Resurgent Keflavík

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Jessica Bannister-Pearce finds out how Iceland’s main airport has been turned from a sleeping giant into a booming facility.

Keflavík’s terminal was built in 1987 and is named after Leif Erikson, a tenth century Norse explorer. AirTeamImages.com/PaulBuchroeder

Airports in just the right spot one day can quickly find themselves out of favour the next. Gander in Canada, for example, was once the gateway to North America while across the ‘Pond’, Scotland’s Prestwick was an important launchpad for transatlantic flights. Today, these airfields are often forgotten as large passenger aircraft pass overhead.

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