Category Archives: Icelandair

Icelandair Cargo to add a Boeing 767-300F freighter

Icelandair Cargo has made this announcement:

This beautiful 767 aircraft, joining our fleet in the fall, has arrived in Singapore, where it will go through a cargo conversion this summer.

We look forward to welcoming her to our fleet as TF-ISH in a few months.

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Icelandair reopens its route to Helsinki

Finavia made this announcement:

Icelandair reopened the direct route from Helsinki Airport to Keflavik (Reykjavik) on April 2, 2022.

Icelandair’s direct flights between Helsinki Airport and Reykjavik have been suspended since September 27, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The route will reopen as air travel has started to recover, and Iceland lifted all entry restrictions at the end of February. Icelandair flies from Helsinki Airport to Keflavik International Airport up to seven times a week.

Icelandair destinations in North America are Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis-St Paul, Montreal, New York JFK and EWR, Orlando, Portland, Seattle/Tacoma, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC and, new for 2022, Raleigh-Durham.

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Icelandair to restore flights to Billund

Icelandair Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 TF-ICP (msn 44360) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 956925.

Icelandair will resume the Billund route in early April.

In 2022, the airline is adding a number of new destinations to the schedule, including summertime treats in Europe such as Rome, Nice and Alicante.

In North America, the company is returning to old favorites like Vancouver and Baltimore, and adding Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina to the mix.

The airline is also opening up Greenland for bucket-list explorers, flying to 4 destinations.


Top Copyright Photo: Icelandair Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 TF-ICP (msn 44360) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 956925.

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Aviation Capital Group announces the delivery of one Boeing 737-8 MAX to Icelandair

Aviation Capital Group LLC has announced the delivery of one new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft on long-term lease to Icelandair.

This Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1B engines, is part of a multi-aircraft transaction between ACG and the airline.

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Icelandair introduces its new five multi-colored liveries, TF-ICE is the first

Icelandair made this announcement today:

Icelandair’s new livery

New year, new us!

In 2022 we are updating our airline livery – the way our planes look – with new colors drawn from Icelandic nature, including the beloved northern lights.

This is the first time the whole livery design has been changed since 2006, and is part of a complete refresh of the Icelandair brand. Over the past year or so, we’ve been looking at our brand as a whole and finding new, refreshing ways to bring the spirit of Iceland to the world.

The arrival of our new livery

TF-ICE, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 named Jökulsárlón (after Iceland’s famous glacier lagoon), is the first of Icelandair’s fleet to be painted in the new livery, in mid-January 2022. It arrives at Keflavík international airport on Friday, January 28, flying from Norwich, UK (the site of the aircraft painting facility).

We plan to have a total of 5 MAX aircraft with the new livery by the end of February. The repainting of the rest of our fleet will continue according to the maintenance schedule of each airplane.

With the new livery, Icelandair’s aircraft will have 5 different tail colors (boreal blue, magenta, sky blue, yellow, and green), representing different phenomena in Icelandic nature. Our first new arrival wears a sky-blue tail.


Our brand inspiration

Our livery is like a flying billboard. And since we spend so much time in the sky, we drew inspiration from what we see in front of us, and what we see in our country from above.

Northern lights aurora shine over the Blue Lagoon

Our new colors:

  • The midnight blue is our heritage color and the backdrop to the dancing auroras.
  • The snow white represents our glaciers.
  • The boreal blue is a representation of the northern lights.
  • The magenta signifies the collective creative power of Iceland, with just a hint of sunrise.
  • The crisp blue is the Icelandic summer sky that’s filled with light.
  • The golden yellow is the sun reflecting off waterfalls, glaciers, and even simmering magma.
  • The green represents the life that can be found even after the harshest of events.

By extending our color palette, we have a chance to bring the vibrant Icelandic spirit to the world, and to show the world the diversity of our people: The Icelandic spirit is available to anyone and everyone who wants to share in it.

Northern lights aurora over Reykjavik

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Icelandair and JetBlue further expand their codeshare partnership

Icelandair has announced a further expansion of its codeshare with JetBlue Airways to offer customers more ways to book and connect their travel between the two airline’s networks across Europe and North America.

JetBlue’s current codes on Icelandair offer customers direct flights between New York, Newark and Boston and Iceland. In November 2021, the codeshare was expanded onwards to Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Glasgow and Manchester. Now, the two companies have added the following destinations:

  • Frankfurt
  • Munich
  • Berlin
  • Hamburg
  • Paris
  • London Heathrow
  • London Gatwick
  • Dublin
  • Bergen

This expanded codeshare agreement builds upon JetBlue and Icelandair’s partnership that first began in 2011. Icelandair passengers already benefit from access to JetBlue’s network that spans 100+ destinations in more than two dozen countries. The further strengthening of the partnership will allow JetBlue customers to enjoy additional travel options via Iceland to a number of Icelandair’s destinations in Europe.

Customers traveling on connecting flights between Icelandair and JetBlue will enjoy both combined ticketing and baggage transfers. Additionally, when customers fly Icelandair across the Atlantic, they can stop over in Iceland at no additional cost, selecting a stopover duration of one to seven days to pack more experiences into their travel.

JetBlue and Icelandair customers enjoy benefits across loyalty programs. Since 2017, customers have had the opportunity to accrue loyalty points from both JetBlue’s TrueBlue program and Icelandair’s Saga Club, and soon will have the ability to redeem points on either carriers’ flights.

Icelandair to lease two additional Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Icelandair made this announcement:

Icelandair has entered into agreements with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Ltd (DAE), regarding long-term operating leases of two new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from Boeing in spring 2022.

This transaction will bring the total number of 737 MAX in the Icelandair fleet up to 14 aircraft for next summer.

Icelandair adds new destinations in Europe


Icelandair today announced the addition of three new destinations to its international network for travel this summer: Rome, Alicante and Nice.

 These new routes provide connections between North America and Iceland to three popular tourist destinations during the busiest travel time of the year. Passengers will also be able to take advantage of a multi-day stopover in Iceland, en route, at no additional airfare.

 The World Heritage city of Rome, Italy, will be served twice a week between Reykjavik (KEF) and Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) on Wednesdays and Sundays beginning July 6, 2022 through September 4, 2022 with same day connections to and from North America.

 The Nice flight will give access to the lively South of France region, operating between Reykjavik (KEF) and Nice Airport (NCE) from July 6, 2022 through August 27, 2022, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Flights to Alicante, Spain (ALC) will begin on February 10, 2022, with flights operating up to twice a week during the summer and into the fall season.

In addition, Icelandair has reinstated flights from Montreal and Vancouver, giving Canadians renewed options to both Iceland and Europe.

Top Copyright Photo: Icelandair Boeing 767-319 ER WL TF-ISN (msn 30586) MUC (Gunter Mayer). Image: 955675.

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Icelandair is coming to Raleigh/Durham

Icelandair announced today new seasonal service from its newest North American gateway: Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (RDU) to Keflavik serving Reykjavik, Iceland. The new route will operate four times a week beginning May 12, 2022, on Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays on a 160-seat Boeing 737 MAX 8.

 The new service from RDU provides travelers with easy nonstop connections to more than 25 destinations in Iceland, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Continental Europe and allows passengers to take an Icelandair stopover for seven days at no additional airfare.