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Icelandair is coming to Edmonton, Vancouver and Geneva in 2014

Icelandair (Keflavik) has announced a major expansion for 2014 and is adding three new destinations, namely Edmonton and Vancouver in Canada and Geneva in Switzerland. The airline is also adding three additional Boeing 757s. The flag carrier issued this statement:

The Icelandair schedule for 2014 is the biggest in the company‘s history, increasing by 18% from this year. Three new destinations will be added and frequency increased to several cities in North-America and Europe. Number of passengers is estimated at over 2.6 million in 2014, compared to just under 2.3 million this year. In 2014, three Boeing 757 aircraft will be added to the fleet, enlarging it from 18 to 21 aircraft.

Icelandair has seen strong organic growth in the past few years and the 2014 schedule is double in size compared to the one in 2009. Departures from Iceland have grown from 4.500 in 2009 up to 9000 next year, and passenger numbers in 2009 were 1.3 million or half of next year’s estimate.

Besides opening up routes to Edmonton, Vancouver and Geneva, Icelandair will add frequency to most of its current destinations. 21 weekly flights will be added on European routes and 14 weekly flights to North America or 35 flights in total, from 220 weekly departures from Iceland this year to 254 departures next summer.

Flights to Edmonton, capital of Alberta, will start on March 26, 2014 and continue until January 2015, four times a week. The Edmonton economy is strong with the 1.2 million inhabitants.

The Vancouver twice-weekly flights start on May 13, 2014 and continue until October 12, 2014. Vancouver, western Canada‘s largest city with a population of 2.3 million.

The Geneva service starts on May 24, 2014 and continues twice-weekly until September 23, 2014. Geneva is an historic city and center for many international organizations with a multinational population of 1,1 million situated close to the French border.

Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl/AirlinersGallery.com. Formerly operated by American Airlines as N637AM, Boeing 757-223 TF-ISF (msn 24595) joined the Icelandair fleet on January 9, 2013. TF-ISF is seen departing from Zurich today (September 3).

Icelandair: AG Slide Show

Icelandair reports a second quarter net profit of $14.3 million, considers acquiring additional aircraft types

Icelandair Group (Icelandair) (Keflavik) reported a second quarter net profit of $14.3 million.

In addition, in its report, the group stated it is looking at its fleet options with a long-term fleet strategy. Here is the official statement:


  • |  Work in progress on a long-term strategy for Icelandair Group’s fleet
  • |  The work done in close co-operation with the manufacturers Boeing and Airbus
  • |  Other aircraft manufacturer are also being monitored
  • |  A decision on the future fleet will be made in near future
  • |  Options being evaluated:

Option 1: Single fleet of Boeing 757 aircraft until 2022

Option 2: Mixed fleet of Boeing 757 and smaller aircraft

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Besides utilizing its Boeing 757 fleet for scheduled passenger and charter operations, the flag carrier also operates the Boeing 757 as a freighter. Icelandair Cargo Boeing 757-23A PCF TF-FIG (msn 24456) climbs away from Southend with its additional “Absolutely Fresh” titles and logo for its fish-hauling operations.