Positioned around 50km southwest of capital Reykjavík, Keflavík Airport is one of Iceland’s major transportation hubs. It is the largest airport on the island and the country’s main transfer site for international travellers.
However, owing to its prime location and Iceland’s continued popularity as a tourist destination, Keflavík faced a number of challenges. One of its primary concerns has been the rapid growth in passenger volumes over the past decade. These have soared from just over 3 million in 2013 to 9 million in 2017.
In recent years, international requirements concerning aviation security issues at airports have also increased substantially. In addition, Keflavík has been eager to maintain – and improve – the experience for passengers.
To improve its operations, the airport chose to install Vanderlande’s PAX CHECKPOINT advanced passenger checkpoint (APC) solution. It has allowed Keflavík to increase passenger throughput, enhance its use of staff resources, and improve the overall experience for passengers.
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