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Iceland, Any Other Airlines?  
User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Have there been any of the "majors" in Iceland before? I'm talking about BA/AA/LH/KLM??

Is there any other way to get to iceland other than Iceland Air?

UAL747

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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2587 times:

Is there any other way to get to iceland other than Iceland Air?

From Europe:

Iceland Express plus some seasonal charters on German airlines like LTU or Condor (Thomas Cook or whatever their name is now).

Patrick


User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1393 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2570 times:

I am not sure, but I think SK fliest to KEF from CPH. Also Faroe Islands airline flies to KEF.

PZ



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User currently offlineL1011aaron From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2478 times:

Sata internacional do charters from Faro.

User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12251 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2409 times:
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SK don't fly to KEF, it's all codeshare with FI.


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User currently offlineAdriaticflight From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 516 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

It would be nice to see some more carriers to Iceland. Iceland Express is a great airline, I flew with them on their second week of operations, however they only serve London and Copenhagen. I am surpirsed that lufthansa or Air France dont fly a few times a week, surely they could fill a 737 with leisure passangers.


User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

Was just in Iceland. Didn't see anyone else these but FI.

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

Im actually kinda surprised NW doesnt serve KEF on they days that Icelandair doesnt serve MSP


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User currently offlineKanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

BA served Iceland at one point, not sure when they stopped.

User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3948 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

Perhaps ICE or the Iceland Govt has some regulations in place that only allows ICE to do the flights ? Just a thought.

RK


User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

Since I have an interest in Iceland, I once noticed a poster saying that DL had rights to serve KEF due to their PA European route acquisition. My guess is no ones else desires to serve Iceland as it is such a tiny market.

User currently offlinePlanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1008 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2188 times:
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I think I saw an AirBerlin 737 parked there. Have to dig up my photos. I was there in May 2003.

Icelandair seems to do a good job; besides, the country's population is only 290,000....so the majors may not think of this market as large enough. On top of that, the traffic is busy pretty much in the summer -- though I hear that there are great parties in Reykjavik in the winters.

It is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I highly recommend it.

Best,

Wasim / Planemannyc


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3948 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

I think the BER 737 was probably a delivery flight ex Boeing Field on a fuel stop...

RK


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17510 posts, RR: 45
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

Does anybody know what percentage of Icelandair's traffic is local and what percentage connects in KEF?


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User currently offlineVadheim From Norway, joined Jul 2000, 623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

SAS (SK) used to serve KEF daily from CPH until maybe 10 years ago! They used MD80's!

I also think Go had a daily service from STN 3-4 years back!


User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1638 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

These non Icelandic airlines are operating into Keflavik summer 2004.

Astraeus Ltd
Austrian Airlines
Hamburg International
MyTravel Airways A/S
Corse Air International
European Aviation Air Charter
LTU International Airways
Condor
First Choice Airways
Spanair
Futura Intl Airways
Travel Service
Aero Flight

source http://www.keflavikairport.com/airlines.html





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User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2501 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

"BA served Iceland at one point, not sure when they stopped."

Can anybody confirm this post? And if BA served KEF, how was the schedule?



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User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3487 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1964 times:


LH used to fly to KEF on Saturdays and Sundays using B732s. This was in the early 90s.


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

GO (R.I.P) use to serve iceland i recall


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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1879 times:

Thought I'd post some nice pictures from KEF. How many of you knew that the BA Concorde flew to KEF?


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Photo © Baldur Sveinsson




Another "big" player in Iceland was Air Atlanta Icelandic. What was their fate?


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Photo © Baldur Sveinsson
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Photo © Baldur Sveinsson




Lastly, I think this is a great shot:


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Photo © Baldur Sveinsson



Logan

[Edited 2004-09-14 20:07:11]

User currently offlineNeder99 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

I think BA's Concorde only came to Iceland about 2 or 3 times, on day-charters with British tourists.

True, Iceland only has a population of around 290,000 and incoming tourists are somewhere around 300,000 per year. So, it is a tiny market, not exactly making it viable for any of the European or American majors to fly there on a regular basis, as of course, they are not going to make a flight profitable filling it up with leisure travellers!
The 'lack' of majors is hardly due to the Icelandic Govt's regulations, as they are not that protectionist.

Air Atlanta Icelandic is still around, in fact, larger than ever, although due to their nature of business (charter), most of their operations are based overseas, although they still do an occasional charter out of Iceland.

GO did serve Iceland daily during 2 or 3 summers.


User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

According to an article in Airliner World magazine about Iceland Express, the average Icelander travels abroad 4 times a year, so even though the population is small, there is still a large and viable market. I think the real obstacle to major expansion remains the high prices so it's still very much a niche market.

Horus




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User currently offline752is From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

Iceland has an open skies agreement
Air Iceland flies in Iceland plus bluebird cargo and islandflug.
For some reason I thought Pan Am served KEF in the 60's or 70's, anybody help with that



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