Control Towers

The Air Navigation Division provides air traffic control service at Keflavik, Reykjavik and Akureyri airports. At other scheduled airports, flight information service is provided. At these airports, there are employees in the control tower who belong to the Airports- and Infrastructure Division, but the Air Navigation Division is responsible for the services.

Air traffic services are provided at the following airports:

Location Service
Keflavik International Airport ATC TWR /APP (Radar)
Reykjavik International Airport ATC TWR /APP (Radar)
Akureyri International Airport ATC TWR /APP (Radar)
Egilsstaðir International Airport AFIS
Bíldudalur Airport AFIS
Gjögur Airport AFIS
Grímsey Airport AFIS
Hornafjörður Airport AFIS
Ísafjörður Airport AFIS
Sauðárkrókur Airport AFIS
Siglufjörður Airport AFIS
Vestmannaeyjar Airport AFIS
Vopnafjörður Airport AFIS
Þingeyri Airport AFIS
Þórshöfn Airport AFIS

There are 31 air traffic controllers who work in the control tower at Keflavik International Airport. There are two runways at the airport. The runways are equipped with CAT-II instrument landing system which allows for a 100 ft. decision height from two directions and a CAT-I instrument landing system which allows for a 200 ft. decision height from the other two directions. An approach radar is located at Keflavik Airport and radar services are provided there. Approach services to Reykjavík Airport are also provided from Keflavik Airport using the same radar.

There are 13 air traffic controllers who work in the control tower at Reykjavik International Airport. The airport has three runways, equipped for instrument approach from three directions. Five air traffic controllers work in the control tower at Akureyri. There is one runway at the airport, equipped for instrument approach from both directions. At Akureyri International Airport, approach services are provided with a radar located at the airport.

At other scheduled airports where aerodrome flight information service (AFIS) is provided, there are 1-5 employees in the control tower at each airport. There are four international airports: Keflavik, Reykjavik, Akureyri and Egilsstaðir. Flight information service is provided at Egilsstaðir but air traffic control service at the other three.

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