Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer - Keflavik Airport case study

Keflavik Airport

KEFlavik Airport


The business

Keflavik Airport, Iceland provides a natural link between North America and Europe, and prides itself on delivering a modern, streamlined travel experience.

“We wanted to create a functional, hygienic and elegant user experience. This is exactly what we were looking for.”

Elin Kjartansdóttir, Architect

Keflavik Airport solution


The problem

“We wanted to create a functional, hygienic and elegant user experience,” explains the terminal’s architect, Elin Kjartansdóttir. “The old-fashioned dryers take a long time, and do a bad job. We also didn’t want to see water or paper towels on the floor.”

The solution

Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryers.

No water on the floor

With Airblade™ technology in a tap, there’s no need to move
to a separate drying area, so no water is dripped on the floor.

No paper towel mess

Discarded paper towels can create a negative impression of washroom
cleanliness. “The taps go well with the whole design, and the washrooms
still look nice after rush hour – no mess or water dripped on the floor,” adds Elin.

Fast dry times

The Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer uses two sheets of air travelling at 430mph to
dry hands completely in 12 seconds. “Passengers really like it,” explains Elin, “they
know their hands will be clean and dry and there’s no walking around with wet hands.”


Water and air are sensor-operated, so there are no taps to turn, or buttons to touch.
A HEPA filter captures 99.9% of bacteria and viruses from the washroom air.

Only Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have all these benefits

  • Fastest hand dryers icon


    Hands are dried
    in 10-12 seconds.

  • Most hygienic icon


    HEPA filters as standard.

  • Costs less to run icon

    Costs less to run

    Up to 86% less than
    other hand dryers.

  • Better for the environment icon

    Better for the environment

    No trees cut down, no paper waste

  • Dyson Store icon

    5-year guarantee

    Parts and labour