e38 Icelandair has a very particular menu. I believe they bring in their catering with them on the inbound flights out of KEF. Do you think so? Doesn’t the aircraft layover with the crew?? or is that just US west coast?[/quote] MCI is done with a layover. The layover is on flights, where going dire...Jump to post
Just because the crew has a layover, doesn't mean the plane does. Although I am interested in the big scheme of things, how the FI crews look at a layover like MCI. Is it desired or lower on the list? I know crews from some countries love to go shopping in the USA... As FI has 20+ N-American destin...Jump to post
Cessna 172 with a STRONG tail wind? Including bags! There are a total of 284 members of the LDS church in Iceland. Hardly worth using as a convincing point to lure SLC-KEF flights. https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/facts-and-statistics/country/iceland Not sure why you’re quoting me...me and dochawk2 w...Jump to post
dochawk2 wrote:SRQKEF wrote:hvusslax wrote:
I don't know if AirbusOnly was being serious but the entire Mormon population in Iceland could probably fit comfortably on a single flight.
Yep, probably even if the flight was a Dash 8...
Cessna 172 with a STRONG tail wind?
a lot of mormon community which is also situated in Iceland. now these are the kind of nuggets I need more of from a.net ! Had no idea Mormons had any prominence in Iceland. Of course, if your entire population numbers 335,000, the number of a minority group can't exactly be so large. Still- it'd f...Jump to post
Those 737s were actually leased out under the company IceLease, which back then was a 100% owned by Icelandair Group. They were eventually sold to other leasing companies. IceLease is still around but Icelandair Group now only owns 25% of it. However, Icelandair Group still has a seperate leasing a...Jump to post
Those 737s were actually leased out under the company IceLease, which back then was a 100% owned by Icelandair Group. They were eventually sold to other leasing companies. IceLease is still around but Icelandair Group now only owns 25% of it. However, Icelandair Group still has a seperate leasing ar...Jump to post
I really hope you’re not actually trying to start an airline based off advice on a free forum...
If you are, you need huge financial backing and a bulletproof business plan to have any chance of starting domestic flights on small aircraft, let alone international or even long haul on a large scale.
Icelandair still has one 787-8 on order. The 767 were bought after they sold their other 787 slots to Norwegian. If Icelandair wants to add some destination in Asia, it is possible to buy used frames. Icelandair owns most of its frames, whereas WOW leases all its frames. Icelandair is pondering Asi...Jump to post
That 787 is not going to FI. Period. I'm not sure where it's going, but I do know from sources within senior management it will be moved on to another airline as soon as Boeing finds a new buyer. It's just listed as going to FI until that buyer is found. However, from what I've heard FI is looking ...Jump to post
FLOWN: January Icelandair FI 450 KEF - LHR B767-319ER (W) [TF-ISP] Finnair AY 1332 LHR - HEL A350-941 [OH-LWH] Finnair AY 949 HEL - CPH A320-214 [OH-LXK] Icelandair FI 213 CPH - KEF B757-223 (W) [TF-ISF] March WOW air WW 404 KEF - CDG A330-343 [TF-LUV] Air France AF 1342 CDG - GVA A319-111 [F-GRHO]...Jump to post
Icelandair has 4 767-300ER, but they use them rather on their current routes. Yes, sry I should have been more clear- Icelandair doesn't have any more room for expansion but wow does because they have widebodies on order, unlike FI who canceled them. Icelandair still has one 787-8 on order. The 767...Jump to post
Why WOW and not IcelandAir? Is IcelandAir fizzling out?? Icelandair has been showing impressive growth as well although they get much less media attention than those flashy purple planes. As a publicly traded company, Icelandair is also a lot more transparent with their financials than WOW and they...Jump to post
Does KEF see any cargo freighters? Yes, Icelandair Cargo has 2 757Fs in their fleet. Those operate a daily run to EMA/LGG and also a few weekly flights to JFK. Bluebird Cargo also has a daily 734 to DUB. Apart from that, nothing scheduled. However, quite a lot of cargo aircraft fuel stop here durin...Jump to post
No. FI has changed their summer schedule. Evening flights to FRA, OSL, HEL, ARN are not in their schedule. FRA was always very critical due to curfew in FRA. Instead flights to OSL, CPH, HEL (for example), are in the morning as wing-to-wing. FI216 to CPH and FI454 to LHR are daily. FI216 was not da...Jump to post
SEA, YYZ, ARN, HEL among others have 2x daily flights almost wing-by-wing while some even have 3x daily wing-by-wing (CPH, AMS, BOS and sometimes JFK IIRC). What days will BOS see 3x daily flights from FI? I've searched and haven't found any days with 3 flights. Going by my experience I think they’...Jump to post
Would much of that O&D traffic actually be de facto connecting traffic, comprised of pax from points outside of Iceland continuing on to their final destination after a stopover? ...assuming FI still promote stopovers in Iceland? Not necessarily much of it, but certainly some portion! Those des...Jump to post
Interesting. How does this all look at KEF, over capacity with connections at times and quiet as a mouse other times? On the busiest days I'm sure KEF will be like a total zoo from 5am-8am and 2pm-5pm! However, WW seems to be going in the opposite direction and is staggering their flights between w...Jump to post
...There are a few European flights outside of that "mega bank" but those are O&D only. Would much of that O&D traffic actually be de facto connecting traffic, comprised of pax from points outside of Iceland continuing on to their final destination after a stopover? ...assuming FI...Jump to post
Yes, instead of the 2 seperate connection banks that FI have operated every summer since 2006, this summer FI is consolidating it into one big bank instead. Some destinations that previously had one flight in the smaller bank and one in the traditional one like SEA, YYZ, ARN, HEL among others have ...Jump to post
Yes, instead of the 2 seperate connection banks that FI have operated every summer since 2006, this summer FI is consolidating it into one big bank instead. Some destinations that previously had one flight in the smaller bank and one in the traditional one like SEA, YYZ, ARN, HEL among others have 2...Jump to post
AirbusOnly wrote:WOW was the first Icelandic airline on this route - and now FI try to copy their success....
devron wrote:Should be a success now that Air Berlin is gone. Create oppertunty to catch O&D and transatlantic. Doesn't Germania fly to KEF from DUS? Couldn't find anything but I thought so.
Long overdue, especially with the demise of AB. Nice to see the 7M8 opening these markets up for FI.
This is the 5th German destination for FI along with FRA, MUC, HAM and TXL. Rounding it up nicely, not sure if any more German cities are in the running for service in the short term.
If the s**t hits the fan FI usually rebooks you all the way from MSP to GVA on another airline (US3 via an American hub or DL/AF/KL via AMS/CDG). I witnessed it myself when flying home from MSP last year, we had a 3 hour delay so all connecting pax except for those going to LHR (our plane was conti...Jump to post
Of course it is. Just look at the aviation landscape 30 years ago vs now, there are so many large carriers that are missing from the skies. The 2 largest probably being the former US behemoths of Pan Am and TWA.Jump to post
No there aren't. I expect we're soon going to see lots of A321's (LR) though. And "plenty" is a bit premature. I can only think of Norwegian and Air Canada as of now. Westjet may also. Well you have Primera Air, Norweigan, Westjet, Air Canada doing Transatlantic, you also have several MAX...Jump to post
Depends on your definition of TATL, but WOW is flying 5-7 hour legs from KEF to various points in the US and Canada on their A320 series aircraft including the 2 NEOs in their fleet. The A321neo has even operated a couple of LAX and MIA turns (with a stop in most cases).Jump to post
Hi, a local here! First off, 656 from MSP arrives early in KEF more often than not which would give you even more time. Nevertheless, even if you’re a bit late 50 minutes is more than ample time. If the N-American arrivals are late FI usually don’t hesitate to hold the EU departures for 15-30 minute...Jump to post
As for international stuff, WN just started a weekly SJD flight and AS should be brining theirs back during the summer. From January: The airport is also putting together an incentive program to get more international, and especially European, flights. "Local airport chief John Wheat said Sacr...Jump to post
I think Bombay, Delhi and perhaps also Karachi, Islamabad and a few other secondary cities in the Indian subcontinent it might work out well. They could offer one-stop service with a short connection time between smaller Indian and American cities. Perhaps they could also fly to Tel Aviv, Istanbul ...Jump to post
Re-Work completed on the 1st 737MAX8 - 5602 1A001 42554 N8701Q 737-8 Southwest Airlines https://farm1.staticflickr.com/970/41787772201_e84aaf946c_z.jpg 5602 1A001 42554 N8701Q 737-8 Southwest Airlines by 737 MAX Production , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/962/41746350972_bdf75c77fe_z.jpg ...Jump to post
BA LHR-JFK must be up there as well for long haul.Jump to post
The weather isnt as bad as you think and would be a complete non factor. Plenty of diversions for high winds, hardly an ideal place for a hub. Lack of stands and terminal capacity too. High distance of real alternate airports (if you do not count Egilsstadir and Akureyri which are unable to handle ...Jump to post
Airbus A318-100 Airbus A319-100 Airbus A320-200 Airbus A321-100 Airbus A321-200 Airbus A321neo Airbus A330-200 Airbus A330-300 Airbus A340-300 Airbus A340-600 Airbus A350-900 Airbus A380-800 ATR42-300 (QC) ATR72-600 Avroliner RJ85 BAe Jetstream 32 Beechcraft 200 King Air Boeing 717-200 Boeing 737-20...Jump to post
jbpdx wrote:Of the top 30 US airports TPA is ranked No. 29; PDX is No. 30 and is not listed.
Last summer I did KEF-ARN-OSL-RIX-AMS-OSL-KEF only to log three things: ET on ARN-OSL, CS300 RIX-AMS and the ever elusive to me 736 AMS-OSL. In the end, 2 equipment changes later, I was left with only Ethiopian! BT changed my CS3 into 735, which was not that bad as I only have 3 flights on the 735 w...Jump to post
FI 767s are always on KEF-LHR, KEF-JFK, KEF-BOS and soon KEF-SFO. In the summer, they operate most KEF-ZRH flights due to the short turnaround times of the 767 due to 2 aisles. They're also seen on almost all AMS flights and can often be seen on ARN, CDG, FRA, OSL, YYZ and SEA flights too. Last summ...Jump to post
Longest regular scheduled flights from KEF are currently WW to LAX and FI to SFO. However, both JL and NH fly 4-8x charters each every year on a mix of 77Ws and 788s.Jump to post
KEF is also closer to BOS than the Canary Islands.Jump to post
KEF is closer to Tokyo than IST is.
http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=kef-nrt%2C ... MP=r&DU=mi
Not sure about the interior, but TF-FII looks pristine from the outside. WiFi dome, Scimitar winglets and a fresh livery. Nice job, Icelandair! here's the bird here in Fortaleza, flying on behalf of TACV: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4567/26565891829_ce0860f39d_c.jpg Eyjafjallajökull @ FOR by Leo...Jump to post
cvgComair wrote:I have a few:
HKG-HKT (connection in SIN)
Hmm, 6 flights involving 2 countries and 3 US states is probably my record, spanning Iceland and the US states of Oregon, Washington and Florida: KEF-PDX-SEA-MCO-FLL-EYW-TPA on a FI 752/QX Q400/AS 739/3x 3M S340: http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=KEF-PDX-SEA-MCO-FLL-EYW-TPA&MS=wls&MP=rect&MR=54...Jump to post
Slightly off topic, I think the only regularly operated route that's spelled the same in both directions is BUD-DUB/DUB-BUD.Jump to post
I would say it is just a matter of time until ORD joins the club, with Ethiopian now filling to Africa hole and either Qantas or Air NZ likely to fill the Australia hole within the next year or two. ORD is just one flight away from being in the club, as will be IAH tomorrow. Any other major airport...Jump to post
With the latest launch of PER-LHR route by QF, a new member is added to the highly exclusive club of the world's airports that lay claim to have non-stop intercontinental services to all other five populated continents on earth, as indicated by the maps below. So far, the accolades go to: JNB, DOH,...Jump to post