Gallery: Icelandic Regional Airports Look To International Connectivity
Iceland’s economy would be not the same without air transport. Located in the North Atlantic, between Europe and North America, the nation needs air connectivity. Icelandair, which celebrates its 85th anniversary this year, plays a major role for Iceland. Keflavik is the major airport in Iceland, handling nearly all international operations.
Iceland Airport Authority’s Isavia Regional Airports, the airport operator for Iceland’s regional airports, has begun a campaign to attract and promote air travel beside Keflavik, meaning more direct flights to persuade airlines and travel companies to offer both summer and winter flights to the still-undiscovered regions in the north and east of Iceland. As part of the campaign, the Icelandic Route Development Fund is offering a number of subsidies for the aircraft operators flying to the well-equipped regional airports of Akureyri (AEY) in the north and Egilsstadir (EGS) in the east of Iceland. In addition, daily airline operations within Iceland are very often challenged by weather extremes.
ATW correspondent Kurt Hofmann, who recently traveled through Iceland and visited airports and airlines, brings you exclusive photos.