Iceland’s KEF airport to recruit hundreds next year

Around 430 extra jobs will need to be filled at Iceland’s main international airport in 2017, as tourist numbers continue to boom.

A mixture of year-round and summer jobs will likely be available, equating to some 300 full-time equivalents, according to Björn Óli Hauksson, CEO of Isavia, the operator of Keflavík International Airport (KEF).

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Rising passenger numbers mean that the airport is now open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and things are getting busier not just in the high-season summer months but also over the winter. Owing to this, 4-5 new employees need to be employed to cover each new work position created.

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