Icelandair Group is fleet-planning for modernisation beyond 2024, with requests for proposals to Boeing and Airbus, as well as engine manufacturers.
The company says it is aiming to secure “efficiently” a delivery stream of aircraft throughout the current decade, and support replacement of the Boeing 757 fleet along with expansion.
Icelandair Group is undergoing modernisation with Boeing 737 Max jets, one of which was delivered in the third quarter.
It is also scheduled to introduce another three over the period to the first quarter of next year, and lease two more in the fourth quarter of 2023 – by which point it will have 20 Max jets.
Icelandair is expanding its cargo network with delivery of a 767-300ER freighter during the third quarter.
It expects to receive another on operating lease in the fourth quarter.
Icelandair will broaden the cargo network from January next year, as a result of the increased capacity, with flights to Liege, New York JFK, Chicago and Los Angeles.