Tag Archives: Iceland Express

Iceland Express to fly to east Iceland this summer

Iceland Express (Keflavik) will operate from Copenhagen to Egilsstaðir in eastern Iceland for three weeks in August.

With the demise of Astraeus Airlines on November 21, 2011, Astraeus, Iceland Express began wet leasing two Airbus A320s from CSA Holidays, a Czech Airlines subsidiary.

Copyright Photo: Nik French.

Iceland Express to drop service to eight destinations

Iceland Express (Reykjavik) will not be operating next summer to the following markets from Keflavik according to Airline Route: Aalborg, Edinburgh, Friedrichshafen, Newark, Oslo, Stockholm (Arlanda), Winnipeg and Zurich.

This means the flights to the USA and Canada will be terminated.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Holidays-Czech Airlines is operating its two Airbus A320s for Iceland Express after the demise of Astraeus Airlines. Please click on the photo for additional information.

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Iceland Express drops the New York route

Iceland Express (Reykjavik) has dropped the Keflavik-New York route. With the demise of Astraeus Airlines on November 21, Holidays-Czech Airlines started operating its two Airbus A320s for Iceland Express on the following day. The A320s would need to make a fuel stop going to New York.

Meanwhile Iceland Express is moving ahead to acquire its own AOC and will operate its own aircraft by April 1, 2012 according to a report by Iceland Review.

Iceland is becoming a demand destination and new flights are being added. Norwegian Air Shuttle is planning an Oslo-Keflavik route (three times a week) starting in June 2012 according to Iceland Review.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. The two Holidays aircraft do not display any “Iceland Express” markings or logo.

 

Holidays Slide Show: CLICK HERE

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Iceland Express is forced to switch to Holidays

Iceland Express (Reykjavik) has switched to Holidays (CSA (Holidays) and their Airbus A320s to maintain its schedules due to the demise of Astraeus.

Iceland Express Slide Show: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Nik French. Please click on the photo for additional information.

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Iceland Volcano – Part 2

Icelandair (Keflavik) Iceland Express (Keflavik) along with other airlines serving Iceland were disrupted today due to the latest volcano eruption on the island. This time the Grimsvotn volcano erupted closing Keflavik International Airport (KEF), which serves Reykjavik, the capital. KEF will be closed until at least some time tomorrow.

The volcano erupted yesterday at 1925 UTC. The eruption began a with 12 km/7.5 miles-high plumes accompanied by multiple earthquakes. The ash cloud from the eruption rose to 20km/12 miles, and is so far 10 times larger than the 2004 eruption, and the strongest in Grímsvötn for 100 years.

This eruption follows the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano last year which disrupted travel in Europe.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Please click on the photo for additional information.

Iceland Express to fly to Boston and Chicago this summer

Iceland Express (Keflavik) is adding new service to Boston (four times a week) and Chicago (O’Hare) (weekly) from June 1 through August 31. The aircraft type is unspecified.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. Please click on photo for additional details.

Iceland Express to add Boston and Chicago in 2011

Iceland Express (Keflavik) is planning to add Boston and Chicago (O’Hare) for the summer season 2011.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Astraeus’ Boeing 757-2Q8 G-STRX (msn 25621) departs Southend after maintenance.