Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Will Icelandair Be Getting 787s At All?  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12463 posts, RR: 37
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

I noticed recently that FI will be leasing two of its 787s to another operator; I was just wondering if FI itself will be planning to operate any 787s on its own scheduled flights?

4 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 932 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2557 times:

I cant imagine them leasing all of their 787s, but compared to other large aircraft operators they do have a relatively small network (1 hub, 24 destinations, mostly medium haul), so I dont see them requiring too many. Personally I think the other 4 787s they have on order should be easily sufficient for their needs. Buying 2 to lease is a good investment IMO.

User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

The 787 would only make sense for routes in which Icelandair would connect people. Moscow and India are the most likely IMO.


2013 World Series Champions!
User currently offlineScalebuilder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

Iceland is going through a fiscal crisis right now, so Icelandair may be planning ahead for a downturn in not just international traffic originating in Iceland but generally decreased demand for any kind of international transit traffic that they depend heavily on.

Those 787's will be hard to pay for, even in depreciating US $$'s, knowing that the Icelandic currency is weaker than it has been today from what I can remember. You would have to go back to the 80's to find the Icelandic currency weaker than it is today.


User currently offlineEgmcman From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 898 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1824 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
noticed recently that FI will be leasing two of its 787s to another operator; I was just wondering if FI itself will be planning to operate any 787s on its own scheduled flights?

I could be wrong but I always thought they were for the leasing division.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Will Weather Be A Problem Tomorrow(3/9) At Jfk? posted Fri Mar 9 2001 01:03:34 by Ahlfors
Will UAL Be Getting The B747X Stretch Anytime Soon posted Wed Feb 28 2001 05:42:16 by United Airline
AirTran Growing At MDW. Will It Be A Success? posted Sun Jan 1 2006 01:30:36 by N742AT
The A380 Doesn't Seem To Be Big At All? posted Mon Oct 31 2005 15:45:06 by Varig767
I Will Soon Be At LHR. What To Look For? posted Mon Jun 20 2005 13:49:43 by Duke
A350 Will Not Be Launched At Paris posted Wed Jun 8 2005 13:48:14 by Bells
Will A380 Be At Paris Air Show? posted Sat Jan 1 2005 13:28:38 by A388
Will There Be Any New Airlines At LHR This Year? posted Tue Mar 9 2004 20:18:15 by Bigpappa
How Big Will Southwest Be At PHL? posted Mon Jan 5 2004 11:48:54 by PVD757
DEC. 17, 2003! Where Will You Be At 1035AM? posted Wed Sep 10 2003 05:48:20 by Planefreak