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West Fjords Airport not Paved this Year

The airstrip of the Gjögur airport in the remote West Fjords Árneshreppur region will not be paved this year as planned. It’s the only airport in Iceland to which there are scheduled flights that has an unpaved airstrip.

arneshreppur_psÁrneshreppur. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

All offers for paving the airstrip were above the Ministry of the Interior’s budget and were therefore rejected. The lowest offer of almost ISK 80 million (USD 673,000, EUR 508,000) came from Skagfirskir verktakar ehf., bb.is reports.

Therefore, the project will be carried out in two parts, as revealed by the ministry’s information officer Jóhannes Tómasson.

This year the material for paving the airstrip will be obtained and an agreement made with a contractor. It is expected that funding for paving the airstrip can be obtained next year.

Eagle Air flies to Gjögur airport twice a week in winter and once in summer. Locals have complained about the status of transport in the region.

Related:

25.07.2013 | Remote West Fjords Airport Improved

29.11.2012 | West Fjords Community Snowed-in for Three Months

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