Vestmannaeyjar Airport

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Vestmannaeyjar Airport
Heimaey airport.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator ISAVIA
Serves Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
Location Heimaey
Elevation AMSL 326 ft / 99 m
Coordinates 63°25′30″N 020°16′45″W / 63.42500°N 20.27917°W / 63.42500; -20.27917
VEY is located in Iceland
Location of Airport in Iceland
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 1,160 3,806 Asphalt
13/31 1,199 3,934 Asphalt
Statistics (2016[1])
Passengers 19,107
Source: AIP Iceland[2]

Vestmannaeyjar Airport (Icelandic: Vestmannaeyjaflugvöllur) (IATA: VEY, ICAO: BIVM) is a two-runway airport on the island of Heimaey, in Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), a small archipelago off the south coast of Iceland. It is also known as Westman Islands Airport.

The main carrier was previously Air Iceland, which flew multiple daily flights to Reykjavík Airport. However, due to unresolved dispute with local government regarding flight subsidizing[citation needed], the carrier ended all scheduled activity on 3 August 2010. Currently the main carrier is Eagle Air.

Vestmannaeyjar Airport has scheduled and private flights to Bakki Airport on the southern coast of Iceland, taking approximately seven minutes (depending on the weather) or by about 25-minute flight to Reykjavík Airport.


During Eldfell's volcanic eruption in 1973, Vestmannaeyjar Airport served as an evacuation point for elderly and patients from the hospital who could not evacuate by boat. After the eruption was over, the tephra provided suitable materials to extend the runways.

Airlines and scheduled destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Eagle Air Bakki, Reykjavík


External links[edit]

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