Flights to and from Iceland seem to be back to normal following the storm. According to Isavia’s website, some of Icelandair’s arriving flights were cancelled or delayed but most departures have taken off despite delays. Iceland air and Play Air are making arrangements to get stranded passengers to their destinations in time for Christmas.
Icelandair released a statement late last night that they are working hard to get their passengers to their destination in time for Christmas. Yesterday, the airline had 17 departures to Tenerife, Las Palmas, Copenhagen, London and North America, as well as transporting passengers from Keflavík to Reykjavík and supplies to the depleted stores of the airport terminal. They claim that the outlook for today is good, even though some flight disruptions may occur. Prospective passengers are asked to pay close attention to flight information.
Play air also issued a statement yesterday, stating that hopefully flight disruptions will be over today. Play will be collecting the airline’s new passenger jet immediately instead of next spring as previously scheduled. This means that the airline will have seven planes of its own to transport stranded passengers, as well as rental planes.
The winter weather had various effects on airport services and yesterday, travellers were asked to refrain from arriving in private vehicles as the longterm-parking lots were covered in snow. Today, they’ve been reopened, but those who intend to park their cars at Leifsstöð are asked to pre-book parking online. According to an Isavia statement: “Our team worked into the night and others took over this morning to carry out cleaning work in all P areas and around the terminal. The task is huge due to the heavy snowfall and some cars are still covered in snow. We kindly ask all passengers to pre-book parking online.”