Ikarus2006
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Icelandair - Present & Future

Wed May 10, 2006 7:07 am

Dear all,

I wonder if anybody of you could kindly help me on gathering information about Icelandair.

For what regards their future I am aware they have two 787 in their plans. Anybody has an idea if the plan might include more 787 in the future?

Regarding their present, would anybody know who is/are their current seat manufacturer/s and where can I find decent pictures of their current cabin interior?

Thanks in advance for you support!

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RE: Icelandair - Present & Future

Wed May 10, 2006 7:59 am

How are their SFB flights doing?? I'd have thought they'd be on a weekly basis but they seem quite regular - anyone got any load infortmation or future prospects for the route?
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RE: Icelandair - Present & Future

Wed May 10, 2006 1:51 pm

'FI' have a bold future with at least a plan of where there going, they have updated there order for the 787 and now have 4 of the aircraft on order, they want to start flights to mainland china once theses have been dilvered, they also want to increase services into MAN to daily so they might lease another 757/767 to do this, and have increased there codesharing with SAS, (rumer has it they are looking at joining star) to have some feeder trafffic from the US market,
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RE: Icelandair - Present & Future

Tue May 23, 2006 6:14 pm

How about their current cabin subdivision?

Only economy and business?
 
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RE: Icelandair - Present & Future

Wed May 24, 2006 1:13 am

well they are indeed considering flight to China, possilby when they recive their 787 s. No sure about their seat manufacturer.But its pretty hard to find photos of their cabin.They have only Economy and business class( Saga Class) and i think it will stay that way.The first 6 rows áre 2-2 Saga class seats but that is adjustable if there is demand.
As for cooperation with SAS, that is not accurate.They have just finished their cooperation with SAS about a month ago , and there are no plans to join Star Alliance or any alliance whatsoever. I dont know why the suddenly ended their cooperation with SAS, but rumour is that it is due to Icelandair buying Sterling Airways.

Hope this helps
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RE: Icelandair - Present & Future

Wed May 24, 2006 2:23 am

FL Group (the current parent company) recently announced that it exercised two options for additional 787s, for delivery in 2012.
 
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RE: Icelandair - Present & Future

Wed May 24, 2006 5:53 am

Quoting Flyboy_se (Reply 4):
but rumour is that it is due to Icelandair buying Sterling Airways.

That shouldnt be a problem for long. FL Group, parent company of Icelandair, who bought Sterling, is floating Icelandair separatley on the Icelandic Stock Exchange soon. So Sterling and Icelandair will no longer be under the same ownership
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RE: Icelandair - Present & Future

Wed May 24, 2006 6:40 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 6):

That shouldnt be a problem for long. FL Group, parent company of Icelandair, who bought Sterling, is floating Icelandair separatley on the Icelandic Stock Exchange soon. So Sterling and Icelandair will no longer be under the same ownership

Rumours in Finland about possible co-operation with Icelandair and Finnair in future,
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RE: Icelandair - Present & Future

Wed May 24, 2006 7:51 am

The FL Group is always up for surprises. They are involved in so many things, having lately bought Sterling, being heavily involved in Finnair and EasyJet and a lot more.

I have heard a rumor from Iceland telling that the four 787s could be only for Icelease, an FL Group subsidiary, and they may never see Icelandair colors at all.

The only place where I have seen bananas grow is in Iceland (greenhouses heated by hotsprings). But nowadays they seem to grow money on trees. They have already bought half of Copenhagen city and some large banks in Sweden. So they are always up for a healthy surprise.

If the Icelandic investors are surprising, then the Icelandair cabins are exactly the opposite. They are as ordinary as any Ryanair plane. Their 752s have a little larger seat pitch, while their 753 TF-FIX is as cramped as any LCC.
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RE: Icelandair - Present & Future

Wed May 24, 2006 8:58 pm

One rather off topic question (related to Icelandair though). Quite a few years ago, maybe 5 or so, I remember seeing a picture of an Icelandair 757 in IST. And the article in the newspaper said they started flying to IST. I never saw heard anything again. Can anyone confirm this?
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RE: Icelandair - Present & Future

Thu May 25, 2006 7:23 am

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 9):
One rather off topic question (related to Icelandair though). Quite a few years ago, maybe 5 or so, I remember seeing a picture of an Icelandair 757 in IST. And the article in the newspaper said they started flying to IST. I never saw heard anything again. Can anyone confirm this?

i would imagine its one of their many charter flights. sometimes they do have regular charters for a while
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