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Airline routes and business incentives at Keflavik International Airport to be discussed during Routes airport conference 2012

Future airline routes and business incentives at Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport (KEF) are to be discussed during the upcoming Routes airport conference, World Route Development Strategy Summit 2012 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

WEBWIRE – Monday, September 10, 2012

Gudny Johannsdottir, Business & Development Manager at Isavia, the company operating Keflavik International Airport, will be attending the airport conference in order to discuss possible new airline routes for the airport, as well as to promote new business incentives at KEF.

Isavia is looking to expand KEF’s network with new routes and customers who contribute to passenger growth. In order to achieve this, the company offers customers incentives including discounts on landing and passenger charges for new routes. An airline that initiates a new route, which is not presently connected by regular flights from Keflavik International Airport, will benefit from discounts on the Landing Charge and Passenger Charge. The proposed route is one that will increase the network coverage and passenger traffic volumes and is one that has a commercial benefit to KEF.

Isavia offers a passenger increase bonus to reward airlines contributing to passenger growth for airport. The bonus is 800 ISK per departing international passenger during IATA Summer Season (excluding June, July, August) and 1600 ISK during the IATA Winter Season, based on the number of passengers for which passenger charge is payable. The company being invoiced passenger charges for the flight (aircraft owner, subsidiary aircraft operator) is the beneficiary for receiving the bonus.

The World Route Development Strategy Summit, taking place this year in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates between 30th September and 1st October, is one of the most important industry events of the year for the route development community, bringing together all aviation, tourism and cargo stakeholders and decision makers under one roof to participate in discussions and debates that will set the commercial and political agenda for the industry.

Furthermore, according to the Airports Council International, Keflavik International Airport was voted as the best small airport in Europe for the 2011 season; the airport was awarded for the category of best airport for 2 million passengers or less, however, KEF actually came out on top in terms of service, but since it was placed in the smaller airports category, was not able to come out on top overall.

As part of the survey, participants answered a number of questions about the quality of more than 36 service factors, such as its helpfulness and courtesy of staff, ease of flight connections, cleanliness, check-in times, and for the overall customer satisfaction.

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Keflavík International Airport has released the latest edition of its trade magazine, Airmail, which features up-to-date information on its business facilities. Click here to view it online.