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by SRQKEF
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 83
Views: 9613

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

Many KEF-SVO flights today, both on FI and WW metal, including an appearance by newly delivered 753 TF-ISX in the new special livery for 100 years of Icelandic sovereignity:



I’d imagine many flights KEF-VOG and KEF-ROV for the other two games too.

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by SRQKEF
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13527

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

It has nothing to do with the World Cup. It is commemorating Iceland's one hundred years of sovereignty. The colors are the Icelandic flag. You are right. Did not notice the 100 yrs logo ther on the first pics. Still doesn’t look too good. Too much blue I agree with you. And for me, the blue is too...

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by SRQKEF
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13527

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

Regarding the yellow engines, maybe it's to keep commonality with the rest of the fleet in case a spare engine is needed?

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by SRQKEF
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13527

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

All of FI's 757s are fully owned by them so the costs of making them sit at outstations is little to none. And yet we always read on this website that aircraft only make money when they are in the air. Isn't a lot of potential revenue lost by keeping these 757's on the ground for so long? They woul...

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by SRQKEF
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6391

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

The Nordic Europe has become popular among the Asian visitors, that's what encouraged Finnair to open KEF with their own metal. You would think it's the same with KLM, they are big in China especially. Do they code share with FI? KLM is not code sharing with Icelandair, whereas SAS and Finnair do. ...

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by SRQKEF
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 3961

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

Icelandair currently also owns Icelandair Hotels, although the chain is now up for sale.

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by SRQKEF
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6391

Re: Why KLM don‘t fly to KEF ?

I think the transit passengers are the main answer. KLM has no agreements with either FI or WW. A KLM flight AMS - KEF - AMS would have to depend on O&D only. Not really, AMS is a large hub. They would get passengers connecting into AMS from other points thx to the hub. Iceland is an up and com...

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by SRQKEF
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6391

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

They have flown there in the past, but pulled out for whatever reason. Maybe the competition was too strong. At a certain moment there has even been a rumour about Wizzair starting Eindhoven - Keflavik. That turned out to be not true, but the rumour must have come from somewhere. Guess they did inv...

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by SRQKEF
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6391

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

I've often wondered this myself, especially given their strong presence in our neighboring countries Norway, Sweden and, to a lesser extent, Denmark. While FI's and WW's core definitely is made up of transit pax, a lot of people fly to/from KEF itself too (the split is around 70/30 IIRC). BA, LH and...

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by SRQKEF
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Shuttle issues new shares
Replies: 9
Views: 1463

Re: NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE ISSUE NEW SHARES

enilria wrote:
I feel like you screamed (all caps) the headline there...


Haha, my thoughts exactly!

Interesting information nonetheless.

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by SRQKEF
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Us Airline Load Factors
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Non-Us Airline Load Factors

What do you mean by that? Are you asking if any non-US airlines are intentionally leaving empty seats on their flights??? If that's the question, than the answer is quite obviously no. Almost all airlines are in the business to make a profit and the more seats you fill, the more likely you are to be...

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by SRQKEF
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13527

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

I could have sworn they had more than 2 753s historically? They've been operating only one this whole time? They had 3 on order but took a deal with Boeing to convert the other two to 738s because Boeing wanted to close the 757 line. They then took 15-20 738s into their leasing arm IceLease and lea...

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by SRQKEF
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13527

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

Blerg wrote:
Also, isn't the tail a different shade of blue? I think it's usually a darker blue, navy blue, no?


Yes, the MAX also has this same lighter shade. Personally, I like the older one better.

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by SRQKEF
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13527

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

One time World Cup 2018 livery. Doesn’t look to good really. It’s very retro. Like something you’d see from the 1970s. What routes does FI fly the 757-300s on? Their B753s will operate to YYZ, BOS, JFK, ORD, MSP, AMS, FRA, MUC, ZRH, ARN, OSL. High demand and no long stop. Correct, also the afternoo...

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by SRQKEF
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13527

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

They started with a second bank, but went back to one bank again this year, while adding destinations. Interesting. The second bank was with European or north American flights? I guess it could only work if they do some major network reshuffling starting with getting rid of those 12 hour layovers i...

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by SRQKEF
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 77
Views: 1603

Re: First Flight and Airline?

May 1998, FI643 KEF-BWI onboard 752 TF-FIN.

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by SRQKEF
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13527

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

I’m surprised DL or UA didn’t snap up the 753s from Arkia. DL has been long known to buy used aircraft and UA has put an emphasis on this strategy in recent years with the 320 series and 767. The 753 is a great hub-hub and hub-leisure market people mover. Does anyone know if either airline even loo...

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by SRQKEF
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13527

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

Have flown that particular 757 many many time while with Arkia on the busy domestic TLV-ETH runs, would go AOG more often than not! Yes, that's why FI had it for 4 more months than scheduled in maintenance. Almost everything had to be replaced, it really wasn't it good shape. From what I've heard, ...

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by SRQKEF
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir getting serious about starting flights to the US
Replies: 16
Views: 2824

Re: RwandAir getting serious about starting flights to the US

For a country like Rwanda, an airline isn't usually run as a strict profit-making business, at least in the short term. It is the key to accessibility for a place that is quite remote from the world's economic centres. Rwanda is already a growing tourist destination, and they're likely hoping that ...

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by SRQKEF
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 83
Views: 9613

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

The Icelandic team is departing in an hour direct from KEF to Gelendzhik (GDZ, their base in Russia) aboard an Icelandair 757. Flight number is FI1486. Live stream here of when they arrived at the terminal, it should resume once they board later on: http://fotbolti.net/news/09-06-2018/b-i-beinni-b-...

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by SRQKEF
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 83
Views: 9613

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

Any other teams traveling the next days or already there, in Russia? The Icelandic team is departing in an hour direct from KEF to Gelendzhik (GDZ, their base in Russia) aboard an Icelandair 757. Flight number is FI1486. Live stream here of when they arrived at the terminal, it should resume once t...

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by SRQKEF
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 9916

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

I think that this might open a door for either FI or WW, even if only 2-4x weekly. FI already serves most major Canadian gateways (YHZ, YYZ, YUL, YEG and YVR) apart from YYC.

regards!
Sveinn

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by SRQKEF
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada launches seasonal routes YYZ-KEF, YYZ-SNN, YUL-KEF, YUL-DUB
Replies: 27
Views: 3693

Re: Air Canada launches seasonal routes YYZ-KEF, YYZ-SNN, YUL-KEF, YUL-DUB

YYZ/YUL-KEF also had 3 airlines last year, AC just used Rouge A319s. They've only added frequency and changed into a mainline 7M8 this year, not a new service per se.

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by SRQKEF
Sat May 26, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 54
Views: 5514

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

e38 Icelandair has a very particular menu. I believe they bring in their catering with them on the inbound flights out of KEF. Do you think so? Doesn’t the aircraft layover with the crew?? or is that just US west coast?[/quote] MCI is done with a layover. The layover is on flights, where going dire...

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by SRQKEF
Sat May 26, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 54
Views: 5514

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

Just because the crew has a layover, doesn't mean the plane does. Although I am interested in the big scheme of things, how the FI crews look at a layover like MCI. Is it desired or lower on the list? I know crews from some countries love to go shopping in the USA... As FI has 20+ N-American destin...

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by SRQKEF
Sat May 26, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 54
Views: 5514

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

Cessna 172 with a STRONG tail wind? Including bags! There are a total of 284 members of the LDS church in Iceland. Hardly worth using as a convincing point to lure SLC-KEF flights. https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/facts-and-statistics/country/iceland Not sure why you’re quoting me...me and dochawk2 w...

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by SRQKEF
Fri May 25, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 54
Views: 5514

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

dochawk2 wrote:
SRQKEF wrote:
hvusslax wrote:

I don't know if AirbusOnly was being serious but the entire Mormon population in Iceland could probably fit comfortably on a single flight.


Yep, probably even if the flight was a Dash 8...


Cessna 172 with a STRONG tail wind?


Including bags!

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by SRQKEF
Fri May 25, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 54
Views: 5514

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

a lot of mormon community which is also situated in Iceland. now these are the kind of nuggets I need more of from a.net ! Had no idea Mormons had any prominence in Iceland. Of course, if your entire population numbers 335,000, the number of a minority group can't exactly be so large. Still- it'd f...

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by SRQKEF
Wed May 23, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Website Shows Icelandair B737ng
Replies: 8
Views: 1540

Re: Boeing's Website Shows Icelandair B737ng

Those 737s were actually leased out under the company IceLease, which back then was a 100% owned by Icelandair Group. They were eventually sold to other leasing companies. IceLease is still around but Icelandair Group now only owns 25% of it. However, Icelandair Group still has a seperate leasing a...

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by SRQKEF
Wed May 23, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Website Shows Icelandair B737ng
Replies: 8
Views: 1540

Re: Boeing's Website Shows Icelandair B737ng

Those 737s were actually leased out under the company IceLease, which back then was a 100% owned by Icelandair Group. They were eventually sold to other leasing companies. IceLease is still around but Icelandair Group now only owns 25% of it. However, Icelandair Group still has a seperate leasing ar...

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by SRQKEF
Fri May 18, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: New airline. Any ideas for it?
Replies: 21
Views: 1537

Re: New airline. Any ideas for it?

I really hope you’re not actually trying to start an airline based off advice on a free forum...

If you are, you need huge financial backing and a bulletproof business plan to have any chance of starting domestic flights on small aircraft, let alone international or even long haul on a large scale.

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by SRQKEF
Wed May 16, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15605

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Icelandair still has one 787-8 on order. The 767 were bought after they sold their other 787 slots to Norwegian. If Icelandair wants to add some destination in Asia, it is possible to buy used frames. Icelandair owns most of its frames, whereas WOW leases all its frames. Icelandair is pondering Asi...

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by SRQKEF
Wed May 16, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15605

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

That 787 is not going to FI. Period. I'm not sure where it's going, but I do know from sources within senior management it will be moved on to another airline as soon as Boeing finds a new buyer. It's just listed as going to FI until that buyer is found. However, from what I've heard FI is looking ...

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by SRQKEF
Wed May 16, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 209
Views: 10596

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

FLOWN: January Icelandair FI 450 KEF - LHR B767-319ER (W) [TF-ISP] Finnair AY 1332 LHR - HEL A350-941 [OH-LWH] Finnair AY 949 HEL - CPH A320-214 [OH-LXK] Icelandair FI 213 CPH - KEF B757-223 (W) [TF-ISF] March WOW air WW 404 KEF - CDG A330-343 [TF-LUV] Air France AF 1342 CDG - GVA A319-111 [F-GRHO]...

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by SRQKEF
Wed May 16, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15605

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Icelandair has 4 767-300ER, but they use them rather on their current routes. Yes, sry I should have been more clear- Icelandair doesn't have any more room for expansion but wow does because they have widebodies on order, unlike FI who canceled them. Icelandair still has one 787-8 on order. The 767...

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by SRQKEF
Wed May 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15605

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Why WOW and not IcelandAir? Is IcelandAir fizzling out?? Icelandair has been showing impressive growth as well although they get much less media attention than those flashy purple planes. As a publicly traded company, Icelandair is also a lot more transparent with their financials than WOW and they...

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by SRQKEF
Sun May 13, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2881

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

Does KEF see any cargo freighters? Yes, Icelandair Cargo has 2 757Fs in their fleet. Those operate a daily run to EMA/LGG and also a few weekly flights to JFK. Bluebird Cargo also has a daily 734 to DUB. Apart from that, nothing scheduled. However, quite a lot of cargo aircraft fuel stop here durin...

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by SRQKEF
Sun May 13, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2881

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

No. FI has changed their summer schedule. Evening flights to FRA, OSL, HEL, ARN are not in their schedule. FRA was always very critical due to curfew in FRA. Instead flights to OSL, CPH, HEL (for example), are in the morning as wing-to-wing. FI216 to CPH and FI454 to LHR are daily. FI216 was not da...

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by SRQKEF
Fri May 11, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2881

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

SEA, YYZ, ARN, HEL among others have 2x daily flights almost wing-by-wing while some even have 3x daily wing-by-wing (CPH, AMS, BOS and sometimes JFK IIRC). What days will BOS see 3x daily flights from FI? I've searched and haven't found any days with 3 flights. Going by my experience I think they’...

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by SRQKEF
Fri May 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2881

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

Would much of that O&D traffic actually be de facto connecting traffic, comprised of pax from points outside of Iceland continuing on to their final destination after a stopover? ...assuming FI still promote stopovers in Iceland? Not necessarily much of it, but certainly some portion! Those des...

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by SRQKEF
Thu May 10, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2881

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

Interesting. How does this all look at KEF, over capacity with connections at times and quiet as a mouse other times? On the busiest days I'm sure KEF will be like a total zoo from 5am-8am and 2pm-5pm! However, WW seems to be going in the opposite direction and is staggering their flights between w...

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by SRQKEF
Thu May 10, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2881

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

...There are a few European flights outside of that "mega bank" but those are O&D only. Would much of that O&D traffic actually be de facto connecting traffic, comprised of pax from points outside of Iceland continuing on to their final destination after a stopover? ...assuming FI...

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by SRQKEF
Thu May 10, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2881

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

Yes, instead of the 2 seperate connection banks that FI have operated every summer since 2006, this summer FI is consolidating it into one big bank instead. Some destinations that previously had one flight in the smaller bank and one in the traditional one like SEA, YYZ, ARN, HEL among others have ...

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by SRQKEF
Thu May 10, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2881

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

Yes, instead of the 2 seperate connection banks that FI have operated every summer since 2006, this summer FI is consolidating it into one big bank instead. Some destinations that previously had one flight in the smaller bank and one in the traditional one like SEA, YYZ, ARN, HEL among others have 2...

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by SRQKEF
Tue May 08, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Re: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf

AirbusOnly wrote:
WOW was the first Icelandic airline on this route - and now FI try to copy their success.... ;-)


I'm pretty sure this has much more to do with AB's demise than WOW's presence on the route... Also, WW's whole business model is basically a ULCC version copying FI's strategy. ;)

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by SRQKEF
Tue May 08, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Re: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf

devron wrote:
Should be a success now that Air Berlin is gone. Create oppertunty to catch O&D and transatlantic. Doesn't Germania fly to KEF from DUS? Couldn't find anything but I thought so.


Nope, Germania only operates BRE, DRS and NUE in the summer. However, WOW flies to DUS but it's only seasonal.

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by SRQKEF
Tue May 08, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Re: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf

Long overdue, especially with the demise of AB. Nice to see the 7M8 opening these markets up for FI.

This is the 5th German destination for FI along with FRA, MUC, HAM and TXL. Rounding it up nicely, not sure if any more German cities are in the running for service in the short term.

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by SRQKEF
Mon May 07, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tight Connection at KEF
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: Tight Connection at KEF

If the s**t hits the fan FI usually rebooks you all the way from MSP to GVA on another airline (US3 via an American hub or DL/AF/KL via AMS/CDG). I witnessed it myself when flying home from MSP last year, we had a 3 hour delay so all connecting pax except for those going to LHR (our plane was conti...

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by SRQKEF
Mon May 07, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tight Connection at KEF
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: Tight Connection at KEF

Oh and one more thing, if you’re flying for leisure and have enough free time you could always look into the free stopover option in Iceland that FI offers for up to 7 days. :)

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