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Reykjavík Airport

Reykjavik Airport
Airport information
 Location of Airport in Iceland
Airport typePublic
Elevation14 m (45 ft)
Aircraft Movements65387

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Reykjavík Airport (Icelandic: Reykjavíkurflugvöllur, is the chiefly domestic airport serving Reykjavík, Iceland. The airport lies two kilometres from Reykjavík's city centre. Possessing rather short runways, it normally only serves flights within Iceland and to Greenland and the Faroe Islands, as well small international charters, ferry flights over the Atlantic, and private flights. When weather conditions are not good enough in Keflavík Airport for landings, aircraft like the Boeing 757-200 and smaller divert to Reykjavik Airport.

However, most international flights arrive at and depart from Keflavík International Airport, 50 km out of town, which can handle practically all aircraft. Reykjavík Airport is the main hub of Air Iceland and Eagle Air. Of the three runways, currently only two are active all year round, the smallest runway, 06/24, is usually only used in the winter. Takeoffs from 24 are allowed, landings on 24 and 06 are allowed, but takeoffs from 06 are forbidden because of safety and noise. Reykjavík Airport is owned and operated by the state enterprise Isavia.

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