IceAir778 wrote:dcaviation wrote:IceAir778 wrote:
Up to now the 767 has been used mainly on the slot constrained airports for capacity, rather than for longer distance flights.
When you are freeing up a 767 by flying to a new airport very close to an airport where 767 has been operating to (IAD and BWI) then that is something. 767 flew daily to IAD as FI645 in S17.
The summer schedule for IAD is:
FI645 KEF1650 - 1910IAD 75T D
FI643 KEF1705 - 1925BWI 75W x346
FI649 KEF1705 - 1925IAD 75W D
From this IAD is NOT a constrained airport like LHR - there is a lot of slots available.
Whereas "75T" is 757-300 and FI649 is an extra flight operated by 75W, then they are adding more seats as well as the FI649 flight which is, I thing, is instead of FI647.
By adding another destination, BWI, close to the airport, which they already flies to, they are improving their service for their passengers.
Somewhere this aircraft needs to go. So where?
Icelandair was never daily at IAD. It was 4-5 times a week max, on the second evening flight.
Also, Icelandair never served BWI with 767.
Yes indeed! FI flew to IAD on a 767 in S17. FI started service to IAD in 2011 (if I remember correctly) 3-4 times per week soon it started a daily service there on a B75W. Just google it!
FI served BWI for ten years on B752.[/quote]
Icelandair first started BWI in 1984(ish) with DC-8s.
Then probably out in 1988-1992. Pretty much since until around 2008