Ground Broken for Addition at KEF Airport
At a ceremony yesterday, ground was broken by Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson for an addition to the Leifur Eiríksson terminal building at Keflavík International Airport, Morgunblaðið reports.
Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson, breaking ground for the building. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson
Work on the new 20,000-m2 (215,000 sq ft) addition is starting, and the building is expected to be completed in 2024. An estimated cost of the project is ISK 21 billion (USD 174 million; EUR 143 million), but was originally estimated at ISK 7.3 billion.
Sveinbjörn Indriðason, CEO of Isavia, the company operating the airport, states that the new addition, set to rise east of the present terminal building, will vastly improve baggage handling and offer additional retail space and waiting areas. Finally, four new gates with jetways will be added.