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Icelandair Launches First Boeing 737 MAX 8

Icelandair's first Boeing 737 MAX flew its first revenue flight on Friday from the airline’s hub at Keflavik International Airport near Reykjavik to Newark's Liberty International Airport. The aircraft embarked on the 6-hour flight from Reykjavik as FI623 for the first time with passengers, marking a new era for the airline as it is the first time the airline will operate a 737 for revenue service since it retired its former 737-300 aircraft in 2004. The 737 MAX 8 will…

Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 8 Launch Delayed Indefinitely

The launch of Icelandair’s long-awaited Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft has been delayed indefinitely following a series of delays by the airline this past week. The aircraft was supposed to make its debut performance for the airline on April 6 on the daily flight from Reykjavik to Berlin, however, that…

Icelandair Takes Delivery of First 737 MAX 8: TF-ICE

In an exciting day for Boeing, the aircraft manufacturing giant has delivered yet another Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft on Wednesday at Boeing Field, this time to Icelandair. A largely-followed delivery among aviation enthusiasts eager to see Icelandair's newest aircraft, this is Icelandair's first of three MAX aircraft that will…

Icelandair’s First Boeing 737 MAX 8 Emerges at Boeing Field

All eyes at Boeing Field were on Icelandair last week as their first Boeing 737 MAX 8 made its initial appearances in the airline's livery. Previously, the newest aircraft for the Icelandic airline was only recognizable by a sliver of the iconic blue and yellow paint on the tail of the…

New Faces and New Places: How International Travel Options Have…

With 2018 now upon us and second decade of the 21st century starting to draw to a close, one might claim that this decade was not kind to U.S. aviation. The merger mania that dominated the early portion of the decade saw airlines like US Airways, Continental, and AirTran disappear from…

Connecting the World in Reykjavik: My Journey Onboard Icelandair

Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, just south of the Arctic Circle, the Nordic island country of Iceland sits at the top of the world. While on its surface it appears to have no exports or natural resources of value, it does have one resource that it has done exceptionally…

Glaciers to America: Icelandair Announces San Francisco and Baltimore Flights

On Thursday, Icelandair announced new routes from its hub in Reykjavik. The newly added routes will feature the return of its service to San Francisco, along with new flights to Baltimore. Flights to San Francisco will begin on June 1, while flights to Baltimore will begin May 28. Both flights are…

Icelandair Lands at DFW, Direct Challenge to WOW Air

On Thursday another Reykjavik based carrier, Icelandair, announced nonstop flights to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), one of Texas’ largest and busiest metroplexes. The airline is second to announce flights to Keflavik International Airport after WOW Air announced DFW as it’s thirteenth US destination on September 6. Icelandair will…

The Rise of the Stopover Program

With airlines constantly looking for ways to fill seats, the last couple years have seen the arrival of a new marketing strategy: the stopover program. Over the last decade, numerous airlines have adopted stopover programs as a way to encourage flyers to not just pick an airline, but also support…

Icelandair Announces Launch of Nonstop Service to Cleveland

As of August 22, Icelandair announced that it would be adding nonstop service to Cleveland (CLE) from Keflavik, Iceland (KEF) in May 2018. Through the airline's hub in Iceland, passengers travelling from Cleveland will have access to more than 25 connections in Europe. “Cleveland is the perfect destination for our route…