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Icelandair's backbone and workhorse Boeing 757-200 aircraft landing at Washington Dulles International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

240 Laid Off as Icelandair Combats Drop in Demand

Before what is usually the busy summer months for Icelandair, the carrier has been forced to look towards retracting itself in size as COVID-19 epidemic affects demand for travel for the next few months. In order to stay afloat, Icelandair has looked at employee reductions to cut costs. The airline will lay off 240 employees and cut the hours of 92 percent of its workforce as a means of cost-cutting. The airline says that these cut hours will move employees…

Logo Lineage Part 9: Branding the Island Carriers

For businesses across the world, branding plays a crucial role in public perception and airlines are no different. One of the most prominent pieces of an airline’s brand is its logo, as it often appears on a wide range of items including aircraft, seats, food, advertisements and more. In this…

Steadfast in a Sea of Change: A Look at Iceland’s…

Since 2011, Iceland’s main international gateway at Keflavík International Airport has seen its impact increase dramatically as the airport's volume has increased from 2.5 million passengers in 2011 to 8.7 million last year. During that period, Icelandair added 14 Boeing 757s, four Boeing 767-300s and three Boeing 737 MAX 8…

Air Iceland Adds the Q400 to Its Fleet

Air Iceland has joined Icelandair Group’s fleet renewal process. Air Iceland has started the renewal with an order for three Bombardier Q400s. The Q400s are expected to replace the carriers current Fokker F50s that have been part of the airline since the early 2000s. The airline has already had a…