normie999
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Iceland Express New Routes

Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:11 am

Iceland Express has announced plans for three new summer services from KEF, to Edinburgh, Prague and Vilnius. Edinburgh is a reinstatement - the others are new. Reported here in English, here in Icelandic.

The airline had seemed on its last legs, but perhaps it's getting its act together after all - assuming these route choices are good ones.
 
ScottishDavie
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RE: Iceland Express New Routes

Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:48 am

Hmm .......

Does anyone know what 5W are planning to use for aircraft? Last I heard they were operating a couple of Czech A320s and not a lot else.

They're going to have to work pretty hard to overcome their previous reputation, acquired while Astreaus were operating for them:
http://www.icelandreview.com/iceland...t_Keflav%C3%ADk_0_379266.news.aspx

Any additional flights from EDI (my local airport) are welcome but 5W will be competing with FI's GLA-KEF route when that resumes in the spring and one does have to wonder if the traffic is there to make both operations viable. 5W presumably think so and I wish them luck. However on a personal level I think I'll give 5W a chance to prove themselves before I fly with them
 
kurbitur
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RE: Iceland Express New Routes

Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:26 am

I just flew Iceland Express some days or week ago in the new A320. I found them more cleaner and sparkly then FI 757.

Liked the cool 3D animated graphic in the screen showing the location

Would guess they might add more of those A320 maybe
 
by738
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RE: Iceland Express New Routes

Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:46 am

Quoting ScottishDavie (Reply 1):
FI's GLA-KEF route when that resumes in the spring

This route operates year round. The Iceland Express from EDI is once weekly for 3 months Jul-Sep.
 
LGWGate49
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RE: Iceland Express New Routes

Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:25 pm

Well I wouldn't say new route announcements are any guide to the stability of an airline.

Spanair announced BCN-MOW and BCN-BEY the day before they filed for bankruptcy.
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ScottishDavie
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RE: Iceland Express New Routes

Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:38 pm

Quoting BY738 (Reply 3):
Quoting ScottishDavie (Reply 1):
FI's GLA-KEF route when that resumes in the spring

This route operates year round. The Iceland Express from EDI is once weekly for 3 months Jul-Sep.

Thanks for the correction. GLA-KEF hasn't always been year round - I know because I tried to book a flight about three years ago only to discover that they'd stopped for the winter
 
eaa3
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RE: Iceland Express New Routes

Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:59 pm

Iceland Express has no debt and very few obligations (and assets) given that it doesn't own any aircraft. It's quite difficult for Iceland Express to go bankrupt.
 
ScottishLaddie
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RE: Iceland Express New Routes

Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:30 pm

Quoting BY738 (Reply 3):
The Iceland Express from EDI is once weekly for 3 months Jul-Sep.

Twice weekly operating from June to August.
 
arffdude
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RE: Iceland Express New Routes

Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:35 pm

I take it they have no plans to reinstate EWR service?
 
EBGflyer
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RE: Iceland Express New Routes

Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:09 pm

Quoting ARFFdude (Reply 8):
I take it they have no plans to reinstate EWR service?

Apparently their leased in A320 does not have the range to do EWR. I hope they will resume NYC again at some point. It was a good cheap way of going one-way to/from USA.
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