There is a strong possibility that domestic flights will be offered directly from Keflavík airport when there facility expansions there are completed, RÚV reports.
This is according to Minister of Transportation Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, per a written response he gave to an inquiry from Social Democrat MP Albertína Friðbjörg Elíasdóttir. Albertína also inquired as to whether the new facilities at Keflavík would be sufficiently able to accommodate domestic flights. Sigurður noted that the architectural plans are still being designed, but that they do anticipate the need for domestic flight facilities.
Currently, flights to destinations within Iceland only depart from the Reykjavík airport not far from downtown, although there is a long–standing debate over whether or not the airport should be moved to a less populated, less central location.
It hasn’t yet been decided when construction on the expanded facilities at Keflavík airport will begin. Should a date be set soon, it’s likely that construction would be completed in 2022 or 2023.