No Covid-19 measures at Icelandic borders
All Covid-19 measures at the Icelandic borders have been lifted. No prevention measures are in place, regardless of whether people are vaccinated or unvacinated. Covid measures at Keflavik International Airport and regional airports in Iceland have also been lifted. No rules on the wearing of masks in the terminals are now in place.
Akureyri Airport implements Automatic terminal information service (ATIS)
Voice ATIS (Automatic Terminal Information Service) has been implemented for Akureyri Airport (BIAR). The objective is to increase service and safety of flights using the airport. ATIS systems are already in use at Keflavik and Reykjavik Airports.
Isavia Regional Airports Reaches an Agreement with Hyrna on the Expansion of the Terminal at Akureyri Airport
Isavia Regional Airports and construction company Hyrna have signed an agreement for the construction of an extension to the terminal at Akureyri Airport. The agreement amount for the project is ISK 810.5 million. Sigrún Björk Jakobsdóttir, CEO of Isavia Regional Airports, and Örn Jóhannsson, Managing Director of Hyrna, signed the agreement in the terminal at Akureyri Airport.
New agreement with Aireon
Isavia ANS (ANS), a subsidiary of Isavia ohf. and Iceland´s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), has signed an agreement with US company Aireon to expand it´s space-based ADS-B coverage. ANS will add to Aireon´s coverage above 70°North Latitude, ANS has been receiving south of 70°North since December 2020.
Isavia receives ISO 14001 environmental certification
Recently Isavia received the ISO 14001 environmental certification. With the implementation of this comprehensive environmental management standard, environmental aspects of the company’s operations were identified, monitoring and control were established for each of them and objectives were set to reduce negative environmental impact.
Net-Zero Carbon Emissions at Keflavik International Airport by 2030
Keflavík International Airport will achieve the goal of Net-Zero Carbon Emissions in its operations by 2030. This is two decades sooner than stipulated by ACI Europe’s Net Zero commitment, which was signed by the CEO of Isavia, Sveinbjörn Indriðason, alongside the directors of 194 other European airports in June 2019.
The number of passengers passing through keflavík airport could reach close to 8 million in 2024
A new summary provided by Isavia that outlines the potential number of passengers passing through Keflavík Airport in the next three years reveals that if the most promising predictions come to fruition, a larger number of passengers will be utilising the airport in 2024 than in 2019, i.e. before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Isavia Interim Financial Statements 30 June 2021
The consolidated accounts for the Isavia group before financial items and taxes (EBIT) for the first half of 2021 were negative by ISK 5.1 billion, compared to a deficit of ISK 5.3 billion in the same period a year ago. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was still keenly felt in the operations of the company in the first half of this year, as revenue declined by ISK 2.3 billion, or 27% compared to the corresponding period a year earlier.
Air-Traffic Controller Strike Cancelled - New Collective Wage Agreement Signed
On Saturday, August 28th, the Confederation of Icelandic Employers, on behalf of Isavia, and the Association of Icelandic Air Traffic Controllers (FÍF) signed a new collective wage agreement that is valid until October 1st 2023. Air traffic controllers have therefore cancelled the strike that had been announced on August 31st for Keflavík, Akureyri and Reykjavík Airports on September 3rd.