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Icelandair – Cheap Flights

Icelandair is the flagship airline of Iceland. The original company, Flugfelag Akureyrar, was founded in 1937.  At one point it was called Flugfelag Islands, which is the origin of its FI IATA code.  In 1979 its main competitor, Loftleioir, was in financial difficulties due to the energy crisis. Flugfelag bought out its competition and the new company became Icelandair.

Iceland, with its location in the North Atlantic, has a special position for many flights crossing that ocean. Iceland is also home to many volcanoes, of interest to tourists but which, when they erupt can cause havoc for air travel. Icelandair has worked in the past to divert routes when necessary, and has made the volcanoes a feature and not a bug, giving the aircraft in Icelandair’s fleet the names of Iceland’s volcanoes.

Icelandair codeshares with Aeroflot, Air Iceland Connect, Alaska Airlines, Finnair, JetBlue, Scandinavian Airlines and TACV.  Some flights are seasonal, as Iceland is a popular destination in the summer.  Icelandair is on time for about 70% of its flights

Icelandair’s US destinations

  • Boston, MA: Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • Chicago, IL: O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Denver, CO: Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • Minneapolis, MN: Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
  • New York, NY: John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • Newark, NJ: Newark Liberty International Airport (NEW)
  • Orlando, FL: Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Portland, OR: Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • Seattle, WA: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • Tampa, FL: Tampa International Airport (TPA)
  • Washington, D.C.: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Seasonal, some for the first time:

  • Anchorage, AK: Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
  • Baltimore, MD: Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
  • Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
  • Dallas Fort Worth: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Kansas City, MO: Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
  • San Francisco, CA: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

 

Icelandair Domestic (Iceland) Destinations

  • Akuyeri: Akuyeri Airport
  • Reykjavik: Keflavik International Airport

 

Icelandair International Destinations

  • Belgium: Brussels
  • Canada: Toronto, Vancouver. Seasonal: Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal
  • Denmark: Copenhagen. Seasonal: Billund
  • Finland: Helsinki
  • France: Paris
  • Germany: Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich. Seasonal: Hamburg
  • Italy (seasonal only): Milan
  • Netherlands: Amsterdam
  • Norway: Oslo. Seasonal:
  • Spain (seasonal only): Gran Canaria, Madrid, Tenerife
  • Sweden: Stockholm. Seasonal:
  • Switzerland (seasonal only). Geneva, Zurich
  • United Kingdom: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Glasgow, London (both Gatwick and Heathrow)

Icelandair Hub

  • Keflavik International Airport (KEF). Situated about 2 miles west of Keflavik, 31 miles southwest of Reykjavik, and 171 feet above sea level, this airport is also called the Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport.  The Keflavik International Airport is Iceland’s largest airport and is used for most international airport.  It has a single terminal, named for Leif Ericson, believed to be the first European to have voyaged to North America.

Icelandair Fleet

  • Boeing 757-200: 27 in service, each seats either 183 or 184 passengers
  • Boeing 757-300: 1 in service, it seats 222 passengers
  • Boeing 767-300ER: 4 in service, each seats 262 passengers
  • Additional Boeing aircraft are on order, including 9 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, 7 Boeing 737 MAX 9s, and 1 Boeing 787-8

Icelandair Baggage Allowance

Icelandair has a generous baggage policy for all of is flights, as passengers are allowed to check two bags of up to 50 pounds each free of charge for transatlantic flights, and a carry-on bag of up to 22 pounds is allowed as well.

Icelandair In Flight Entertainment

While in flight, there is Wi-fi available for purchase, all non-alcoholic beverages are free and there is an in-seat entertainment system that allows individual passengers t control how they are entertained with video and audio options. Also, if you need to charge your smartphone or mobile device , there are USB ports available. The company also boasts of strong on-time arrivals and easy connections between flights - even if you are connecting to a different airline that is a partner of Icelandair.

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