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Topic: What Future For Icelandair?
Username: TFFIP
Posted 2008-12-16 08:06:03 and read 3405 times.

What is the future for Icelandair?

What would the B757 be replace with and when?

Topic: RE: What Future For Icelandair?
Username: Jlbmedia
Posted 2008-12-16 08:20:09 and read 3364 times.



Quoting TFFIP (Thread starter):
What would the B757 be replace with and when?

Why would they need to replace their 757s? Are they very old models, end of lease etc...? With the 757 being such a versatile aircraft, I wouldn't think they would want to rid themselves of them.

Topic: RE: What Future For Icelandair?
Username: SeaBosDca
Posted 2008-12-16 08:49:16 and read 3299 times.



Quoting TFFIP (Thread starter):
What would the B757 be replace with and when?

All but a few of Icelandair's 757s are less than a decade old.

The few that are older can easily be replaced with newer 757s when necessary.

The 757s are perfect aircraft for Icelandair and won't be replaced until there is a natural 757 replacement available. I don't think that will occur for another 15 years or so. Widebodies are too big and current narrowbodies don't have sufficient payload/range.

Topic: RE: What Future For Icelandair?
Username: Drerx7
Posted 2008-12-16 08:49:40 and read 3297 times.

Icelandair has 787s on order

Topic: RE: What Future For Icelandair?
Username: Scutfarcus
Posted 2008-12-16 13:33:46 and read 3017 times.

Crazy idea - RyanAir moves in and opens massive hub for transcontinental operations? Even the 737s could hit half of the US from there....

Topic: RE: What Future For Icelandair?
Username: Alessandro
Posted 2008-12-16 18:14:04 and read 2828 times.

I don´t know, but talks about the Tu-204 has been around for a while.

Topic: RE: What Future For Icelandair?
Username: Babybus
Posted 2008-12-17 01:44:06 and read 2663 times.

Icelandair are in a funny position as they can reach Europe and north America using short haul aircraft. Shame they can't downgrade the equipment used to using A32x as they could then keep their seat prices high.

I suspect their 757's aren't always full

Topic: RE: What Future For Icelandair?
Username: Stratosphere
Posted 2008-12-17 02:02:41 and read 2633 times.

I flew on an Icelandair DC-10 for the very short time they it. After the AA DC-10 crash it was grounded and they went back to the DC-8. I wish I had flown on the DC-8 actually since I have flown on many DC-10's. The very one I flew on now flies as N304FE for FedEx. I should make an attempt to fly on it for prosperity before FedEx gets rid of it as they are going to get rid of the rest of the DC-10's. I don't know if 304 is going to get the MD-10 mod or not. The 3 man a/c are going away slowly but surely. Off topic sorry.

Topic: RE: What Future For Icelandair?
Username: Vasu
Posted 2008-12-17 03:15:40 and read 2529 times.



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 5):
I don´t know, but talks about the Tu-204 has been around for a while.

Really? Now that would be interesting to see!

Quoting Scutfarcus (Reply 4):
Crazy idea - RyanAir moves in and opens massive hub for transcontinental operations? Even the 737s could hit half of the US from there....

Wouldn't be too great for Icelandair... but I'd probably use it! (only when the seats are 1p of course!)

Topic: RE: What Future For Icelandair?
Username: A318
Posted 2008-12-17 15:21:49 and read 2193 times.

I'm waiting for them to get more aircraft so I can apply to be cabin crew with Icelandair.


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