Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport the best in the mid Atlantic

images2Iceland’s biggest hub is Keflavik International Airport – an important cargo and passenger hub dealing with flights on the increasingly busy polar and Atlantic routes. Refurbishment and upgrades mean Keflavik’s services are now better than ever.

Iceland’s main hub, Keflavik International Airport manages to combine a feeling of relaxation and excitement for its passengers: travellers can sit down and enjoy the airport’s comfortable ambiance or they can seize the day by taking advantage of all the great shops. Many big brands are available to travellers. Brands like Burberry, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Bvulgari, Boss, Diesel, Breidling, Tagheur and Raymond Weil are cheaper duty free at Keflavik than in many other airports and big cities; and up to 50 percent cheaper than Reykjavik.

There are very few nations in Western Europe where passengers can purchase duty and tax free goods and services at both arrivals and departures. This allows arriving visitors to stock up on tobacco, liquor, cosmetics, electronic goods and other gift items. The airport is not only about airport shopping though. Surrounded by Icelandic art, travellers can enjoy their coffee, meal and drinks in a quiet and relaxing airport.

Keflavik International Airport is consistently ranked among the best in Europe by ACI surveys. The ACI (Airports Council International) surveys passenger views on over 30 aspects of airport service and Keflavik is currently ranked Europe’s best in several crucial fields, and second overall. Keflavik International Airport is the most convenient for quick flight connections in Europe; it is Europe’s cleanest and also rated as the continent’s most comfortable airport environment.

Iceland’s location on the map is right in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, making it a kind of bridge between the east and the west. It is really easy to travel from Iceland to the USA or Europe and from there to Asia. Iceland is only 5 hours from the east coast of USA and 3 hours from the middle of Europe. One of KEF’s strengths is the ease of making flight connections; travellers are really satisfied and happy when it comes to changing flights at the airport because it takes only few minutes to exit an aeroplane and enter another. KEF is a refreshingly non-congested airport.

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