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. Passengers are encouraged to check for flight times at the Keflavik Airport website or register for arrivals or departure flight alerts for specific flights via Messenger and Twitter. For more information passengers can contact their airlines.
Keflavik Airport operates in accordance with rules on actions and responses when the weather conditions at the airport are severe. These rules focus on ensuring the safety of passengers. Passengers always take precedence in such circumstances. When weather conditions at Keflavik Airport are severe it may be necessary to limit the use of passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) to avoid injuries and, additionally, prevent damage to machinery and equipment.
- Gusts over 50 knots (approx. 26 m/s) - all use of PBBs discontinued for safety reasons, i.e. to ensure passenger safety and prevent accidents.
- The use of stair vehicles is at the discretion of flight services entities in consultation with the airline in question.