Talk:Keflavík International Airport

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Is this airport large enough for an article?[edit]

I don't want to dampen enthusiasm, but I thought that we reserved these articles for large airports with a good deal of connections, as per Wikivoyage:Airport_Expedition.

I believe that you can connect between European and North American destinations with Keflavík, but feel it is worth asking if this hits our criteria regardless? Andrewssi2 (talk) 03:44, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

I must say I was about to raise a similar issue. That said, it is a transatlantic hub, possibly the only one and it has grown a lot in passenger numbers since only 2009. It also seems there are extensions underway... let's see whether this article manages to accumulate much content. Hobbitschuster (talk) 07:28, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
Some more evidence in its favor: https://www.isavia.is/english/b2b/keflavik-international-airport/keflavik-airport-masterplan/ Hobbitschuster (talk) 18:15, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
This is a hard one. KEF most certainly is a transatlantic hub (does Icelandair still hand out free hotel nights for transit passengers?), though as of 2014 it was quite a small airport and as such not hard to navigate (but very crammed in the morning when a dozen Icelandair 757s arrived from the US and Canada at once and thousands of red-eyed passengers were looking for their onward connections to European airports). ϒpsilon (talk) 18:45, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
Passenger numbers have grown by double digits in the last few years. So maybe it's not yet big enough but it conceivably soon will be. Just like TXL should not get an article due to its foreseeable development so some slack might be cut here due to foreseeable development. Hobbitschuster (talk) 23:02, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
It has to be said that according to Wikipedia, w:Keflavík_International_Airport has really impressive passenger growth statistics (yearly growth of over 20% each year since 2014). Andrewssi2 (talk) 01:27, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
Other than the impressive pax growth, I also made the article because, due to WOW air and Icelandair expansion, there are more transit passengers who would want to learn about things like food options and amenities at the airport, and that it would be easier to put all that info in one place than being spread out between the Reykjavík and Keflavík pages, clogging up other info there. MSG17 (talk) 12:37, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────well I think the Keflavik article could do with a translation from de WV as that site has notably more listings. Hobbitschuster (talk) 13:15, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

"How to survive Keflavik airport"[edit]

I'll just leave this here. Hobbitschuster (talk) 13:14, 30 January 2018 (UTC) Hobbitschuster (talk) 13:14, 30 January 2018 (UTC)