23 MARCH 2015
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Reykjavik-based Icelandair will replace two leased aircraft in its all Boeing fleet with the addition of two Boeing 767-300 aircraft in spring 2016.
This year the airline will operate 23 Boeing 757-200 that take 183 passengers and one 757-300 that takes 220 passengers. The company owns 22 of those aircraft and leases two that will be redelivered this autumn.
The introduction of the 260-seat aircraft will support consistently high load factors on the busy Heathrow – Reykjavik service. These twice daily flights feed Icelandair’s 14 USA and Canadian connections, and offer some of the shortest flight paths between Europe and the North Americas.
Bjorgolfur Johannsson, President and CEO of Icelandair Group commented: “Operating one type of aircraft has been very economical for Icelandair but when the route network and the fleet reaches a certain size it becomes more feasible to have a broader range of aircraft. The Boeing 767 aircraft can service markets that the current fleet cannot.”
Part of the Star Alliance group Icelandair’s Heathrow operations will move to Heathrow’s new Terminal 2 on 25 March. www.icelandair.co.uk
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