Ísafjörður Airport

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Ísafjörður Airport
Ísafjörður airport.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorIsavia
ServesÍsafjörður, Iceland
Elevation AMSL8 ft / 2 m
Coordinates66°03′29″N 23°08′07″W / 66.05806°N 23.13528°W / 66.05806; -23.13528
Map
IFJ is located in Iceland
IFJ
IFJ
Location of Airport in Iceland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,400 4,593 Asphalt
Statistics (2016[1])
Passengers33,076
Source: DAFIF[2] GCM[3]

Ísafjörður Airport (IATA: IFJ, ICAO: BIIS) is an airport serving Ísafjörður, a town in the Westfjords (Icelandic: Vestfirðir) region in northwestern Iceland.

Located in a fjord, the approach to the runway requires aircraft to fly close to the surrounding terrain, making it unique and more challenging than at most airports.[4][5] Approaches generally cannot be straight-in for either direction, and when landing to the northeast, a full 180 degree turn must be made before touchdown.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Iceland Connect Reykjavík

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ THE AVIATION FACT FILE (Isavia)
  2. ^ Airport information for BIIS from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  3. ^ Airport information for IFJ at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ Challenging approach at Ísafjörður
  5. ^ Ísafjörður landing
  6. ^ Birgir Olgeirsson (28 December 2019). "Flugmaður Air Iceland Connect lýsir beygjunni svakalegu inn að Ísafjarðarflugvelli". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 December 2019.

External links[edit]

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