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Sunday, 13 January 2013 21:52

No more footwear scanning in Iceland

Airport security in Iceland's international airport,  Keflavik International Airport, will no longer require passengers to take off their shoes at security checkpoints. The mandatory footwear scanning has been going on there for years, even though most airports in Europe just check shoes randomly and in the USA children and senior citizens are exempt from the screening.

Friday, 04 January 2013 15:45

The most active airlines in Iceland

548 scheduled flights were flown from Iceland's Keflavik International airport last month.

The traffic through Keflavik International airport decreased about 5% from November to December. Seven airlines ran scheduled flights and, as usual, Icelandair was responsible for the majority of them. This summer Icelandair ran about 65% of scheduled flights from Keflavik.

Monday, 14 January 2013 15:53

Sandy far from Eyjafjallajokull's record

Over 20 thousand flights were cancelled because of hurricane Sandy last year. That's nothing compared to the amount of flights that were cancelled because of Eyjafjallajökull in spring 2010.

Monday, 14 January 2013 17:27

100.000 more visitors than in 2011

The number of travelers arriving through Keflavik International airport or arriving with Smyril Line ferry increased by 106.000 people between the years 2011 and 2012. The increase is 19.2%. 

Iceland's Keflavik International Airport the best small airport

Iceland's Keflavik International Airport has been voted the best small airport in Europe in 2011 by participants of an extensive airport service survey by Airports Council International. Keflavik Airport received the same award in for the year 2009. The comprehensive survey is published quarterly and annually with 140 major airports worldwide taking part, 48 of which are in Europe.

Monday, 25 February 2013 13:31

Wi-Fi on board planes to Iceland this summer

As we reported HERE, 16 airlines will fly to Iceland this coming summer. It now looks like at least four of those will offer in-flight wireless internet (wi-fi) aboard their planes.

Thursday, 28 March 2013 15:38

EasyJet Expands its Business in Iceland

The British airline EasyJet has decided to double their operations in Iceland and plan to offer three routes between the UK and Iceland, all year round. They will fly between Iceland and London, Edinburgh and Manchester, a total of 11 times a week. Six times a week to and from London.

A total of 145 thousand passengers traveled with Icelandair this past March, 22% increase from March 2012. 31% more seats were offered this March and seat utilization was 79.3%, 1.7% less than a year ago.

Icelandic company MomoGumi recently released an Android app called Icelandic Traffic Signs.

The Icelandic Road Administration reports that the opening of roads in the highlands are occurring later than usual due to snow.

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