Icelandair Cargo’s estimates to carry almost 50,000 tonnes of freight this year, of which around 60% is transported the company’s passenger aircraft. [56] On 19 May 2015, Icelandair launched scheduled flights to and from Portland, Oregon in the US: its 14th destination in North America. In 1939 the airline was grounded when this aircraft was destroyed in a capsizing accident. [86] Most of the aircraft in Icelandair's fleet are named after Icelandic volcanoes. On 5 November 2017, the company Icelandair (the new TACV administrator) passed the first Boeing 757-200 to TACV to reinforce existing routes, such as daily flights to Lisbon, Fortaleza and Recife (which increases to 4 weekly flights as of December 3). Their company, whose name roughly means "Skyways", concentrated on Icelandic domestic air services for the first few years. Базується в Міжнародному аеропорту Кеплавік.Компанія виконує рейси в 25 міст в 12 країнах по обох берегах … The company is, together with the City of Reykjavík, one of two main sponsors of the immensely popular Iceland Airwaves, the annual music festival held in Reykjavík on the first weekend in November. On 9 January 2018, Icelandair announced that it would provide three non-stop flights a week from Kansas City International Airport to Keflavík International Airport, which commenced on 25 May 2018. The new service, operated by Air Iceland Connect (a subsidiary of Icelandair Group), commenced in March the following year, with flights scheduled four times per week. Icelandair is the flag carrier airline of Iceland, headquartered at Keflavík International Airport near the capital city Reykjavik. Twice weekly flights to Vancouver commenced on 13 May 2014 and continued until October that year. As Icelandair particularly focuses on flights to North America, the company was significantly affected by the airspace closure following the September 11 attacks in the same year. The special livery was created in order to commemorate Icelandair's 80th anniversary. [1], As of December 2016, Icelandair used an all-Boeing fleet. [49], After having launched scheduled flights to Washington, D.C., in 2011,[50] Denver was announced as a new U.S. destination for 2012, followed by Anchorage in 2013, bringing the total number of cities served in the country up to eight, along with Boston, Minneapolis, New York City, Orlando and Seattle. The air­craft fleet of Ice­landair re­mained mainly un­changed until the Boe­ing 757-200 be­came the new back­bone for transat­lantic flights dur­ing the 1990s. [82], Icelandair Info, the inflight magazine of Icelandair, is printed four times a year in Icelandic and English. 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Biophilia, Björk's 2011 album, had earlier been released on Icelandair's fleet in the same way.[84]. Icelandair aloitti toimintansa vuonna 1937 käyttäen nimeä Flugfelag Akureyrar.Yhtiön kotipaikkana toimi tällöin pohjoisislantilainen Akureyrin kaupunki. The order is for nine 737 MAX 8s configured for 153 passengers; and seven 737 MAX 9s to hold 172 passengers. An installation of LED mood lighting in the cabin continues the theme by emulating both the colours and dancing patterns of the aurora. At first, Loftleiðir, like Flugfélag Íslands, concentrated on domestic air services. ↑ Icelandair Fleet Details and History Planespotters.net. Vuonna 1943 yhtiö siirsi toimintansa … Icelandair aircraft photo gallery: Icelandair … It was a Fokker F27 Friendship which arrived in May and started serving Iceland’s domestic routes. Icelandair Fleet We have a flexible Boeing fleet that marries commonality with varying sizes and capabilities. [54] The aircraft was officially launched in February 2015 as part of the company's #MyStopover campaign. The settlement included slashing the carrier's order for future MAX aircraft by four.[109]. Most of the aircraft in Icelandair's fleet are named after Icelandic volcanoes. The domestic Fokker F27s were replaced by Fokker 50s and Boeing 737s deployed on European routes. Two years after Icelandair acquired its turboprop planes, Loftleidir Icelandic took a similar step when it updated its fleet and bought the first of five Cloudmaster DC-6B aircraft. The eventual closure of Keflavík due to the volcanic ash cloud coincided with an improvement of the situation towards Europe, which allowed Icelandair to move its headquarters with 200 staff to Glasgow and operate flights from there for ten days,[39][40] with shuttle flights to Iceland's Akureyri Airport and round-the-clock bus shuttles onwards to Reykjavík. [58], On 17 August 2015 Icelandair announced the augmentation of its global flight network with a new service between Keflavik and Aberdeen, the company's second Scottish destination. [108], On 12 August, 2020 Icelandair reached a settlement with Boeing over the MAX groundings. These days, Icelandair has a fleet … [15], By 1952, the Icelandic authorities were very worried that fierce competition between both Icelandic airlines would ruin both companies, and attempted to force a merger between them. The airline was established in 2002 and began operations on 27 February 2003 with daily flights to London Stansted and Copenhagen using Boeing 737-300 aircraft wet leased from Astraeus … As of September 2018, Icelandair operates 3 aircraft with 'special' liveries. , the Air Iceland Connect fleet consisted of the following aircraft: Among the destinations, most in Greenland and some in Iceland have runways less than 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) in length. [57] Further expansion of Icelandair's global network was announced on 12 May 2015 with new, year-round services from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Thing is, Icelandair only has a fleet … [47], In February 2011 Icelandair was chosen "The Knowledge Company" of the year and Icelandair CEO Birkir Hólm Guðnason was picked as "Man of the Year" in the Icelandic business community. [7], In 1967, Flugfélag was the first Icelandic airline to join the jet age, when a Boeing 727-100 dubbed Gullfaxi was put into service. (englanniksi) ↑ Marello, Poppy: Icelandair … The new administration plans include discontinue the hub at Praia International Airport focusing all of the airline's operations at Amílcar Cabral International Airport and from there serve as a connecting hub between the Americas, Europe and Africa.[67][68]. The third aircraft (Boeing B757 TF-ISX 'Þingvellir') is painted in the red, white, and blue livery of Iceland's flag and celebrates both the 100th anniversary of Icelandic National Sovereignty (1918-2018) and the National Men's Football Team's World Cup debut in 2018. In 2007, the company carried 2.2 million passengers, one year later about 2.3 million passengers. Free meals are only available in Saga Class, and a buy on board service is provided for the Economy classes. This page was last changed on 15 February 2019, at 15:48. IATA FI … Wikipedia Español. [4], Icelandair traces its roots back to 1937, when Flugfélag Akureyrar was founded in Akureyri on the north coast of Iceland. PHOTO: Baldur Sveinsson. In 1997 the domestic operations of Icelandair, part of which had previously been operated under the 'Flugfélag Nordurlands' branding, were combined with small airline Nordurflug to form the Air Iceland Connect subsidiary,[36] allowing mainline Icelandair to fully concentrate on international flights since then. [100] During that same year, Icelandair announced an order for two Boeing 787 Dreamliners. [16] This did not happen at the time, but instead the authorities split up the domestic routes between the two airlines. 1 The average fleet age is based on our own calculations and may differ from other figures. New destinations in 2014 were Edmonton and Vancouver in Canada; and Geneva. In the 1950s, Flugfélag began to use the 'Icelandair' branding for its international flights. Icelandair — Boeing 757 200 de Icelandair. Air Atlanta Icelandic is a charter and ACMI airline based in Kópavogur, Iceland. It is part of the Icelandair Group and as of December 2020, operated scheduled services to 34 cities in 16 countries on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean from its hub at Keflavík International Airport. [101] In 2006, Icelandair announced an order for two more Boeing 787s. Only supported aircraft types that are active with this airline are included in the calculations. [66], In August 2017, the Cape Verdean government signed an agreement with Loftleiðir Icelandic, part of the Icelandair Group, which turned the administration of TACV to the Icelandic group. The domestic Fokker F-27s were replaced by F-50s … A total of six were purchased, which remained in service with the airline until 1972. During the 1970s energy crisis, the economic situation for both Flugfélag and Loftleiðir worsened. [87], In 2005, the airline, on behalf of its parent company Icelandair Group, announced an order for ten Boeing 737-800 aircraft with options for five more. [31] A holding company called Flugleiðir was created, which combined the two companies and began to streamline staff and operations. [26] Loftleiðir was not famous for speed or punctuality, but flying with the company became a sort of rite of passage for young "hippies" from America travelling to Europe, one of whom was future president of the United States Bill Clinton.[27][28]. [6] For international purposes, the name Iceland Airways was adopted. Back in 1965, Icelandair acquired its first-ever Fokker aircraft. Icelandair je hlavní islandská letecká společnost se sídlem v Reykjavíku a hlavní základnou na Letišti Keflavík. [23] In 1969 the company acquired International Air Bahama, a small airline operating Douglas DC-8 jet aircraft out of the Bahamas with transatlantic nonstop service between Nassau and Luxembourg,[24] and a year later Loftleiðir became one of the founders of Cargolux, a cargo airline. [45][46] Weekly newspaper The Economist claimed that Icelandair could even take advantage when catering for disaster tourists. Like most Icelandic companies, Icelandair was hit quite hard by the 2008 financial crisis in the country, but was well on the road to recovery[citation needed] when another crisis of a very different kind hit in 2010. Please refer to the current fleet … In 2014, it carried 4.3 million passengers, about 1.2 of them on regular flights under the brand name SmartWings.. On 18 September 2007, the Icelandair … [59], Icelandair commenced scheduled flights to Paris Orly Airport beginning on 29 March 2016. In the same year, comfort and performance of domestic flights in Iceland could be improved with the introduction of the Douglas DC-3. The in-house crisis management organization began assessing the situation once the scale of the problem had become known. It specialises in leasing aircraft on an ACMI (Aircraft, Crews, Maintenance, Insurance) and wet lease basis to airlines … [3] They currently fly to 37 North American and … History. [30] The staff of Loftleiðir complained that Flugfélag, although smaller, had gained the upper hand in the united company. [12] In 2008, the cockpit section of Gullfaxi was put on display at the Akureyri Aviation Museum.[13]. The air traffic restrictions following the 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull resulted in large parts of the European airspace being closed down. Viitattu 14.7.2015. Icelandair ’s international flight operations are at the core of Icelandair Group’s business. [48] In both categories the panel of judges of the Association of Economists and Business Graduates in Iceland said that "the fine results of the company in the previous year showed both a high degree of skill and specialist knowledge within the company as well as excellent leadership. [83], On 1 April 2013 Icelandic band Sigur Rós debuted its latest album, Valtari, exclusively onboard Icelandair's aircraft, two months before the album's general release. [102][103] In 2011, it was announced that orders for three of the 787s had been cancelled. [7], The fleet was expanded with a Beechcraft Model 18 in 1942; and with two de Havilland Dragon Rapides[8] and a Consolidated PBY Catalina in 1944, the latter being the first ever aircraft registered in Iceland to be flown to Iceland by an Icelandic crew from North America. Icelandair codeshares with the following airlines:[85], As of October 2020[update], Icelandair operates an all Boeing fleet. They would love more 757s, yesterday. [99] These were not placed into service by the airline but leased to other airlines. On current fleet, Icelandair operates 25 narrow-body aircraft Boeing 757-200. It ended on 6 March 2019. [10] Until the late 1960s, Flugfélag concentrated mostly on domestic flights, where it initially faced fierce competition from Loftleiðir, another airline which had been founded in 1944. Look at other dictionaries: Icelandair — Icelandair … Deutsch Wikipedia. [1] The geographical position of Iceland is convenient for one-stop transatlantic flights, which is one pillar of the airline's business strategy, along with traffic to and from the country. As part of Icelandair's transatlantic fleet, the Hekla Aurora flies to all of the airline's 40 destinations and has a three-day schedule available for passengers and observers. Icelandair Fleet of B757 (Active) - Aviation website for aircraft and airline information (flight, photo, travel, fleet listing, production list of Airbus Boeing Douglas Embraer Dash, ATR, Sukhoi, Saab...), plane photos, flightlog database, aviation news, civil aviation … Services commenced on 16 March 2016, with flights to Iceland operating four days a week. Icelandair now has four Boeing 767s in its fleet. Passenger count topped one million in 1997[33] as the company's business grew on a reputation as a "backpacker airline", similar to Loftleiðir, which had been referred to as "Hippie Airline" since the late 1960s. The mix of aircraft is perfectly suited to serve Icelandair’s route network, which is … The airline uses available space in the baggage compartments of Icelandair's passenger aircraft, as well as operating two Boeing 757 freighters between New York, Keflavik, East Midlands in the UK and Liège in Belgium. The air travel disruption coincided with the start of the important summer season for the company. The company moved to Reykjavík, where it acquired another Waco aircraft and was re-launched in 1940 as Flugfélag Íslands, which translates as Flight Company of Iceland. Icelandair je hlavní islandská letecká společnost se sídlem v Reykjavíku a hlavní základnou na Letišti Keflavík.Je součástí Icelandair Group a v létě 2015 provozovala pravidelné lety do 39 destinací v 16 … [52], Operations have doubled over a five-year period. The exterior, which was hand-painted by a team of highly skilled airbrush artists from the UK, features artwork depicting an Icelandic winter scene complete with the Aurora Borealis. Its retired fleet … [74] The airline offered Economy Comfort until April 2018. In 1948, the Douglas DC-4 was introduced on those routes, and in 1957 two new Vickers 759 Viscounts were acquired, the first turboprop airliners to be operated by an Icelandic airline. The first aircraft used were two Stinson Reliants, and then a Grumman Goose[14] amphibious aircraft. The festival spans five days (Wednesday–Sunday) and its main focus is showcasing new music, both Icelandic and international. The Executive Management consists of the CEO of Icelandair Group and the Managing Directors of its eight key … [1] Företaget är en del av Icelandair … It was made up of the following aircraft:[2], From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, "Flights to Europe & Iceland - Icelandair", https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Icelandair&oldid=6444201, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. Icelandair Cargo was established in 0 in Iceland.Icelandair Cargo operates 28 airplanes with average age of 24 years.The newest plane is built in 2001 and the oldest plane is built in 1989. [19][20][21] This made it a popular airline for travel between Europe and North America. [69], Icelandair commenced four weekly flights to and from Dallas Ft. Worth on 30 May 2018. They currently fly to 37 North American and European destinations with Boeing 757 or Boeing 767 aircraft. 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