Tag: Icelandair

Icelandair Gives Up Its Interest in WOW air Again

Reading Time: 2 minutes After several attempts and re-negotiations,  the Icelandair Group has finally arrived at the decision not to get involved in WOW air operations and not to invest into the struggling airline. WOW air, the Icelandic low-cost carrier, has been going through the hard times since autumn 2018. Reducing some destinations, fleet, number of employees, WOW air […]

Icelandair: Purchase of WOW Air to Shake Transatlantic Market

Reading Time: 1 minute Icelandair, the flag carrier of Iceland, announced its plans to purchase it rival WOW Air, an Icelandic low-cost carrier. Therefore, the acquisition is still a subject to approval by Icelandair Group shareholders. Both airlines will continue their operations under separate brands and operating approvals. Icelandair as a full-service airline, while WOW Air as a budget airline. […]

Icelandair Struggles Despite a Hot Local Tourism Market

Reading Time: 1 minute Icelandair shares fell sharply in the first trading of the day on the Iceland Stock Exchange, RÚV reports. Just before 10.00am, the company’s exchange rate had fallen by nearly 20%. Björgólfur Jóhannsson, CEO of the company, announced his resignation and the company’s projected profits were lowered. Björgólfur stated earlier this month that Icelandair was well-positioned to […]

Icelandair Begins Fleet Renewal with MAX Delivery

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and Icelandair celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 737 MAX airplane as the Icelandic carrier seeks to grow and renew its fleet and enhance its trans-Atlantic operations. The MAX, a new and improved version of Boeing’s 737 airplane, will join Icelandair’s fleet of Boeing 757 and 767 jets in serving destinations throughout North […]

Icelandair Joins Airlines for Europe

Reading Time: 1 minute Membership numbers at Airlines for Europe are growing further with Icelandair joining Europe’s largest airline association. The airline operates out of Iceland, and uses the country’s geographical location mid-way between America and Europe, to offer a network of international routes with Iceland as a hub. “We are looking forward to jointly work with A4E on […]

Icelandair to Add 13% Capacity in 2017

Reading Time: 1 minute Icelandair is to add 13% year-on-year international capacity and has confirmed plans to add another pair of Boeing 767-300s in 2017. The extra capacity—totaling a 13% increase in ASKs, or 8% more flights—will include two new destinations and increased frequencies to several gateways in both North America and Europe. “The difference [between the ASK and […]

Icelandair Offers Flights Through Facebook Messenger

Reading Time: 1 minute Icelandair is offering passengers the option of booking their next transatlantic flight through Facebook Messenger. The Facebook Messenger Stopover Bot is the newest example of the rising trend in Conversational Commerce. Available 24/7, the new bot makes it easier than ever to book an Icelandair Stopover by bringing the point of sale directly to the […]

Icelandair Takes Off With Newest Fleet Addition, The Boeing 767

Reading Time: 1 minute Icelandair this week entered into service the first of two Boeing 767s, with the second scheduled to begin departures on May 15, 2016. With a capacity of 262 passengers, the newest members of Icelandair’s fleet allows for an increase of up to 44% in available seats on select routes. The new wide-body jets have undergone […]