The number of foreign passengers departing from Keflavík airport increased nearly 8% in January.
Winds in Keflavík were so strong early on Friday morning that a Boeing 757 jet sitting on the airport tarmac was spun around completely in the gusts.
Bus fares between Reykjavík and the Keflavík airport could increase by as much as 25% in the coming months.
Passengers aboard nine airplanes that landed at Keflavík International Airport around 9 o’clock this morning are stuck in their seats due to weather.
An agreement was reached between the Icelandic Aircraft Mechanics Association and Icelandair around 4 am this morning, suspending the mechanics’ strike.
Thousands of travellers have been affected by the Icelandair aircraft mechanics strike, which continues today.
Many Icelandair flights to and from Keflavík airport have been cancelled and others delayed due to an aircraft mechanics strike which began at 6:00 am this morning.
Air mechanics at Icelandair have announced an indefinite strike starting at 6:00 am on Sunday morning unless a collective agreement is reached.
An Icelandic man was taken to the National University Hospital of Iceland a few weeks ago when a package of illegal drugs, which he had concealed internally, began leaking.