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Icelandair Back At LGW?  
User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

I see Icelandair has started back at Gatwick again, when did this happen? I don't remember hearing any news about this, and plus I thought they were at LHR.


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User currently offlineTFJamie From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

It's a twice weekly on Thursdays (Morning) and Sundays (Afternoon) to ease the load on LHR.

I was not aware that FI had been there ever before.


User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Quoting TFJamie (Reply 1):
It's a twice weekly on Thursdays (Morning) and Sundays (Afternoon) to ease the load on LHR.

Interesting, I hope they do well here.

Quoting TFJamie (Reply 1):
I was not aware that FI had been there ever before.

Ahh yes your're right. I did remember seeing an Icelandair 757 a couple times before here, but just now looking on A.net it seems they were leased to Ghana International Airlines which flew from Gatwick to Accra a couple years ago.


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User currently offlinevinniewinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

So right now they have 2 flights a day to/from Heathrow, and now 2 flights to/from Gatwick! That's pretty amazing given that we are in a recession and the fact that Iceland has historically been a very expensive place to visit!

User currently offlineSCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 850 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

Quoting vinniewinnie (Reply 3):

Part of their "success" is because Iceland is now a much cheaper place to visit for American and European tourists.

Btw, Iceland has been out of recession since pretty much 2010:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...ried-in-iceland-view-correct-.html


User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2292 times:

Learned a long time ago-the hard way- don't non-rev on FI ex LHR. Stuck for four days.


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User currently offlinevinniewinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

Quoting SCQ83 (Reply 4):
Btw, Iceland has been out of recession since pretty much 2010:

Yes but Europe and the UK aren''t. Nor is the US for that matter...


User currently offlineseansasLCY From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2007, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

Quoting vinniewinnie (Reply 6):
Yes but Europe and the UK aren''t.

The UK isn't in recession anymore  

Icelandair have had ads in the Metro newspaper and on tube trains recently. Its quite popular with young people as a weekend break at the moment.


User currently offlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9304 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 3 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

Quoting seansasLCY (Reply 7):

Icelandair has been advertising in the New York City subways, too.
And I was told that the ad campaign in the subway has brought about a ton of business.



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User currently offlineheebeegb From Finland, joined Sep 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

Looks like FI are adding a third weekly flight to/from LGW from s/13 on Tuesday

User currently offlineGSTBA From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 465 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

FI back in October announced that they plan to offer a extra weekly flight and a improved schedule on it's LGW service from 14MAY13 . The 3 x weekly service will offer more connection opportunities for passengers wishing to fly between the UK and North America compared to the current W12 schedule.

Until 13MAY13

FI470 KEF 08:15 LGW 11:15 757 4
FI476 KEF 16:45 LGW 19:45 757 7

FI471 LGW 12:30 KEF 15:30 757 4
FI477 LGW 20:55 KEF 23:55 757 7

From 14MAY13

FI470 KEF 07:45 LGW 11:45 757 247

FI471 LGW 13:10 KEF 15:10 757 247

Personally i think the timings of the Icelandair flights from LGW during W12 are perfect for passengers wishing to visit Iceland for a long weekend but are not great for those wishing to connect to the carriers services to North America.


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