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Isavia Regional Airports - Akureyri and Egilsstadir

  • Country/Region: Flag of Iceland Iceland
  • Telephone: +354 860 5634
  • PAX: 176,000
  • IATA: AEY

About The Airport

Isavia Regional Airports is representing Akureyri International Airport in the North and Egilsstadir International Airport in the East. There are four international airports in Iceland in total and the other two are in the south west part of the country, i.e. Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik International airport.

Akureyri International Airport is located in North Iceland. It is a gateway to the Arctic with a direct flight to Grimsey which is the northern most point of Iceland situated on the Arctic Circle.

Both the airports in Akureyri and Egilsstadir are open all year round and have daily flights to Reykjavik.

Akureyri airport has also scheduled flights to Greenland.

Charter flights are available from both airports to destinations in Iceland and overseas, with travel agencies offering direct flights to several destinations.

Akureyri is the most populated town in Iceland outside of the capital area, with 18000 inhabitants. The town is full of cafés, restaurants but still remains small enough to offer the quiet of the countryside. Akureyri is a favorite among tourists. Endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as bathing in geothermal pools and enjoying the colorful Northern Lights in the winter and the Midnight Sun in the summer.

Egilsstadir is the center in East Iceland where you can enjoy all year around  fine local dining, comfortable and modern hotels, fabulous highland experiences, regional festivals, museums, theatre, concerts and cultural centers. East Iceland is a magical region of natural phenomena, with glaciers, forests, bird cliffs, vast expanses, deserts, majestic mountains and narrow fjords. Proud hordes of reindeer roam the higlands and mountains.

Facts and Figures

  • List of Top 5 Airlines: Air Iceland Connect, Norlandair, Icelandair, Wow air
  • Number of Direct Destinations: 5
  • Number of Terminals: 1
  • Number of Runways: 1
  • Length of Main Runway (m): 2400
  • Passenger Numbers (mppa): 180,000 PPA
  • Ownership: Isavia Ltd
  • Operational Opening Hours: AIP
  • Total Catchment Population: Circa 49,000
  • Urban Population: Circa 18,000