Icelandair flights have been re-routed through Glasgow to and from Akureyri airport allowing passengers to still travel to and from Iceland despite the closure of Keflavik International Airport. Located in the north of Iceland, Akureyri is just a 4 hour drive from the capital city Reykjavik. The Icelandic airline company is also providing coaches to transport passengers to and from the capital.
Iceland’s main airport yesterday morning announced that it will be closing because of ash fall in the area and is expected to be closed for another 24 hours. However, this could change because the situation is highly unpredictable due to wind direction governing the direction in which the ash clouds travel.
Icelandair Group has created a website dedicated to providing passengers with up-to-date information regarding ash fall coverage and flight schedules. As well as this, it provides all the vital information regarding safety, flights and volcanic activity.
The informative website contains vital information for those stranded in Iceland, and awaiting flights with Icelandair across Europe and the United States. The site also contains concise information on the current volcanic activity and ash distribution including safety information concerning ash fall.
Passengers can also access information regarding refunds on flights, what to do next, and the current situation in Iceland. The website also works as a reliable library of source information with links from the Icelandic Tourist Board, Icelandic Met Office, Civil Protection Department and Volcanic Advisory from London.
To access details about the volcanic activity in Iceland and up-to-date flight information visit www.icelandairgroup.is/volcano/