Icelandair opened a new maintenance centre at Keflavík Airport in 1993. Icelanders had been able to use facilities on the nearby military base since the arrival of the first jets. This arrangement was inconvenient and plans to improve the maintenance situation were made years earlier. At last, they came to fruition.
The hanger was gigantic - 13,500 sqft. It was big enough to house 4 Boeing 757 or two Boeing 767 aircraft.