hrough four international-standard airports located in Iceland. There are two in the southwest, one in the east and one in the north. Keflavik is the main international airport and a border point for entering Europe under the Schengen Agreement, is in the southwest, located about 50 km west of the capital, Reykjavik.
Iceland is strategically located for air communications with either side of the Atlantic. Flight times are 2-3 hours to major gateways in Europe and 5-6 hours to the east coast of North America. Some 20 international gateways are served from Keflavik Airport, most on a daily basis and some with up to 3 or 4 flights a day. Flight frequency is 115 international flights a week.
In the domestic market, air services operate regularly (daily) to main regional towns.
Cargo Transport to and from Iceland
Cargo is carried both to and from Iceland in belly space of passenger jets and by cargo-only craft.
Air freight services involve especially temperature-controlled cargoes and express delivery services. Iceland serves as a stopover point for some transatlantic express delivery services and many major international operators are represented there.
Several Icelandic freight forwarding companies specialize in both inbound and outbound sea- and airborne cargoes on a worldwide basis. Most co-operate closely with international freight forwarding companies.
Furthermore, Icelandic transport and logistics companies have invested in freight forwarding operations not only at home but also in Europe, and have an effective network of contacts and agents to provide door-to-door delivery in many parts of the world.
Bonded warehouses, cold stores, cargo hotels and a full range of other cargo handling facilities are available in Iceland, not only for direct export or import but also to ensure careful and efficient handling of goods for through-shipment.
A high level of expertise is found in dedicated fields in Iceland, such as temperature-controlled cargo, refrigeration technology, vessels and aircraft maintenance.
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