Keflavik Airport’s new East Wing expands terminal space by 30%

Keflavík Airport, Iceland’s primary international gateway, is undergoing a transformation guided by its Masterplan aimed at strategically expanding capacities to accommodate an increasing number of passengers, while also enhancing the overall travel experience. The airport is utilising the plan to make informed decisions, structuring developments in phases. Each phase is tailored to existing demands while […]

June 6, 2024 | Air Service Event News

KEF-VNO

Iceland’s PLAY inaugurated flights between Reykjavik and Vilnius in Lithuania on Saturday 25 May. The 2,835-kilometre route will be maintained weekly with the 180-seat A320neo aircraft. The LCC faces no competition between the two cities. PLAY has an office in Vilnius, which performs part of the company’s administrative duties. Flight OG594 departs from Reykjavik’s Keflavik […]

May 31, 2024 | Latest Route News +

YYC-KEF

WestJet launched a seasonal transatlantic service between Calgary and Reykjavik on Wednesday 15 May, marking its entry onto the Icelandic market. The 5,150-kilometre route will be maintained 4-weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, departing Calgary, with the 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The carrier faces no competition on the route, which will be maintained until […]

May 21, 2024 | Latest Route News +

Keflavik Airport

Iceland’s Keflavík Airport (KEF) capped off an extraordinary year in 2023, welcoming 7.75 million passengers through its terminal. This figure aligns seamlessly with the airport’s December 2022 forecast, marking a considerable 27% year-on-year growth and a 7% increase in passengers on the pre-pandemic 2019. KEF continued to position itself as a transfer hub in northern […]

February 5, 2024 | Air Service Event News

PLAY AIRLINES

Formed from the ashes of Iceland’s WOW Air, PLAY launched operations in July 2021. Planespotters.net shows that it now has a fleet of 10 aircraft: six A320neos and four A321neos. According to the airline’s own figures, it carried more than 1.5 million passengers in 2023, accounting for about one in five of Keflavik’s passengers. While […]

PLAY at Frankfurt

PLAY now serves Germany’s busiest airport. On 14 December the Icelandic carrier began regular service on the 2,410-kilometre route between Reykjavik KEF and Frankfurt FRA utilising its A321s. Weekly frequencies vary between three and six per week over the winter season. Competition on the route comes from Icelandair’s daily service and Lufthansa’s 3-weekly service. The […]

December 20, 2023 | Latest Route News +

KEF - DUS

PLAY launched a new seasonal service between Reykjavik and Dusseldorf on Thursday 8 June as it continues to expand operations this summer. The Icelandic carrier will maintain the 3-weekly 2,220-kilometre route on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with its A320neo aircraft. The LCC will compete directly against Eurowings’ 4-weekly flights between the two airports. The outbound service, operating as OG730, departs […]

June 16, 2023 | Latest Route News +

DTW-KEF

Delta introduced a new seasonal service between Detroit and Reykjavik on Monday 15 May, becoming its third route between the US and Iceland’s capital after New York JFK and Minneapolis/St. Paul. The 4,495-kilometre service will be maintained 4-weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, with the 193-seat 757 aircraft. It will compete directly against Icelandair, […]

May 22, 2023 | Latest Route News +

KEF-IAD PLAY

Icelandic carrier PLAY has introduced flights from its Reykjavik hub to Washington IAD on Wednesday 26 April. The 4,505-kilometre service will be maintained daily with the A320neo aircraft, The airline competes against Icelandair’s daily service between the two cities, operated by its 737 MAX fleet. Washington IAD is the fourth new route introduced into PLAY’s network […]

April 28, 2023 | Latest Route News +