Keflavík Airport

Keflavík Airport

Keflavík Airport

Keflavík Airport (Keflavík International Airport) is the largest airport in Iceland, situated 3 km west of Keflavík, about 50 km from the capital Reykjavík. It is the country’s main hub for international transportation. The airport has two runways. Most international journeys to Iceland or from Iceland pass through this airport.

The Airport has one terminal named Leifur Eiríksson Air Terminal, after the famous Icelandic explorer Leif Ericson, who is currently regarded as the first European explorer to land in North America, around 500 years before Christopher Columbus did.

The main carriers at Keflavík are Icelandair and Iceland Express who make the airport their main hub. The airport is only an international airport, all domestic flights are flown from Reykjavík Airport, which lies within 3 km from Reykjavík’s city centre.

Statue of Leif Ericson in front of Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik

Statue of Leif Ericson in front of Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik

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Keflavik Airport website:
www.kefairport.is

Keflavik International Airport features modern passenger and commercial facilities with extensive capacity on the North Atlantic and polar routes linking Europe and Asia with North America.

Keflavik International Airport was operated jointly with U.S. Naval Air Station in Keflavik until 2006 when the Airport Authority assumed sole operation including support for military aviation and defense responsibilities. Commercial and general aviation increased dramatically in the last two decades with peak passenger traffic at 2.2 million in 2007. Fourteen passenger carriers and three scheduled cargo carriers operate at Keflavik International Airport during the high season.