Optimism is increasing in the Iceland tourism market, with holidaymakers drawn by the stunning scenery, quirky capital, Reykjavik, and a strong cultural scene. At the heart of it all is Icelandair, which has been vital to the local tourism sector. Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Sylvía Ólafsdóttir, chief customer officer with the flag-carrier, to find out about the coming year
Icelandair has entered into agreements with BOC Aviation, regarding long-term operating leases of two new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in autumn 2023.
A Boeing 737 Max 8 named Jökulsárlón will be the first of the fleet to be painted in the new livery, with plans to have a total of five aircraft with the new livery in operation by the end of this month.
Icelandair has announced a further expansion of its codeshare with JetBlue. The current JetBlue codes on Icelandair offer customers direct flights between New York, Newark and Boston and Iceland.
Icelandair has announced the addition of three exciting new destinations to its European network this summer: Rome, Alicante and Nice.
Icelandair has announced a new seasonal service from its hub in Reykjavik, Iceland to its newest North American gateway: Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
The deal will offer customers more ways to book and connect their travel between the two airlines’ networks across Europe and North America.
All sales and marketing efforts will be joined under the Icelandair brand from March 16th, with the full range of products and services accessible in one place.
Icelandair and easyJet have entered into a partnership agreement with Icelandair joining Worldwide by easyJet, a flights connections platform.
Indigo Partners has walked away from a potential investment in Wow Air. The decision sees Wow Air turn its attention once again to a potential tie-up with Icelandair.