Extreme weather conditions affect flight to and from Keflavik Airport
Flights to and from Keflavik Airport might be affected by extreme weather conditions tonight and most likely till Saturday morning. All remaining Icelandair flights from Keflavik Airport today, Friday afternoon, have been cancelled. All Passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) have been taken out of use due to sustained heavy winds.
Loss during the first part of the year as a result of WOW air collapse
Operating results for the Isavia Group before financial items and taxes in the first half of 2019 amounted to a loss of ISK 942 million, compared to ISK 2,186 million profit the year before. The greatest proportion of this turnaround is related to a write-down of claim relating to WOW Air which amounted to ISK 2,081 million.
Passengers are requested to arrive early due to heavy traffic through Keflavik International Airport
Heavy traffic before the first departures from Keflavík Airport may be expected until the end of October, when the summer season ends. Passengers who are booked on flights departing between 07:00 and 09:00 are encouraged to come to the Airport at least 2.5 hours before departure to avoid having to wait longer during check-in and security screening. The check-in desk and security search opens at 04:00 every morning at Keflavík Airport.
First Wizz Air flight between Keflavik and Krakow
Wizz Air started its new service between Krakow in Poland and Keflavik Airport today. The destination will be served twice-weekly, on Mondays and Fridays. Wizz Air will be 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.
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.