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Icelandair Back At LGW?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:53 pm

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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TFJamie
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RE: Icelandair Back At LGW?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:05 pm

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.
 
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RE: Icelandair Back At LGW?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:13 pm

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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RE: Icelandair Back At LGW?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:08 pm

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!
 
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RE: Icelandair Back At LGW?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:20 pm

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
 
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RE: Icelandair Back At LGW?

Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:53 pm

Learned a long time ago-the hard way- don't non-rev on FI ex LHR. Stuck for four days.
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RE: Icelandair Back At LGW?

Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:02 pm

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...
 
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RE: Icelandair Back At LGW?

Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:55 pm

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.
 
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RE: Icelandair Back At LGW?

Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:21 pm

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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RE: Icelandair Back At LGW?

Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:16 am

Looks like FI are adding a third weekly flight to/from LGW from s/13 on Tuesday
 
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RE: Icelandair Back At LGW?

Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:17 am

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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