Air Iceland’s Akureyri to Reykjavik/Keflavik
Seen cutting the ribbon at Akureyri Airport are: Hjördís Þórhallsdóttir. Manager, Akureyri Airport; Eiríkur Björn Björgvinsson, Mayor of Akureyri; and Árni Gunnarsson, CEO of Air Iceland. The carrier will operate seven flights weekly between Akureyri and Reykjavik/Keflavik according to OAG schedules, adding to the airline’s existing schedule of 33 weekly flights between Akureyri and Reykjavik Airport, situated in the centre of the Icelandic capital.
- Air Iceland brought domestic flying to Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) this week, launching flights to Iceland’s international hub from Akureyri (AEY). Inaugurated on 24 February, the airline will offer seven flights a week between the North Iceland airport and the capital, with twice-daily flights on Thursday and Sunday and a single-daily service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays when referring to OAG schedules. The aircraft of choice for the airline on the 282-kilometre sector is the Q400, of which the airline currently has three according to ch-aviation, along with two Q200s. With this being Reykjavik/Keflavik’s only domestic connection, it means that Air Iceland will not face any direct competition. Although this is Air Iceland’s only service into Reykjavik/Keflavik where it is the published carrier, it should be noted that the airline already flies from the airport, operating a three times weekly link to Aberdeen on behalf of Icelandair. It will also operate flights to Belfast City for Icelandair when the service begins in June. Air Iceland already operates between Akureyri and Reykjavik, offering 33 weekly flights between the North Iceland airport and Reykjavik Airport, situated in the centre of the Icelandic capital.