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Icelandair - Present & Future  
User currently offlineIkarus2006 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 187 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3287 times:

Dear all,

I wonder if anybody of you could kindly help me on gathering information about Icelandair.

For what regards their future I am aware they have two 787 in their plans. Anybody has an idea if the plan might include more 787 in the future?

Regarding their present, would anybody know who is/are their current seat manufacturer/s and where can I find decent pictures of their current cabin interior?

Thanks in advance for you support!

Ikarus

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User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

How are their SFB flights doing?? I'd have thought they'd be on a weekly basis but they seem quite regular - anyone got any load infortmation or future prospects for the route?


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User currently offlineZKOJH From China, joined Sep 2004, 1674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3156 times:

'FI' have a bold future with at least a plan of where there going, they have updated there order for the 787 and now have 4 of the aircraft on order, they want to start flights to mainland china once theses have been dilvered, they also want to increase services into MAN to daily so they might lease another 757/767 to do this, and have increased there codesharing with SAS, (rumer has it they are looking at joining star) to have some feeder trafffic from the US market,


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User currently offlineIkarus2006 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

How about their current cabin subdivision?

Only economy and business?


User currently offlineFlyboy_se From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 812 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

well they are indeed considering flight to China, possilby when they recive their 787 s. No sure about their seat manufacturer.But its pretty hard to find photos of their cabin.They have only Economy and business class( Saga Class) and i think it will stay that way.The first 6 rows áre 2-2 Saga class seats but that is adjustable if there is demand.
As for cooperation with SAS, that is not accurate.They have just finished their cooperation with SAS about a month ago , and there are no plans to join Star Alliance or any alliance whatsoever. I dont know why the suddenly ended their cooperation with SAS, but rumour is that it is due to Icelandair buying Sterling Airways.

Hope this helps



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User currently offlineSimairlinenet From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 912 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 8 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

FL Group (the current parent company) recently announced that it exercised two options for additional 787s, for delivery in 2012.

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

Quoting Flyboy_se (Reply 4):
but rumour is that it is due to Icelandair buying Sterling Airways.

That shouldnt be a problem for long. FL Group, parent company of Icelandair, who bought Sterling, is floating Icelandair separatley on the Icelandic Stock Exchange soon. So Sterling and Icelandair will no longer be under the same ownership



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User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 6):

That shouldnt be a problem for long. FL Group, parent company of Icelandair, who bought Sterling, is floating Icelandair separatley on the Icelandic Stock Exchange soon. So Sterling and Icelandair will no longer be under the same ownership

Rumours in Finland about possible co-operation with Icelandair and Finnair in future,
Icelanders own already about 20 per cent of AY.
But the Nordic airline business has been boiling for quite some time, hard to say what comes out.


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6417 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

The FL Group is always up for surprises. They are involved in so many things, having lately bought Sterling, being heavily involved in Finnair and EasyJet and a lot more.

I have heard a rumor from Iceland telling that the four 787s could be only for Icelease, an FL Group subsidiary, and they may never see Icelandair colors at all.

The only place where I have seen bananas grow is in Iceland (greenhouses heated by hotsprings). But nowadays they seem to grow money on trees. They have already bought half of Copenhagen city and some large banks in Sweden. So they are always up for a healthy surprise.

If the Icelandic investors are surprising, then the Icelandair cabins are exactly the opposite. They are as ordinary as any Ryanair plane. Their 752s have a little larger seat pitch, while their 753 TF-FIX is as cramped as any LCC.



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User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

One rather off topic question (related to Icelandair though). Quite a few years ago, maybe 5 or so, I remember seeing a picture of an Icelandair 757 in IST. And the article in the newspaper said they started flying to IST. I never saw heard anything again. Can anyone confirm this?


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User currently offlineFlyboy_se From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 812 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 9):
One rather off topic question (related to Icelandair though). Quite a few years ago, maybe 5 or so, I remember seeing a picture of an Icelandair 757 in IST. And the article in the newspaper said they started flying to IST. I never saw heard anything again. Can anyone confirm this?

i would imagine its one of their many charter flights. sometimes they do have regular charters for a while



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