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

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 to resume its seasonal flight to Portland, Oregon, starting on July 2. The flight departs from Portland, Oregon, three times a week on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through the end…

Juneyao Air Expands in Europe with New Services to Iceland…

Just over a week after Juneyao Airlines announced its new service between Manchester and Shanghai, the airline is in the news once again this week after announcing additional routes to Europe. Beginning in March 2020, according to the airline's social media, new services from Shanghai to Dublin and Reykjavik will…

Dulles Airport Debunks Rumors of a WOW air Reboot in…

It was reported last Thursday that the reincarnation of WOW air by USAerospace Associates, led by  Michelle Ballarin, will launch its first flights sometime in mid-October, with the first route being Reykjavik to Washington. Despite the rumors, however, the Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority has confirmed to AirlineGeeks that no such…

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…

Icelandair Resumes Longest Flight in Route Network

In its continued battle against low-cost carrier WOW air, Icelandic national carrier Icelandair resumed service between Reykjavik and San Francisco on Friday, June 1. It's been ten years since the airline flew to the Northern California city, and with a duration of approximately nine hours, it regains its title as…

Low-Cost Airlines Crossing the Pond: WOW air

Since the introduction of numerous low-cost airlines to the transatlantic market, access to Europe has never been easier or cheaper. New fuel-efficient aircraft and low-cost business models have allowed for increased competition among low-cost carriers, with more and more starting up every year. This series will serve to give an in-depth…

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…

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…

American Airlines to Launch New Flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to…

Fort Worth-based American Airlines will begin flying to Keflavik Airport in Reykjavik, Iceland beginning on June 7, 2018. Daily flights to the world’s northernmost capital will go on sale on Monday, Nov. 20. The airline will serve Reykjavik from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, American’s largest hub. Vasu Raja, Vice President…