action plan for the environment
Since 2015, Isavia has achieved a staggering 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions from operations per passenger. To continue this ambitious journey towards more sustainable airport operations, Isavia's Executive Board has launched an updated Environment and Climate Action Plan for Isavia and subsidiaries. The updated plan is mainly focused on goals for 2020 and 2021.
Isafjordur Airport has one of the world‘s most scenic approaches
Isafjordur Airport located in the Icelandic Westfjords made it to PrivateFly‘s shortlist for the most Scenic Airport Approaches. Only twelve other European airports made it to the list. Voting is open to all until March 15, 2020.
Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks expands Iceland programme for Winter 2020-2021
Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks has announced a major expansion to its Iceland programme for Winter 2020-2021 with scheduled flights from Birmingham and Manchester Airports available for the first time, alongside services from London Stansted, Belfast International and Edinburgh Airports.
Increased cooperation due to the spread of Novel Coronavirus
Isavia, the operator of Keflavik International Airport, has started cooperative consultation with the Chief Epidemiologist, the Directorate of Health and the Civil Protection Department to coordinate response to the increased spread of the Novel Coronavirus .
Educational video on how to identify human trafficking
An educational video about human trafficking, produced by Saga Film for Isavia, has been posted in Isavia’s education management system as well as on the company’s YouTube channel. The video is a part of a training for all employees who are in direct contact with passengers in Leif Eiriksson Air Terminal, putting them in a better position to identify human trafficking.
Severe weather affecting international and domestic flights
Severe weather is affecting flights to and from Keflavik Airport and domestic airports in Iceland on Tuesday, January 7th until noon on Wednesday, January 8th 2020. Passengers are advised to follow the flight schedules, arrivals and/or departures on our website or register for our flight alerts via Messenger or Twitter.
Keflavik Airport passenger forecast for 2020
Isavia’s 2020 forecast for the number of passengers expected to pass through Keflavík Airport was issued today, Monday the 23rd of December 2019. According to the passenger forecast, it is assumed that the total number of passengers passing through Keflavík Airport in 2020 will decrease by 7.6% from what the number was in 2019. The total number of arrivals passengers will be slightly more than 2.5 million or a decrease of 1.4% from last year. The number of transfer passengers decreases for the second year in a row. Their number decreases from just over 2 million passengers to just over 1.5 million, down by approximately 24.3%.
Agreement Signed with the UK Company Mace for the Future Development of Keflavik International Airport
Isavia has entered into a long-term agreement with the UK construction and consultancy firm Mace for programme management and supervision for the planned enlargement of Keflavík Airport. Sveinbjörn Indriðason, Isavia’s CEO, and Jason Millet, Chief Operating Officer for Mace, signed an agreement to such effect in Keflavík International Airport in the presence of, among others, Michael Nevin, the British Ambassador to Iceland.