Reykjavik Airport was built by the British military during World War II. In 1946, the British handed the reigns over to Iceland’s government, and since then the airport at Reykjavik has been run by the Flugstoðir – the Icelandic Civil Aviation Authority. Though the majority of Iceland’s international air traffic arrives and departs through the Keflavik International Airport, Reykjavik Airport handles some 420,000 passengers annually and acts as a hub for Iceland's three leading airlines. Those lucky enough to arrive in Reykjavik via charter flight or a short hop from Greenland will find themselves a short walk from the heart of Iceland’s capital city.
Reykjavik Airport, while primarily serving domestic clients, features a full array of services that all travellers expect to find. There are a number of bars, restaurants, shops and cafes. The airport was renovated between 2000 and 2002, and today, features two terminals handling domestic and smaller international flights.