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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 aircraft, which was not covered. While the new plane was covered in the blue, yellow and white that Icelandair is known for, there were some noticeable differences. Many claim that…

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…

Aviation in Iceland: From Rock Bottom to Revolutionized

A few years might seem like a short timeframe for rapid change, but Iceland's aviation companies have gone from struggles for survival to success in just eight years. These companies, much like the people who inhabited the island years ago, must yet again adapt to their new uncharted waters. Iceland’s recession in 2008 was…

Icelandair Announces Belfast City Route Starting June 2017

Reykjavik-based Icelandair has announced plans to operate flights from Reykjavik to Belfast City on a three times per week basis starting in June 2017. The airline will use Air Iceland's Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Air Iceland has codesharing agreements with Icelandair that will offer connectivity…

TRIP REPORT: France Via the “Land of Fire and Ice”…

When it comes to flying between Europe and North America, travelers are offered a wide variety of choices. From low-cost carriers like Norwegian to flag carriers such as KLM and British Airways, the options for flights across the pond can become overwhelming. Living in the Midwest opened up even more…