All Icelandair articles

  • Iceland volcano title-c-IMO
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    Icelandair unconcerned after volcano erupts near Keflavik hub

    2021-03-20T08:03:00Z

    Icelandair believes a volcanic eruption which commenced near Reykjavik’s Keflavik airport will have only a limited effect on the flag-carrier’s operations. The eruption is close to the Fagradalsfjall peak some 20km south-east of the airport, which serves as Icelandair’s hub. According to the Icelandic Met Office it began ...

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    Single Icelandair brand to cover Air Iceland Connect operations

    2021-03-11T12:05:00Z

    Icelandair Group is bringing its regional carrier Air Iceland Connect under the single brand of the parent airline, in a bid to simplify its operations. The integration will take effect from 16 March, says the company, with the international network of Icelandair being combined with domestic links and the ...

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    Two Icelandair 767s to be converted to freighters in leaseback deal

    2021-03-10T16:16:00Z

    Icelandair Group has reached a sale-and-leaseback agreement for a pair of Boeing 767-300ER which will be converted into freighters. The aircraft are being sold to Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ associated joint venture Titan Aircraft Investments. Icelandair Group says the 767s will be converted in spring next year and ...

  • Icelandair Boeing 737 Max
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    Icelandair returns Boeing 737 Max to revenue service

    2021-03-09T10:08:00Z

    Following the lifting of the 737 Max’s grounding, Icelandair has resumed commercial flights using the Boeing narrowbody after a nearly two-year break.

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    Icelandair focuses on cash preservation as pandemic resurgence bites

    2021-02-09T08:39:00Z

    Icelandair transported just 14,000 passengers during December 2020, but even this figure was more than the October and November totals combined. Fourth-quarter revenues for Icelandair Group amounted to just $60 million to 31 December, down by more than 80%, while pre-tax losses for the period reached $97 million. ...

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    Optimistic Icelandair sees spring return for 737 Max

    2021-02-08T19:59:00Z

    Icelandair Group is optimistic that it will be able to start ramping-up its network in the second quarter of this year, and intends to return its Boeing 737 Max fleet to service in spring. The company has six 737 Max jets which have been grounded for nearly two years. ...

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    Icelandair Group to divest tour operator following hotel sale

    2021-01-19T10:18:00Z

    Icelandair Group is to sell its tour operator subsidiary Iceland Travel, as part of the continuing concentration on its flight operations activities. The wholly-owned subsidiary had been classified, along with hotel firm Icelandair Hotels, as an asset held for sale in 2019. Icelandair Group sold a 75% share ...

  • Icelandair 737 MAX 9-640
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    Icelandair agrees sale-and-lease of two more 737 Max jets

    2020-12-28T15:41:00Z

    Icelandair Group is selling a pair of Boeing 737 Max jets under a leaseback scheme, ahead their delivery next year. The two Max 9s are due to be introduced to the Icelandair fleet in the second quarter of 2021. Icelandair Group says it has entered an agreement with ...

  • Icelandair Boeing 757-200
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    Icelandair to withdraw and part-out batch of 757-200s

    2020-10-27T08:33:00Z

    Icelandair Group is planning to retire four Boeing 757-200s over the next few weeks, which will be placed with part-out schemes. The company says some of the components will be cannibalised for its remaining 757s while others will be sold. Icelandair Group says the retirement is part of ...

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    Icelandair uses Boeing compensation to offset new 737 Max expenditure

    2020-10-26T22:58:00Z

    Icelandair Group is expecting to take delivery of three more Boeing 737 Max jets in the first half of 2021, and has reclassified part of the compensation received for the Max grounding as reduced capital expenditure on them. The company has not disclosed the scale of the compensation settlement ...

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    Icelandair plans for 30% capacity cut in summer 2021 schedule

    2020-10-20T17:23:00Z

    Icelandair is expecting to operate a summer 2021 schedule with capacity down by 25-30% compared with last year. It is planning to serve 32 destinations – among them the Canary Islands resort of Tenerife, which is a new route for the carrier. Twenty-two of the destinations will be ...

  • Icelandair Boeing 757-200
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    Icelandair sells three 757-200s for freighter conversion

    2020-10-08T07:14:00Z

    Icelandair Group is to sell three of its Boeing 757-200s, which will be converted into freighters following the transaction. Disposal of the Icelandair aircraft will generate about $21 million in net proceeds, the company says. It has not identified the buyer of the twinjets. Two of the aircraft ...

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    Icelandair Group receives strong response to share offer

    2020-09-18T06:53:00Z

    Icelandair Group has received a strong response to its share offering, with an oversubscription reaching some 85% more than the planned allocation. The offering – initially intended to cover IcKr20 billion ($147 million) in new shares, through separate share batches of IcKr17 billion and IcKr3 billion – closed on ...

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    Icelandair options broaden as crew duty schedules shift closer to limits

    2020-08-19T14:11:00Z

    Icelandair’s new collective agreements with aircrew means pilots and flight attendants will work closer to theoretical maximum limits, and enable the airline to explore new network prospects. International regulations restrict pilots and cabin crew from operating more than 900 block hours per year. Icelandair says that, given the ...

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    Icelandair: Keflavik hub stands to benefit as non-stop competitors retreat

    2020-08-19T12:01:00Z

    Icelandair Group has warned that if its operation collapsed, the Reykjavik Keflavik hub would take years to rebuild and, as a result, would cause substantial damage to the country’s economy. The company, which is preparing a $150 million share issue, has outlined the bleak consequences of receivership to potential ...

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    Icelandair expects four-year recovery as it revises share issue

    2020-08-19T09:41:00Z

    Icelandair Group expects to start its recovery ramp-up in the second quarter of 2021, but its conservative approach will not return the operator to pre-crisis levels until 2024. The company has detailed its position to potential investors as it prepares for a share offering intended to raise IcKr20 billion ...

  • Icelandair Boeing 737 Max
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    Icelandair cuts back 737 Max order as part of final settlement

    2020-08-12T06:43:00Z

    Icelandair Group is cutting four Boeing 737 Max jets from its order commitment and revising deliveries of the remaining six as part of a final settlement with the airframer over Max disruption. The company has detailed the settlement after concluding a series of agreements with creditors and stakeholders essential ...

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    Icelandair seals new cabin crew pact as it reels from first-half losses

    2020-07-27T18:09:00Z

    Icelandair Group has secured approval from its flight attendants for a new collective agreement, thrashed out after a stand-off which involved the airline’s dismissing, and then reinstating, its cabin crew corps. The agreement will remain valid until the end of September 2025 and rounds off the critical negotiations with ...

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    Icelandair Group expects $100m second-quarter operating loss

    2020-07-22T09:27:00Z

    Icelandair Group has revealed the extent of the coronavirus impact on the second quarter, indicating an operating loss of around $100-110 million. The company says its revenues for the three-month period to 30 June were down by 85% to some $60 million. Its operating loss in the same ...

  • Icelandair 737 MAX 9-640
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    Icelandair withdraws mass cabin crew lay-off after new deal emerges

    2020-07-19T08:50:00Z

    Icelandair Group has reversed an extraordinary decision to dismiss all its cabin crew, after a swift resumption of negotiations resulted in another tentative collective bargaining agreement. The operator’s mass sacking of its flight attendants, which would have involved replacing them with pilots from 20 July, had initially spurred a ...