Egilsstaðir Airport

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Egilsstaðir Airport

Egilsstaðaflugvöllur
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerIsavia
ServesEgilsstaðir
Elevation AMSL76 ft / 23 m
Coordinates65°17′00″N 14°24′05″W / 65.28333°N 14.40139°W / 65.28333; -14.40139
Map
EGS is located in Iceland
EGS
EGS
Location of Airport in Iceland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
Statistics (2015)
Passengers91,373[1]
Sources: AIP Iceland[2] GCM[3]

Egilsstaðir Airport (IATA: EGS, ICAO: BIEG) is a single-runway international airport in Egilsstaðir, Iceland. The main carrier is Air Iceland with flights to Reykjavík. The airport has several car rental options available, such as Europcar and Sixt. Egilsstaðir also serves as a diversion airport for Keflavik International Airport located 415 kilometers southwest of Egilstaðir.

History[edit]

The air terminal was originally built in 1968, but was rebuilt and expanded during 1987 to 1999. A new arrivals hall was opened in 2007. It is mainly used for domestic flights to Reykjavík, but there has been a route to Copenhagen, and charter flight from London and Edinburgh, UK (the tour operator Discover the World chartered flights in 2016 but has later preferred regular tickets to Keflavik for its escorted Iceland trips).

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air Iceland Connect Reykjavík

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isavia. "STATISTICS". Archived from the original on 2016-01-02. Retrieved 2016-01-14.
  2. ^ "AIP Iceland: AD 2 - BIEG - EGILSSTAÐIR / Egilsstaðir" (PDF).[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Airport information for EGS at Great Circle Mapper.

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