Vikingair From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 100 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3727 times:
Rumor has it that Icelandair has thought about finally operating some B-767-300 on its North American routes. These are A/C that are currently used by it's sister company (Lofteidir or Icelandic for Charter) the old company that used to serve the USA years ago. Will be interesting to see what cities get the first service, my guess is it will be MCO and BWI, but we'll see.
LCH From Norway, joined Sep 2004, 47 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3370 times:
To my knowledge, Loftleidir only operate 757-200s like Icelandair.
(They are actually all Icelandair aircraft, the two companies were merged in the 80's, but the Loftleidir brand reemerged a couple a years ago for charter services.)
752is From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3063 times:
It's actually 3 757-200 and 3 767-300ER regs are TF-FIA/FIB/FIC and they are getting another 767-300ER going to be FID. The rumor mill has it that 767's will be put on the BOS route next summer, also SFO next summer and other possibilities are DEN,SEA
Bmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1449 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2755 times:
Iceland air also have 2 753's is that not correct also and what about LHR and JFK and Copenhagen they all receive the 753's. Good for Iceland air there a great little airline fly a very clever niche market.
752is From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2290 times:
FIC is already in use and will be used for Universal from what I know, and FID which will be the new reg will be here at the end of the year and from what I hear 767-300ER and if anybody can confirm a rumor about 2 757's being converted for FI Cargo please let me know. Vikingair, what airprort are you stationed?
UPDATE: Icelandair to Start Nonstop Service From San Francisco to Europe
Friday October 1, 10:42 am ET
REYKJAVIK, Iceland, and COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- IN A MEETING THIS MORNING IN REYKJAVIK, ICELAND, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ICELANDAIR VOTED TO EXTEND THE OPERATION OF ICELANDAIR FLIGHTS FROM SAN FRANCISCO THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2005. THE CORRECT INFORMATION APPEARS BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Icelandair is pleased to announce the opening of its sixth North American gateway in San Francisco, California. This will be the airline's first direct service from the west coast, with current gateways in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Boston, New York-JFK, Baltimore/Washington-BWI and Orlando. San Francisco operations will be launched on May 18 and continue through October 15, 2005, with two weekly flights May 18 - June 1 and September 1 - October 15 (Wednesdays and Saturdays), increasing to four from June through August (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays). Flights are scheduled to arrive from Iceland at 6:30pm and depart from San Francisco at 11:30pm.
"The San Francisco gateway will open new channels for transatlantic travel from not only the west coast but also cities in the southwestern United States and the northwest areas of the United States and Canada," said Gunnar Eklund, General Manager The Americas, "as well as to destinations in the Pacific, such as Hawaii," he added. Icelandair will operate a Boeing 767 aircraft with a seating capacity of 260, 30 seats in Business Class and 230 in Economy Class.
"Numerous requests for travel information about Iceland and Scandinavia indicated that there was a void in this market," Eklund continued, "leading to Icelandair's decision to make San Francisco our new gateway." Eklund believes the airline's expansion to the west coast will further enhance an already strong performance in the US/Canadian market.
In Europe, the airline will connect through its hub in Reykjavik, Iceland, via a newly implemented bank of afternoon direct flights to Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. Frequency will vary to some destinations, depending on days of operations.
The popularity of Iceland as a destination has been enhanced by the airline's "Take-A-Break" program, which enables travelers to visit up to seven days at no additional airfare while en route between North America and Scandinavia, the UK and Continental Europe. Icelandair's current summer route network includes Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Hamburg, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm and Zurich.
Icelandair, the flag carrier of Iceland, has been crossing the North Atlantic since 1948, offering regularly scheduled flights for more than half a century. Founded in 1937, Icelandair is the only airline in existence today with such a long and distinguished record on the transatlantic route. Safety, convenient schedules, short flying times, on-time performance and customer service have been the hallmarks of Icelandair operations.
In stark contrast with the international aviation industry, the Icelandair Group has seen unprecedented success in the last two years. The Icelandair Group consists of flight and travel service companies, which form the foundation of the fast growing Icelandic tourist industry, and include Icelandair, Icelandair Cargo, Icelandair Hotels, Air Iceland, Iceland Travel, Reykjavik Excursions, Icelandair/Hertz, Icelandair Ground Services, Icelandair Technical Services, Loftleidir-Icelandic and Icelandair Shared Services.
Icelandair is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland. Its head office for the Americas is based in Columbia, Maryland. Please visit http://www.icelandair.com for additional information.
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