By Laura MeagherThe airline has been forced to stop all flights from Reykjavik to Istanbul after it was ruled that it was a breach of Icelandic airport rules.
The Iceland Airways website was down on Friday, with a message advising that “it has been deemed necessary to halt operations and all scheduled flights”.
The airline also told passengers that they would not be able to board flights between Reykjivik and Istanbul as they were being processed in the UK.
This has left travellers in Iceland stranded in Istanbul, which is being put on lockdown.
“We are in the process of deciding how to respond to the situation,” a spokesperson for the Icelandic Airways told TechCrunch.
Iceland Airlines is currently on a holiday in the United States, with the airline said to be working with US authorities to try and resolve the situation.
The Icelandic Airlines spokesperson added that the Icelandic airline has no plans to fly to Istanbul from Iceland, but the airport is closed for a period of time.
There are no further updates on the situation at this time.
Iceland Airways operates on routes from Reykavik and Reykjavej to the US, and also to the United Kingdom.
As well as the Icelandic Airways website, the airline is also known for a number of other websites and services.