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Akureyri Airport

Akureyri Airport (Icelandic: Akureyrarflugvöllur) (IATA: AEY, ICAO: BIAR) is a single-runway international airport in Akureyri, Iceland 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south of the town center. Air Iceland and Norlandair link the airport with several domestic locations.

The Akureyri VOR-DME (Ident: AKI) is 6.2 nautical miles north-northeast of the airport. The Hvammur non-directional beacon (Ident: HV) is 1.5 nautical miles off the runway 01 threshold.

Akureyri Airport
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  • IATA: AEY
  • ICAO: BIAR
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Isavia
Serves Akureyri
Elevation AMSL 6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 65°39′40″N
18°04′20″W
Website isavia.is
Map
AEY is located in Iceland

AEY
Location of Airport in Iceland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,400 7,874 Asphalt
Statistics
Aircraft movements (2011) 13,806
Passengers (2015) 176,576
Cargo (2011) 422 tons

History

Scheduled air travel to Akureyri started in 1928 when Flugfélag Íslands («Airline of Iceland») began flying on seaplanes to Reykjavík, landing on the fjord of Eyjafjörður near downtown Akureyri. The airline was short-lived, as it ceased operations after only three years. Another airline, Flugfélag Akureyrar («Airline of Akureyri»), was founded in 1937 and in 1940 it changed its name to Flugfélag Íslands, though it was in no way affiliated with its predecessor. In 1944, Loftleiðir, started flying from Reykjavík on Grumman Goose seaplanes, which added competition to the popular route.

It was not until the early 1950s that construction of the airport itself started on top of a landfill on the delta of Eyjafjörður river, a few kilometers from the town’s center. A new terminal was constructed in 1961, which was renovated in 2000 to better equip the airport for International flights.

In 1952, Loftleiðir decided to cease domestic flights and to concentrate on international flights to Europe and North America. This left Flugfélag Íslands alone on the route, operating Douglas DC-3 aircraft up until 1973. In 1965, the airline introduced the Fokker F27 to its domestic fleet which it replaced with the Fokker 50 in 1992, which is still used in domestic flights to this day.

In 1973, Loftleiðir and Flugfélag Íslands merged into Icelandair. One year later, a new airline was founded in Akureyri, Flugfélag Norðurlands, and operated numerous domestic flights and charter flights to Greenland.

In 1997 The domestic division of Icelandair merged with Flugfélag Norðurlands to form Flugfélag Íslands (the third airline with that name) or Air Iceland Connect as it is called in English.

In 2006 Mýflug, under a contract with the Icelandic government, began providing ambulance flight service to Iceland, with a specially equipped aircraft based at Akureyri airport. In 2008 the operation was moved to the newly built Hangar 13.

In 2008, Norlandair was founded, which serves destinations in north-eastern Iceland in cooperation with Air Iceland and operates various charter flights to Greenland.

In the summer of 2009, Isavia completed an almost two year runway renovation program. It included lengthening the runway by 500 meters to the south, improving runway lighting and enhancing the approach system. In 2010 a new instrument landing system approach navigational aid was installed.

In the future, Isavia plans to expand the passenger terminal and ramp area. This is to better suit the needs of larger aircraft and an increasing number of passengers, and also to establish a safe alternate airport for flights to Keflavík Airport, Iceland’s largest airport. The need for a larger terminal and ramp was obvious during the 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull, when many international flights were operated from Akureyri after Keflavík airport was closed due to volcanic ash. Passenger numbers were far above the terminal’s capacity and a limited amount of ramp space was available for large aircraft.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Iceland Connect Reykjavík
Seasonal: Reykjavík-Keflavík
Norlandair Grímsey, Vopnafjörður, Þórshöfn
Seasonal: Nerlerit Inaat
Transavia Seasonal charter: Rotterdam (begins 27 May 2019)


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General Info
Country Iceland
ICAO ID BIAR
Time UTC 0
Latitude 65.659994
65 39' 35.98" N
Longitude -18.072703
018 04' 21.73" W
Elevation 6 feet
2 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 015 W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
TWR 118.2
292.7
RADAR 118.7
REYKJAVIK ACC 119.7


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
01/19 6365 x 148 feet
1940 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 028FAXT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME AKI AKUREYRI 083X 113.6 6.2 NM 212.9
NDB TO TORFUR - 324 9.8 NM 027.1


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
CAUTION Rwy 01 PAPI unuse byd 4 NM fr thld and more than 10 either side of cntrline dueto obst. Rwy 19 PAPI unuse byd 4 NM fr thld due to obst.
CSTMS/IMG Cstms avbl O/R.
FUEL Avbl 0900-1800Z, hol PN. (NC-100LL, A1)
MISC Ldg fees. 164' wide 213' long ASP turning area on ea end of rwy.
OPR HOURS Opr 0700Z-2300Z. OT O/R C+354 569 4360.
TFC PAT Right tfc Rwy 01.

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