Guðný Jóhannsdóttir, Business & Development Manager at Isavia, the company operating Keflavík International Airport, will be discussing future airline routes and business incentives at the airport in Iceland during the upcoming World Route Development Strategy Summit 2012 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The World Route Development Strategy Summit, taking place this year in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates between 30th September and 1st October, is one of the most important industry events of the year for the route development community, bringing together all aviation, tourism and cargo stakeholders and decision makers under one roof to participate in discussions and debates that will set the commercial and political agenda for the industry.
Jóhannsdóttir will be attending the airport conference in order to discuss possible new airline routes for the airport, as well as to promote new business incentives at KEF. Isavia is looking to expand the airport’s network with new routes and customers who contribute to passenger growth. In order to achieve this, the company offers customers incentives including discounts on landing and passenger charges for new routes.
An airline that initiates a new route, which is not presently connected by regular flights from Keflavík International Airport, will benefit from discounts on the Landing Charge and Passenger Charge. The proposed route is one that will increase the network coverage and passenger traffic volumes and is one that has a commercial benefit to KEF.
Isavia offers a passenger increase bonus to reward airlines contributing to passenger growth for KEF. The bonus is 800 ISK per departing international passenger during IATA Summer Season (excluding June, July, August) and 1600 ISK during the IATA Winter Season, based on the number of passengers for which passenger charge is payable. The company being invoiced passenger charges for the flight (aircraft owner, subsidiary aircraft operator) is the beneficiary for receiving the bonus.
In addition, Keflavík International Airport was voted as the best small airport in Europe for the 2011 season by the Airports Council International; the airport was awarded for the category of best airport for 2 million passengers or less, however, KEF actually came out on top in terms of service, but since it was placed in the smaller airports category, was not able to come out on top overall.
As part of the survey, participants answered a number of questions about the quality of more than 36 service factors, such as its helpfulness and courtesy of staff, ease of flight connections, cleanliness, check-in times, and for the overall customer satisfaction.
To find out more regarding airline routes and business incentives at Keflavík International Airport, visit www.kefairport.is/en.
For further information about the World Route Development Strategy Summit 2012, visit http://www.routesonline.com/events/155/the-world-route-development-strategy-summit-2012/.
Furthermore, Keflavík International Airport has released the latest edition of its trade magazine, Airmail, which features up-to-date information on its business facilities. Click here to view it online.