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

United Airlines at Brussels

United Airlines is the number-one airline between North America and Europe by available seat kilometers (ASK) in Q3 (July-September) 2024, according to Cirium data. It is also first by the number of flights, but it is second to Delta Air Lines for available seats. Focusing on ASKs, which reflect distance, United’s capacity is at a […]

Visitors flock to Iceland in the summer to behold the midnight sun

Iceland’s main travel hub, Keflavik Airport (KEF), anticipates a busy 2024 summer season with a total of 25 airlines serving over 80 destinations. This will result in passenger growth of approximately 7% during the summer (April – October), with the airport to welcome a projected 5.8 million travellers over the six-month period. KEF will see […]

April 17, 2024 | Air Service Event 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 Keflavik

Keflavik welcomed 6.13 million passengers in 2022, based on Isavia’s figures. Last year, about seven in ten passengers flew Icelandair and PLAY. When all airlines are considered, virtually three-quarters of traffic was local, while a quarter connected. Excluding 2020/2021, that was the lowest proportion of connecting passengers for many years, reflecting the recovery, PLAY’s US […]