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Keflavik International Airport Code KEF

Airport Codes


Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 63°59'6"N / -22°-36'-20"W


Weather Observations

Station ID: BIKF
Observation Time: 07/06/2021 1:59 pm

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About Keflavik International Airport Code

Keflavik International Airport code is KEF. This airport derives its IATA code (KEF) from Keflavik city in Iceland where it is based. Its elevation above sea level is 52 meters. 

About Keflavik International Airport (KEF)

Keflavik International Airport (KEF) is one of the busiest airports in Iceland with passenger traffic of over 1 million every year. This facility is a hub for Icelandair Air Atlanta and Icelandic. 

Keflavik International Airport (KEF) Runways

Keflavik International Airport (KEF) features two world-class runways: 

01/19 3,054 m asphalt 

10/28 3,065 m asphalt 

These runways handle 59,263 tonnes of cargo annually. 

Keflavik International Airport (KEF) Terminals

Keflavik International Airport (KEF) is serviced by a single terminal building, which is named after Leif Erikson–the famous explorer to arrive in North America. 

This facility commenced operations in 1987 and separated the military terminal from the passenger one. 

Nearest Airports to Keflavik International Airport (KEF)

  • Begishevo Airport 251 km 
  • Kurumoch International Airport 410 km 
  • Nizhny Novgorod International Airport 420 km 

Major Airlines Operating from Keflavik International Airport (KEF)

  • Air Canada
  • Air Greenland 
  • airBaltic
  • Atlanta Airways
  • Austrian Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Czech Airlines 
  • Delta Airlines 
  • easyJet
  • Edelweiss Air
  • Eurowings
  • Finnair
  • Iberia Express
  • Icelandair
  • Lufthansa
  • PLAY
  • S7 Airlines

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
01-19 10,019 ft 197 ft Asphalt Yes
10-28 10,056 ft 197 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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