GST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 942 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2900 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.
Scalebuilder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2396 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.
Egmcman From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 898 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2167 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.