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Keflavík International Airport ranked one of world’s best airports in 2015

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  • Keeping up with growing numbers of tourists The facilities and staff of Keflavík terminal seem to have done a good job of managing the dramatic growth of travellers in 2015, according to a study of visitor experience by the Airport Council International. Photo/Gunnar V. Andrésson.

According to the Airport Council International, a trade group representing airports, Keflavík International Airport is among the best airports in Europe. The ACI asked visitors to rate airports according to a number of criteria, including security gates, check-in, passport control, restaurants, shops and other facilities and services. Despite problems, including long lines and delays, caused by the strain caused by a record number of travellers last year, Keflavík Airport came out among the best airports in Europe.

Read more: Keflavík terminal can‘t handle the traffic, causing long lines and delays

The local news site reports that ACI has previously ranked Keflavík among the best airports of Europe. In 2009, 2011 and 2014 the Airport came out in first place. This year however, Keflavík landed in third place. This is a very good result, considering the problems the airport faced last year, Björn Óli Hauksson, the CEO of Isavia, which operates the airport, argues.

Isavia has announced plans to expand the airport six-fold by 2040 to deal with growing traffic. Work on the project, which will allow the airport to handle as many as 25 million passengers annually, will start next year.

Read more: Keflavík Airport to be expanded six-fold by 2040

Keflavík shares the third place with four other airports, Copenhagen, Porto, London Heathrow and Vienna. Four airports share second place, Zurich, Malta, Prague and Dublin. Three Russian airports share first place, Pulkovo in St Petersburg, Sochi and Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow.


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