From Iceland — Likely Thousands Grounded At Keflavik Airport Due To High Winds

Likely Thousands Grounded At Keflavik Airport Due To High Winds

Published December 11, 2018

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Maarten Visser

Delays and cancellations at the airport have created a traffic snarl, as high winds batter Iceland.

MBL reports that passengers were stranded in 13 separate planes shortly after landing due to the storm currently raging over our island.

Just getting the rolling stairs out to the planes to disembark passengers proved challenging, but they have now been deployed and almost everyone has been vacated from their respective flying machines. Surprisingly, there was only one cancellation, but there have been numerous delays. Only one flight, heading to Munich, managed to take to the skies before the weather worsened considerably.

Similarly, domestic flights—which use considerably smaller planes—were pretty much completely cancelled. Flights to Ísafjörður and the Westman Islands were cancelled, with controllers keeping an eye on flights to Akureyri and Egilsstaðir.

As reported, the weather today has even made car travel inadvisable for much of Iceland. Today is therefore a great day to stay indoors and catch up on whichever book or TV series you’ve been meaning to make more progress on.

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