Keflavik International Airport (KEF), located 45 minutes from Reykjavik’s city-centre, is preparing for an anticipated increase in travel to Iceland this summer.
KEF operator Isavia Ltd. predicts a 10% increase in airport traffic compared to summer 2012. Seventeen airlines plan to operate at KEF during the summer season, which lasts from March through October.
With a 21.6% increase in passenger traffic in January, 2013 is already off to a good start. Six airlines are operating on the winter schedule this year, compared to three in 2012.
This summer, the airport expects to handle 32 arrivals and departures during the early morning and afternoon peak hours. With slightly less activity at noon and midnight, the Leif Eriksson’s Air Terminal prepares to handle up to 15,500 passengers daily during the summer surge in June, July and August.
To deal with the continued traffic rise, modifications are under way in the terminal. A new departure gate and lounge for passenger transport by bus to aircraft will be completed in the main terminal area, and the south section will also see considerable modifications for enhanced passenger comfort. Check-in self-service will be expanded considerably and self-boarding adopted at some gates to reduce crowding in confined areas. A new free service Wi-Fi system will also be launched at the airport in the spring.
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The following airlines plan to operate at KEF International during summer 2013:
- Air Berlin
- Air Greenland
- Austrian Airlines
- Avion Express (WOW Air)
- Delta Air Lines
- Deutsche Lufthansa
- Edelweiss Air
- Niki Luftfahrt
- Norwegian Air Shuttle
- Primera Air
- Scandinavian Airlines System
- Thomas Cook Airlines
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