Reykjavik Keflavik Airport

Reykjavik Keflavik - The Gateway To Magical Iceland

Reykjavik Keflavik (KEF) is the main hub of Iceland and WOW airlines. It is 2.0 miles west of Keflavik and 31 miles southwest of Reykjavik. KEF and BIKF are its IATA and ICAO codes respectively. The airport geographically lies at latitude of 63.9850006 and -22.6056004 longitude. The airlines here operate a fleet of airbuses, Boeings and Embraer. This is an international airport. Most if not all the domestic flights always land at another airport. Airbuses, Boeings, and Embraer are some of the fleets here.

This airport has been in existence since the world war 2. This airport is under the ownership of the Iceland government through a branch by the name Isavia. KEF operates with other companies and airlines within and beyond Iceland. The airport provides employment to several people.


The desire of an airfield that could help the United State Army Air Forces operates heavy bombers in Keflavik during the Second World War, led to the airports’ construction. Its construction began in May 1942. On July 1942, the operations commenced. United States army withdrew from the area in 1947 thus handing over the airport to the Iceland government. The airport was a military base between the two governments until 2006 when United States left the whole management to the Iceland government. Expansion of the South Buildings in 2001 and North Building in 2007 was significant to the enlargement of operation base.

There are plans to add a third runway. Since its expansion, the airport has been sending its flights to different countries worldwide. Some of its destinations are Ljublana, Zurich, Vienna, and Antalya among others.


Helicopters, Airbuses, Boeings and Embraer are part of the fleet here. Aer Lingus, Alitalia, Germanwings, and Icelandair are some of the airlines that use Reykjavik Keflavik airport. This airport boasts of the youngest fleets ever. The plan is to expand its fleets to a greater number with acquisition of any new that may land in the market.

The fleets here have one of the shortest lifespan ever. Their lifespan is less than five years. Lockheed Constellations, Boeings were some of the earlier fleets to this airport.


The airport receives frequent recognition inform of awards and accolades due to the high quality service it offers to the passengers. Once in Reykjavik Keflavik international airport, there are several hotels, caring staff, transport personnel, and perfect conducive entertainment jus for you. All the airlines that use this airport have awards for their services and this reflects the hard work of the airport. One of the notable awards was:

- Recognized as the best airport in Europe by ASQ in 2014.

Routes and Destinations

Since 2006, the airport has extended its services to more than 45 destinations worldwide. The limit is still far as plans of expansion are still in place. Some of the notable destinations are Alicante, Amsterderm, Gatwick, and Zurich for the WOW Airline, Gdansk for Wizz airline and Paris-Orly, Brussels, Oslo-Gardemoen and Chania for Transavia, Thomas Cook, Scandinavian and Primera airlines respectively.

Bagram, Astana, Cologne, East Midlands, Liege, Moncton and Hartfold are cargo destinations for Air Atlanta, Atlas, Bluebird, Iceland air, NT,UPS and Volga-Dnepr cargo airlines respectively.

Germany, United States, Netherlands, Sweden, France, Norway, and Denmark are some of the busiest routes.

How to Check-In

Reykjavik Keflavik airport provides several check-in options namely.

            - One can use mobile phone to contact the personnel at the desk in on order to get to know the check-in status. This operation has a limit period since you cannot check-in when the flight is on.

            - You can check-in through the internet and confirm everything. This is only possible up to 4 to 3 days before departure date for international and domestic flights respectively. The internet cannot function on the date of your travel.

            - You can walk in personally to the airport and check-in physically. This also closes 20 to 30 minutes prior to the start of your journey.

Baggage and Allowance

The Reykjavik Keflavik has some allowance on the passenger baggage. The cabin bags are free of charge. The bags have maximum weights which you are required not to exceed unless you are willing to part with the related costs. These specifications purely depend on the airlines and airports. If the luggage is so huge then you have to book it on the cargo section of your airline.


The seats next to exits always cost high than the ones further from the exists. You can book the seats in-advance or on the date of your travel.

Booking Fees

Booking fee is never constant. It varies with the date, time, type of plane and the available services. The seat or class of travel also determines the booking fee. The people who use economy seats pay a little bit more than those who are in business class do.


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 Airport Contact Details

Reykjavik Keflavik Airport

Civil Aviation Administration,
Leifur Eiriksson Air Terminal,
235 Keflavik Airport,

Tel:+354 (0)425 6000


 Location Details

Longitude:22° 36' 21'' W
Latitude:63° 59' 6'' N

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