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:
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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. ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Some more photos from Icelands' departure this morning:
http://m.fotbolti.net/news/09-06-2018/m ... -russlands
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-...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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]...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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’...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
...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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
AirbusOnly wrote:WOW was the first Icelandic airline on this route - and now FI try to copy their success....
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.
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.
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...Jump to post