(englanniksi) ↑ Icelandair Group and Boeing finalize orders for 737 MAX Iceland Group. The special livery was created in order to commemorate Icelandair's 80th anniversary. Icelandair Group´s fleet comprised at 31.12 2019 a total of 52 aircraft, of which 41 were owned by the Company. They currently fly to 37 North American and European destinations with Boeing 757 or Boeing 767 aircraft. 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 … First published in 2008, it is also the product catalogue for the airline's Saga Shop. [107] The aircraft will be dry leased and flown by Icelandair pilots. The government of Iceland initiated a new attempt to merge the two airlines, which could be realized in 1973 following lengthy and difficult negotiations. [17] As a result, Loftleiðir ceased domestic flights in Iceland entirely, concentrating instead on international flights. This page was last changed on 15 February 2019, at 15:48. An installation of LED mood lighting in the cabin continues the theme by emulating both the colours and dancing patterns of the aurora. 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. They would love more 757s, yesterday. 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 Executive Management consists of the CEO of Icelandair Group and the Managing Directors of its eight key … As one of Iceland's largest companies, Icelandair sponsors many events and charities. From 2001, the Icelandair hub was moved to Keflavík International Airport. [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. [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. [1], As of December 2016, Icelandair used an all-Boeing fleet. The frequent flyer program of the airline is called Saga Club. 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. [63][64], In August 2017, Icelandair announced service five days per week to Cleveland, US, which began on May 16, 2018. [6] For international purposes, the name Iceland Airways was adopted. 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. Icelandair je hlavní islandská letecká společnost se sídlem v Reykjavíku a hlavní základnou na Letišti Keflavík. The 'Parked' status corresponds to planes which … Je součástí Icelandair Group a v létě 2015 provozovala pravidelné lety do 39 destinací v 16 … Flugfélag Íslands and Loftleiðir used their aircraft to carry freight as well as passengers; and when Icelandair was established in 1973 a freight division was set up within the airline. International services stayed part of the business model of Flugfélag, though to a far lesser extent compared to Loftleiðir. [78][79], Special assistance is provided for travelling with pets,[80] young travellers and infants,[77][81] and special service, for example for blind people with seeing-eye dogs, expectant mothers, wheelchair service, POC systems. Базується в Міжнародному аеропорту Кеплавік.Компанія виконує рейси в 25 міст в 12 країнах по обох берегах … The in-house crisis management organization began assessing the situation once the scale of the problem had become known. The 737 … Icelandair Fleet We have a flexible Boeing fleet that marries commonality with varying sizes and capabilities. [98] Those options were later exercised. Icelandair… In the same year, comfort and performance of domestic flights in Iceland could be improved with the introduction of the Douglas DC-3. (englanniksi) ↑ Marello, Poppy: Icelandair … The Flugleiðir holding was reorganized as Icelandair Group (for aviation business) and FL Group (for non-aviation finance and investment business) between 2002 and 2005, with Icelandair becoming the largest and most important of eleven subsidiaries. [102][103] In 2011, it was announced that orders for three of the 787s had been cancelled. 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 … [4], Icelandair traces its roots back to 1937, when Flugfélag Akureyrar was founded in Akureyri on the north coast of Iceland. [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. [22], The late 1960s were an exciting time for Loftleiðir. The settlement included slashing the carrier's order for future MAX aircraft by four.[109]. [16] This did not happen at the time, but instead the authorities split up the domestic routes between the two airlines. ↑ Icelandair Fleet Details and History Planespotters.net. Please refer to the current fleet … These days, Icelandair has a fleet … 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 … Icelandair … 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. [1] Företaget är en del av Icelandair … As of October 2020 , Icelandair operates an all Boeing fleet. 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]. On 22 January, 2020 Icelandair announced that the airline would lease three Boeing 737-800 airliners to enter service from spring 2020. Biophilia, Björk's 2011 album, had earlier been released on Icelandair's fleet in the same way.[84]. Photo: Wikipedia. [12] In 2008, the cockpit section of Gullfaxi was put on display at the Akureyri Aviation Museum.[13]. A more powerful lightweight engine The Boeing 737 MAX uses 37% less fuel per trip compared to the Boeing 757-200, which currently makes up the bulk of the Icelandair fleet, and 14% less than the Boeing 737 NG type of aircraft. Back in 1965, Icelandair acquired its first-ever Fokker aircraft. [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. [52], Operations have doubled over a five-year period. Services commenced on 16 March 2016, with flights to Iceland operating four days a week. Icelandair is reviewing its fleet strategy. Icelandair codeshares with the following airlines:[85], As of October 2020[update], Icelandair operates an all Boeing fleet. These aircraft are larger than the 757s, and their greater seating capacity and extended flight range make them ideally suited … The installation of WiFi in all the airline's B757-200/300 was completed in 2015. Fleet age of Icelandair Flightlog Icelandair (774 flights) To see details about aircraft, click on to the number in the appropriate column in the table below. 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. "[48] In October of the same year, the airline was awarded the title "Marketing Firm of the Year in Iceland", by a judging panel from IMARK, the Marketing Association in Iceland. 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[53], On 9 December 2014, Icelandair revealed a northern lights themed Boeing 757-200 (registration TF-FIU) named Hekla Aurora. [108], On 12 August, 2020 Icelandair reached a settlement with Boeing over the MAX groundings. [38] Thrice-daily crisis meetings were held at the airline's headquarters. New destinations in 2014 were Edmonton and Vancouver in Canada; and Geneva. When Loftleiðir pulled out of the domestic market in 1952 to fully concentrate on international flights, Flugfélag became the main domestic carrier of the country. 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). The domestic Fokker F-27s were replaced by F-50s … [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. [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. In the same year, it was begun to dismantle the Luxemburg hub in favor of today's decentralized European network, linking the largest cities non-stop to Reykjavík,[34] closing it down altogether by 1999.[35]. The first aircraft used were two Stinson Reliants, and then a Grumman Goose[14] amphibious aircraft. Free meals, blankets, pillows and headsets are provided to children, and the inflight system hosts a selection of children's movies. [86] Most of the aircraft in Icelandair's fleet are named after Icelandic volcanoes. Icelandair flies from Iceland to 22 destinations in Europe and 12 destinations in North America. It specialises in leasing aircraft on an ACMI (Aircraft, Crews, Maintenance, Insurance) and wet lease basis to airlines … Icelandair tried to operate as many passenger flights as possible, keeping its hub at Keflavík open and diverting European flights to airports that were still open. 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. [54] The aircraft was officially launched in February 2015 as part of the company's #MyStopover campaign. Icelandair is the national flag carrier of Iceland. The do­mes­tic Fokker F27s were re­placed by … [99] These were not placed into service by the airline but leased to other airlines. Flight operations started in 1938 with a single Waco YKS-7 configured as a floatplane. 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. The mix of aircraft is perfectly suited to serve Icelandair’s route network, which is … Flights were set to operate twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, until 20 October. Icelandair Fleet Boeing 757-200 Details and Pictures. [105] Purchase rights for eight additional 737s had also been signed. [18] In a way, Loftleiðir can even be considered a sort of precursor of the low-cost carriers that started popping up all over the globe in the 1970s, in particular the long-haul budget carrier like Norwegian Air Shuttle. A total of six were purchased, which remained in service with the airline until 1972. Icelandair has five 737 MAX 8s and one MAX 9 with three 8s and six 9s on the order books. [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. [75], All of Icelandair's aircraft are equipped with a free of charge AVOD in-flight entertainment system that includes seatback, touch-screen monitors for each passenger. [9] On 11 July 1945, this aircraft operated the first commercial flight over the Atlantic Ocean for the airline, which led from Reykjavík to Largs in Scotland, with four passengers and four crew members on board. Most of the aircraft in Icelandair's fleet are named after Icelandic volcanoes. [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]. Only supported aircraft types that are active with this airline are included in the calculations. [82], Icelandair Info, the inflight magazine of Icelandair, is printed four times a year in Icelandic and English. The Geneva service started on 24 May 2014 and continued twice weekly until September. In the 1950s, Flugfélag began to use the 'Icelandair' branding for its international flights. 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 air travel disruption coincided with the start of the important summer season for the company. Many of Icelandair's 39 routes are seasonal, though 24 are permanently offered through the company's 26-plane fleet. [39], When the Grímsvötn volcano erupted in 2011, Icelandair once again had to cope with airspace closures in Europe, though this time to a lesser extent due to a higher level of political preparedness. The Q200 is the only aircraft type possessed by Air Iceland Connect compatible with such runways. 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. A few of these destinations are seasonal. [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. As of September 2018, Icelandair operates 3 aircraft with 'special' liveries. [115], As of December 2017 the Icelandair Cargo fleet consists of the following aircraft:[116][117]. Icelandair is the flag carrier airline of Iceland, headquartered at Keflavík International Airport near the capital city Reykjavik. Icelandair is the official airline of Iceland, offering travelers access to the isolated island, as well as a unique incentive for passengers bound for the United States or Europe. Icelandair aloitti toimintansa vuonna 1937 käyttäen nimeä Flugfelag Akureyrar.Yhtiön kotipaikkana toimi tällöin pohjoisislantilainen Akureyrin kaupunki. In 2007, the company carried 2.2 million passengers, one year later about 2.3 million passengers. In 1980, the Icelandic government provided a loan to Icelandair due to the company's bad financial situation. The European hub at Luxembourg Airport had been taken over from Loftleiðir. [100] During that same year, Icelandair announced an order for two Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Free meals are only available in Saga Class, and a buy on board service is provided for the Economy classes. [74] The airline offered Economy Comfort until April 2018. Air Atlanta Icelandic is a charter and ACMI airline based in Kópavogur, Iceland. Icelandair — Boeing 757 200 de Icelandair. The Boeing 757 is a mid-size narrow-body twinjet aircraft, ideal for short to medium-haul routes. [55], On 5 February 2015, Birmingham became Icelandair's 5th gateway in the UK, and the 39th overall, with flights operating twice weekly, on Thursdays and Mondays. Thing is, Icelandair only has a fleet … Viitattu 14.7.2015. In order to raise awareness about its stopover offer, the company launched a new social media initiative in 2014, with the hashtag #MyStopover. Its retired fleet … [11] Another 727 was acquired in 1971, and the aircraft type was operated until 1990. Icelandair aircraft photo gallery: Icelandair … Icelandair — ісландська авіакомпанія, флагманський авіаперевізник країни. 1 The average fleet age is based on our own calculations and may differ from other figures. [59], Icelandair commenced scheduled flights to Paris Orly Airport beginning on 29 March 2016. Viitattu 14.7.2015. , 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. This Icelandair Boeing 757-208(WL), registered TF-FIO (MSN 29436 / LN 859) was pictured flying over the rarely green Icelandic countryside. 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 … [16] Loftleiðir's pioneering low-fare services across the North-Atlantic then commenced in 1953. [32] At the time of the merger, two thirds of the passenger traffic of the airline were international transatlantic crossings, and Flugfélag's fleet of Douglas DC-3s and Boeing 727s was enlarged by the Douglas DC-8s of Loftleiðir. [25], During those years, Loftleiðir was often referred to, even by the company's own staff, as "the Hippie Airline" or even "the Hippie Express". Icelandair — Codes AITA OACIL Indicatif d appel FI ICE ICEAIR … Wikipédia en Français. Another company, Loftleiðir, called Icelandic Airlines internationally, had been formed in 1944 by three young pilots returning from their flight training in Canada. During the 1970s energy crisis, the economic situation for both Flugfélag and Loftleiðir worsened. The wet-lease and charter department, which was founded in 2003, was named Loftleiðir Icelandic, thus re-introducing a familiar name.[37]. The order is for nine 737 MAX 8s configured for 153 passengers; and seven 737 MAX 9s to hold 172 passengers. In 1979, the two airlines Flugfélag Íslands and Loftleiðir merged into one airline Flugleiðir, and the airline was renamed Icelandair. The value for all sixteen aircraft was US$1.6 billion at Boeing list prices, but the actual purchase price was confidential. 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. [45][46] Weekly newspaper The Economist claimed that Icelandair could even take advantage when catering for disaster tourists. Their main hub is at Keflavik International Airport in Reykjavik. The festival spans five days (Wednesday–Sunday) and its main focus is showcasing new music, both Icelandic and international. 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. In 1964, the company also … [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. 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. 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. The air traffic restrictions following the 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull resulted in large parts of the European airspace being closed down. The domestic Fokker F27s were replaced by Fokker 50s and Boeing 737s deployed on European routes. PHOTO: Baldur Sveinsson. Their company, whose name roughly means "Skyways", concentrated on Icelandic domestic air services for the first few years. [118] Vuonna 1943 yhtiö siirsi toimintansa … Icelandair now has four Boeing 767s in its fleet. Loftleiðir began scheduled international operations in 1947. This was the aircraft that the Fokker 50 replaced. Disclaimer. Regular flights to Prestwick Airport in Scotland and Copenhagen in Denmark, using Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft leased from Scottish Airlines were launched in 1946.[6]. In spring 2016, Icelandair added two wide-body Boeing 767-300s to its fleet. The air­craft fleet of Ice­landair re­mained mainly un­changed until the Boe­ing 757-200 be­came the new back­bone for transat­lantic flights dur­ing the 1990s. [19][20][21] This made it a popular airline for travel between Europe and North America. [29] In 1975, the Icelandic government provided a $13.5 million loan to Flugleiðir. To make up for the loss of the 737 MAX in its fleet… Flights to Edmonton started on 4 March 2014, with a year-round service operating five times a week. [5] Previously, two unrelated airlines of the same name had existed in the country (from 1919 to 1920, and between 1928 and 1931). When a merger proposal of the Icelandic government was rejected by the two airlines, the domestic routes were split among them as a measure to ease competition. In comparison, Icelandair Group's current Boeing 757-200 aircraft hold 183 passengers.[106]. In the aftermath of the eruption, the government of Iceland launched the successful[41][42][43] "Inspired by Iceland" campaign to regain confidence in travelling to Iceland for tourists and business people,[44] of which Icelandair was a leading participant and initiator. Twice weekly flights to Vancouver commenced on 13 May 2014 and continued until October that year. 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