Light and video connected in unique exhibition at Keflavik Airport
Hosted by Isavia and curated by Kristín Scheving, an exhibition series with three Icelandic artists will be displayed at Keflavík International Airport between February and October 2018. The exhibition seeks to continuously explore the possibilities of connecting light and video in public spaces in ways that bring an element of presence to the visitor’s experience of the location.
Isavia working on implementation of EU data protection regulation
Isavia has since spring 2017 been working on the implementation of the EU GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) which will enter into force in May 2018. A project management group is currently working on the implementation and a Data Protection Officer (DPO) has been appointed.
Over 10 million passengers will travel through Keflavik Airport in 2018
At the annual Isavia morning meeting, which was held at Hilton Nordica this morning, Isavia announced a new forecast for passenger numbers for Keflavik Airport in 2018. Dr. Huginn Freyr Þorsteinsson discussed the impact on Iceland of Keflavik Airport being an exchange point between continents. Ásta Kristín Sigurðardóttir, Managing Director of the Icelandic Tourism Cluster, introduced Startup Tourism’s business accelerator, which has helped a number of tourism companies to establish themselves.
Fee collection for parking spaces for coaches at Leif Eiriksson´s Air Terminal
Isavia will begin collecting a fee for parking spaces for coaches at Leif Eiriksson´s Air Terminal on 1 March 2018. The parking spaces are for the bus service operators who do not, at present, pay for facilities. This is in tune with the policy of Isavia that the income of each area in traffic organisation cover the cost of the services provided and future development. In addition, it is important for Isavia to strengthen non-flight related income bases, as this will allow the company to cover the cost of the significant developments planned at Keflavík Airport.
Borealis Alliance: three steps closer to full Free Route Airspace across Northern Europe
The Borealis Alliance, the leading voluntary collaboration of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), is one step closer to offering full Free Route Airspace (FRA) across the airspace managed by its nine Members, after new successful implementations by the Irish and Icelandic ANSPs.
Extensive asphalt paving completed
The asphalt paving of the runways at Keflavík Airport has now been completed, and the ribbon was recently cut on the opening of the east-west runway. Work began during the summer in 2016. The overall project was to pave both runways, renew all electrical equipment and change the runway lights to energy saving diode lights.
Short waiting time despite great increase in passenger numbers
In June, the Airport security at Keflavik International managed to keep the waiting time down to a minimum, 89% of passengers waiting five minutes or less and 98% under 10 minutes. This information is gathered by a special system used at the airport to monitor waiting times. Airport operator Isavia is determined in keeping the security processing time at a minimum with high service quality.
Check-in for morning flights opens at midnight
In June the check-in at Keflavik Airport for morning flights with Icelandair, WOW air and Primera Air will open at midnight. During the summer, there has been some congestion in early morning check-in at the airport and Isavia hopes that by offering this services, the traffic will distribute better.
Landing incident in Keflavík - no accident on people
About kl. 17:20 today, an aircraft from the airline Primera Air had an incident when landing on runway 01/19 at Keflavik Airport. The plane skid out of the end of the runway but there were no accidents on people and little damage to the airplane itself. It is not clear what caused this incident, but the Accident Investigation Commission is currently investigating the incident.
Finnair opens a Helsinki route
Yesterday, Finnair opened a new route between Keflavik Airport and Helsinki. The flight is scheduled five times a week during summer time and three times a week in the winter. The flight will ease the connection between Iceland and Finnair's numerous destinations in Asia.