Icelandair Expands Route Network for Summer 2023

Icelandair is further expanding its North American destination network with the addition of Detroit's Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. The carrier will begin the seasonal summer operation on 18 May 2023 with a four-times-weekly schedule with a 160-seat Boeing 737 MAX. The service will operate to and from DTW and Icelandair’s…

The First Passenger Flight With an Electric Aircraft in Iceland

Last week Icelandair, Iceland's national airline, made the first flight in Iceland operated by an electric aircraft. Participating in this event as the first passengers to fly on the 100% electric aircraft were the President and Prime Minister of Iceland. The aircraft used was a Pipistrel Velis Electro, license plate…

Icelandair Extends Seasonal Services to Portland and Raleigh-Durham into 2023

Icelandair has announced an extension to the seasonal routes offered from the airline’s base at Keflavik airport (KEF) to Portland International Airport (PDX) and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). Initially the Icelandic carrier was scheduled to operate the services until the end of the Northern Summer season in October. The extended…

Furious Emirates Rejects Heathrow Airport’s Passenger Cap, Refusing to Cut…

Emirates Airlines has rejected Heathrow airport’s (LHR) request to airlines to stop selling tickets and remove capacity from the U.K.’s hub airport. In a strongly worded statement released on Thursday, the airline says the airport’s demands are a “blatant disregard for consumers”. The airline states that Heathrow is seeking to…

Icelandair Adds New Destinations to Network for Summer 2022

Icelandair is adding three more European destinations to its schedule this summer with the addition of Rome; Alicante, Spain and Nice, France to the network. “As we enter the New Year, we are seeing the signs of recovery for the travel industry," Bogi Nils Bogason, Icelandair's president and chief executive…

Icelandair Applies for Cuban, Other Charter Flights

It is not unusual for an airline to operate charter flights during schedule downtime. Airlines in the U.S. have been found to operate many sports and athletic charters during off-peak seasons of the year. But Icelandair aircraft have been found in the most unusual places almost on a yearly basis,…

Northern Pacific Airways: Low Fares between the U.S. and Asia

A brand new week has brought upon the entry of yet another start-up airline, and this week brings the pleasant feature of a new carrier with ambitions to fly between the U.S and Asia, with stopovers in the 49th state. Alaska-based Northern Pacific Airways is soon to take-off for service,…

Icelandair Plans Resumption of Flights to Portland, Oregon

On Monday, March 15, Iceland announced the reopening of its borders to anyone with a COVID-19 vaccine without the need to quarantine or testing. Following the decision, Icelandair is anticipating an increased volume of travel to the country, which will allow them to resume a variety of routes. Icelandair plans…

Icelandair Integrates Domestic and International Airline Operations

Icelandair Group has announced the integration of its domestic airline Air Iceland Connect into the Icelandair brand from Tuesday 16 March.  The single brand entity “will create a stronger and more streamlined airline with more options and improved customer service” said the chief executive officer of Icelandair Bogi Nils Bogason.…