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by hvusslax
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 175
Views: 18241

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Due the very awful prebookings (sometimes 10 pax and fewer from Mid Januar to Late March... :shock: ) on the new route to Delhi, WOW Air flies until the end of March just 3x weekly to the indian capital. Flights on SFO-KEF-DEL no longer work with the reduction on KEF-DEL! :? As per WOW's spokespers...

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by hvusslax
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Exit immigration?
Replies: 24
Views: 1780

Re: Why Exit immigration?

I would somewhat argue that the US doesn't have formal exit control because US citizens don't like being "tracked". I imagine that there are many Americans that would have an issue if a CBP officer was asking them why they were leaving the country, where they were going, etc. It's essenti...

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by hvusslax
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Exit immigration?
Replies: 24
Views: 1780

Re: Why Exit immigration?

As an European living in the U.S. I think one of the good things U.S. airports have going is that we are not required to clear immigration on the way out of the country (one less line to wait in). Growing up in Europe (and when I visit), we are always required to clear immigration on the way out. W...

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by hvusslax
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7999

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

One thing to note is that all of the European destinations that have been announced for the second bank will also be on the main bank. Pretty interesting that the four German cities in the network all get flights on both banks.

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by hvusslax
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7999

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

Icelandair is confirming the second bank in this article today: https://turisti.is/2018/09/nyir-timar-hja-icelandair-a-keflavikurflugvelli/ Confirmed routes for the second bank: Europe: Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Oslo, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Hamburg and Zürich North Ameri...

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by hvusslax
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7999

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

Yeah the changes listed in that routesonline.com article are definitely just the tip of the iceberg. Icelandair has been working on a holistic review of the entire route structure that is expected to be revealed soon. I'd be surprised if the existing routes to MAD and MXP are not moved to fit with w...

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by hvusslax
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7999

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

Going even further east, this rebanking could make East Asia slightly more feasible for FI. Not saying it's likely in the near term, but interesting nonetheless. A flight to HKG for example could leave KEF at 11.30 AM (on the second eastbound bank) and be back at 2 PM the day after, conveniently in ...

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by hvusslax
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7999

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

More eastbound options is definitely something that is being considered here. A theoretical eastbound flight that leaves KEF in the first bank and gets back for the second bank can go almost 2 hours further than the practical range of the current bank structure. This opens up all the rest of Europe ...

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by hvusslax
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 5178

Re: Chances of American or United in Iceland?

I'm just wondering how far away we are from seeing Iceland put a cap on visitors. That would be an insanely stupid move because anyone not going to Iceland is going somewhere else. Maybe KEF gets a bit crowded, but it’s better than being empty. I never said anything about blocking people from makin...

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by hvusslax
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 5178

Re: Chances of American or United in Iceland?

Delta's MSP flight is pure retaliation. There is no direct business case for it whatsoever. Nor is there one for CLT-KEF as far as I know. Might as well wait until Icelandair starts service to spend money on a competing service. My 2c. MSP has had FI service for at least 10-15 years if not more. Cl...

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by hvusslax
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI 1404 KEF-HNL
Replies: 5
Views: 1538

Re: FI 1404 KEF-HNL

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The brochure link does not work for me. Here is what a FI 757 looked like for a similar job in 2014: https://www.google.is/amp/s/www.cntrave ... 08-000/amp

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by hvusslax
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 190363

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with reports of suspected damage to leading edge above #4 engi

It might be arguable that continuing to Gander, maybe another 30 minutes, would have made recovery easier. Not much for pax or maintenance support at either Goose or Sondrestrom. That said, I doubt a three-engine ferry would approved based on the damage shown. I'm sure three-engine ferry, crew only...

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by hvusslax
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Icelandair make LGA work?
Replies: 32
Views: 4318

Re: Could Icelandair make LGA work?

Any speculation that rests on KEF implementing US border preclearance should probably stop right there. There are some polite exchanges going on between the Icelandic and US authorities about the possibility but probably only because officials on the Icelandic side don't yet fully understand what it...

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by hvusslax
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 9720

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

I feel like FI has a tendency to do this, especially at their longer-haul US airports. TPA has it sitting that long also Also ANC. The longest North America route that can be turned around immediately to meet with the European bank is YEG at 3069 miles. Therefore all routes longer than that have th...

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by hvusslax
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Launching DFW
Replies: 47
Views: 7305

Re: WOW Launching DFW

zackary747 wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:
zackary747 wrote:
Just heard there is a podium with red and white balloons at IND right now.


Source?


Correction. Blue not red, on the IND spotters FB page, from an employee that works there.


Blue and white are FI colors.

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by hvusslax
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air founder considers sale; strategic partnerships
Replies: 28
Views: 5240

Re: WOW Air founder considers sale; strategic partnerships

jumbojet wrote:
with there deep pockets, this screams ME3. Would say Emirates be allowed to use the WOW hub as a new spring board to the US? Can the runways at KEF handle an A380?


The runways can. The terminal apron and the taxiways to it can not.

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by hvusslax
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air founder considers sale; strategic partnerships
Replies: 28
Views: 5240

Re: WOW Air founder considers sale; strategic partnerships

TerminalD wrote:
FI is the obvious bet


I doubt FI would ever be interested in that. Icelandic competition authorities would never allow it either.

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by hvusslax
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes
Replies: 37
Views: 8248

Re: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes

I would be very surprised if Wow considered opening a 'base' in Dublin. Their operational plan has been to steadily develop their Keflavik hub as a connecting point between their European and North American destinations and opening a base in Dublin would simply be counterproductive to continued dev...

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by hvusslax
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes
Replies: 37
Views: 8248

Re: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes

They really need to open a Dublin base for the 737 flying transatlantic with FR feed , it's a no brainer with Dublin catchment , taxes and tourism numbers Otherwise Wow will open a Dublin base and beat them I would be very surprised if Wow considered opening a 'base' in Dublin. Their operational pl...

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by hvusslax
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Widebody Plan
Replies: 32
Views: 8833

Re: Icelandair Widebody Plan

Doubtful. Iceland is not part of the EU, only allied to it. Therefor I don't know if they got the right to fly between the UK and the USA since they are based in a third country. After the Brexit this might even become more difficult. Iceland is a full member of the European Common Aviation Area an...

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by hvusslax
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Widebody Plan
Replies: 32
Views: 8833

Re: Icelandair Widebody Plan

The only real clue about Icelandair's strategy regarding widebodies that I know of is that they are getting their own 767 trainining simulator which seems to suggest that they are going stick with it for a while and probably add more than the four they already have.

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by hvusslax
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 171
Views: 22459

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

DTW finally got the ULCC service a certain someone was complaining about... Unfortunately, it looks like the BA rumor was off though.... Two announcements in two days for CLE is shocking.. Is it possible that WOW Air was the one that was adding CLE and somebody just assumed it was FI when they hear...

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by hvusslax
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 171
Views: 22459

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

The 4 new US destinations and London Standsted don't fit into WOW's current flight banks. I wonder if existing routes are going to move to these new banks.

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by hvusslax
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI annouces CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 8368

Re: FI annouces CLE

FI connections don't do anything for most travelers in IND considering most of their connections can be made from a US hub(JFK,ORD,e.t.c), sure FI has an extensive Scandinavia route map, but not many IND pax are going to Scandinavia. Anyway, I have nothing against FI or its product, I just don't th...

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by hvusslax
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Icelanders visting MSP.....why?
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

Re: Icelanders visting MSP.....why?

Mall of America. When Icelandair started the MSP route in the late 90s they marketed Minneapolis heavily as a shopping destination, especially because of the Mall of America. I don't see it in ads as much these days but I guess the reputation lives on. There is quite a bit of demand out of Iceland f...

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by hvusslax
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will FI fly to DUS or SXF after bankruptcy of AB
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: Will FI fly to DUS or SXF after bankruptcy of AB

Well that was quick, Icelandair announcing today that they are starting a year-round route into TXL from 3 November this year. Tickets go on sale on 24 August. 3x weekly to start with.

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by hvusslax
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will FI fly to DUS or SXF after bankruptcy of AB
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: Will FI fly to DUS or SXF after bankruptcy of AB

Berlin is the most notable European city within practical range from KEF that FI is currently not flying to. If the AB routes to Iceland and to North America are dropped than it's a pretty clear opportunity for FI to step in.

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by hvusslax
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reykjavik (KEF) 2017 statistics
Replies: 30
Views: 5341

Re: Reykjavik (KEF) 2017 statistics

September through December of 2016 all had 40%+ growth and so did Januar through April of this year. It's like there was some breakthrough in wintertime tourism.

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by hvusslax
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TACV to be managed by Loftleidir Icelandic
Replies: 11
Views: 1671

Re: TACV to be managed by Loftleidir Icelandic

jeffrey0032j wrote:
Is this Icelandair's Norwegian moment?


I don't know whether that's supposed to be a good or a bad thing.

For now it just seems to be a million Euro consulting deal.

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by hvusslax
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 143275

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

KEF July stats are being released unusually early, probably because a significant milestone has been reached. July '17 had 1,099,963 passengers. 22.21% increase from July '16. This is the first time in KEF history that more than one million passengers have gone through in a single month. Jan-Jul '17...

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by hvusslax
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 14160

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

I am amazed by the power that a name can have. If some nobody came up with the concept for "Hyperloop", that person would just be ignored at best and ridiculed by most people who bothered to actually study the concept. But since it was Elon Musk who came up with the idea and gave it a cat...

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by hvusslax
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW pulls out of Cork
Replies: 6
Views: 2117

Re: WOW pulls out of Cork

Hardly surprising...more here. http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/wow-air-axes-cork-to-iceland-flights-after-just-five-months-455975.html WOW air has not issued any financial reports this year. As a private company they do not have to, but the silence is deafening as they have been happy enough t...

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by hvusslax
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 93
Views: 14160

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

I am amazed by the power that a name can have. If some nobody came up with the concept for "Hyperloop", that person would just be ignored at best and ridiculed by most people who bothered to actually study the concept. But since it was Elon Musk who came up with the idea and gave it a catc...

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by hvusslax
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for KEF?
Replies: 40
Views: 4413

Re: What is next for KEF?

Iceland is really booming these days, but the thing that hits me is that there's almost no spreading among airports. Every airline flying to Iceland flies to Keflavik. Of course that's the biggest airport, but this way it's getting full rather quickly. I'm surprised no airline has chosen to fly to ...

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by hvusslax
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for KEF?
Replies: 40
Views: 4413

Re: What is next for KEF?

Sure, but how much of that is transit traffic and how much is O&D traffic? I assume that virtually all transit traffic is on FI and WOW, the rest is virtually 100% to and from Iceland. If those numbers are also valid for O&D traffic, then it clearly is a bubble. There is no population growt...

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by hvusslax
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for KEF?
Replies: 40
Views: 4413

Re: What is next for KEF?

Have they started a terminal expansion or new building? It was crowded enough 5 years ago and totally bursting at the seams last time I was there about 18 months ago. There has been a significant expansion of the south building. Bigger border hall with more border control booths and automated borde...

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by hvusslax
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for KEF?
Replies: 40
Views: 4413

Re: What is next for KEF?

The one-million dollar question, though: is it a bubble? Passenger traffic in May "only" grew by 22.3%, compared to +70.0% :O in January or +61.7% in April. In any case January-May had 2.842.341 passengers, which is more than the full 2012 (2.764.026). https://www.kefairport.is/English/Ab...

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by hvusslax
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA CityFlyer Announces New Routes From LCY & MAN
Replies: 14
Views: 3136

Re: BA CityFlyer Announces New Routes From LCY & MAN

So KEF will now have service to five London airports.

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by hvusslax
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY7088 (LAX-ARN) diverted to KEF after engine failure
Replies: 8
Views: 3693

Re: DY7088 (LAX-ARN) diverted to KEF after engine failure

Another Dreamliner (G-CJUL) now landing in KEF from OSL. Presumably to pick up the stranded passengers.

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by hvusslax
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY7088 (LAX-ARN) diverted to KEF after engine failure
Replies: 8
Views: 3693

DY7088 (LAX-ARN) diverted to KEF after engine failure

The Boeing 787 (LN-LNH) with approx 300 passengers on board landed safely with one engine around 9:30 UTC.

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by hvusslax
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plane spotting at KEF?
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

Re: Plane spotting at KEF?

The hotel is the only good landside spotting point I can think of, if you are allowed up there. KEF is mostly on a plateau that's higher than surrounding terrain so you don't get a good view from the fence.

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by hvusslax
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.
Replies: 26
Views: 3597

Re: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.

KEF isn't a major airport but it is an interesting case of an airport that is exclusively international by design in a country that does have some domestic flying. KEF now has a "domestic" route to AEY but it is only meant for connections to international flights. You can not book only the...

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by hvusslax
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights
Replies: 79
Views: 13297

Re: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights

This all sounds very expensive. For most airports it is going be impractical to apply these measures only to US-bound flights and passengers so it's a choice between not having flights to the US at all or ramping up the security theater for everyone. If every airport with flights to the US needs to ...

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by hvusslax
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 143275

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

WOW Air had an ad in Icelandic newspapers today for the positions of 115 pilots and 70 captains. These numbers are actually a clear shot at Icelandair which had just announced that they were laying off 115 pilots and demoting 70 captains before the winter. This is actually not unusual for Icelandair...

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by hvusslax
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways
Replies: 52
Views: 9676

Re: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways

I was interested in the top foreign gateways for US-bound passengers, mostly because I wanted to see where KEF stands compared to other airports in Europe. Here are the top 30 in Europe: London, United Kingdom: London Heathrow 7.190.887 Frankfurt, Germany: Frankfurt Main 3.347.965 Paris, France: Par...

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by hvusslax
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Genoa lifts the 100ml limit on liquids...only for pesto though
Replies: 22
Views: 2916

Re: Genoa lifts the 100ml limit on liquids...only for pesto though

I didn't know that individual airports could decide not to follow EU-wide security rules.

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by hvusslax
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The shame that is KEF
Replies: 19
Views: 3994

Re: The shame that is KEF

I booked late to return from Paris to New York yesterday and took the option to fly Icelandair via KEF. For the money I really liked the airline, extremely friendly. I was also looking forward to stopping in a new country that sounds exciting. However KEF is simply shameful. Not even enough toilet ...

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by hvusslax
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KEF busiest day ever?
Replies: 11
Views: 2637

Re: KEF busiest day ever?

Why was this thread moved from civil aviation where airport passenger figures and milestones are discussed regularly to this graveyard where it does not seem to belong?

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by hvusslax
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 6344

Re: YWG Discussion

I can see FI serving Winnipeg at some point but if they do it will be almost entirely to connect an underserved market with an one-stop routing to Europe. The Icelandic diaspora in Canada is very small and has pretty much no connection with the old motherland so it's a negligible factor for the route.

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by hvusslax
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 143275

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

There was a long interview with WOW air CEO and sole owner Skúli Mogensen yesterday in the Icelandic newspaper Fréttablaðið: http://www.visir.is/g/2017170609317/wow-air-flygur-til-asiu-a-naesta-ari-til-ad-maeta-aukinni-samkeppni-yfir-hafid- Some points from the interview: * WOW Air will start expand...

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