Af773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2834 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 11122 times:
I searched for a discussion about this but found nothing.
I was wondering what routes Icelandair will use with the 787. Will MSP and Orlando see an Icelandair 787 since the 787 is for long haul routes. And the 757s with winglets can barley make it to MSP. And it looks like there is enough demand for the MSP-Iceland and Orlando-Iceland routes to be upgraded to 787s.
Why? They should make it with ease, the winglet equipped 752's have a 4100nm range, where-as MSP-KEF is just under 3000nm. LHR will be the first to see the 787, you can almost be sure of that, probably along with New York, and Paris.
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Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4949 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 11018 times:
As well as routes were thE capacity is needed, such as LHR and CPH, I suspect they will be used for new routes were the range is needed, maybe Asia, or a return to the West Coast of the US - SFO again, or LAX or SEA
Asturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2169 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 10594 times:
My guess is that FI will use them as 767 replacements and for wetleasing with Loftleidir. Very few FI routes demand a 788, but seeing as the economy of the plane is very good and the range as well, that would be my guess.
Zkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1867 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10430 times:
I read in an artical in 'Airliner World' that they would be used on LHR, CPH and other high routes, plus open new routes to India and Asia. they were also looking at smaller planes to seat around the 130 seats to replace the 757's in around 5-10 years time.
ORDagent From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 10367 times:
Middle East / India routes would make sence to me as FI does a lot of visiting friends and family trade and people are more willing to connect to save a buck. However placing them with Loftleidir for wet lease does make sence as delivery slots are already tied up for some time.