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.
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.
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.