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Icelandic airlines

Photo: Sighvatur Óttarr Elefsen

Icelandic jets take over Tenerife

18 Mar 2016 This is not Keflavík as the aircraft might suggest, but Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands.

Skúli Mogensen, CEO of WOW has big plans for Kársnes in Kópavogur.

New WOW air hotel in Kópavogur?

17 Mar 2016 Icelandic airline WOW air has applied to the municipality of Kópavogur to build apartment hotels at Kársnes by the seafront close to the planned WOW headquarters.

An Icelandair Boeing 757.

Direct flights to Chicago again – after 28 years!

17 Mar 2016 The route will be operated all year round, initially with the airline’s Boeing 757 aircraft, then with higher-capacity wide-body Boeing 767 aircraft during the summer.

The troubled jet watched by airport fire services.

Icelandair jet suffers malfunction over Brussels

10 Mar 2016 An Icelandair jet was escorted to its arrival gate at Brussels airport today by a fleet of fire engines – after a landing gear malfunction forced a high-speed landing.

There were more flights to London in February than to the whole of the United States.

One-third of all flights from Iceland to UK

7 Mar 2016 34% of all flights leaving KEF last month were bound for the United Kingdom, with traffic up some 20% as compared to the same month last year.

Passengers boarding the special flight at RKV.

Air Iceland’s maiden Bombardier Q400 flight

2 Mar 2016 Today saw the introduction into service of Air Iceland’s first new Bombardier Q400 aircraft, with a 35-minute flight from Reykjavik to the northern town of Akureyri.

CEO of WOW air, Skúli Mogensen.

Meet the latest member of the WOW family: TF-GAY

29 Feb 2016 The airline already has Airbus aircraft names TF-MOM, TF-DAD, TF-SIS, TF-BRO, TF-SON and TF-KID, and now – upon the suggestion of one of the airline’s pilots – TF-GAY, writes Gay Iceland’s Ingibjörg Rósa.

Photo: Styrmir Kári

2.8 million summer seats to and from Iceland in 2016

22 Feb 2016 The number of seats available this summer season – 27 March-29 October – is a massive 40% on last year.

Skúli Mogensen, CEO of WOW air.

Bumper profits and growth at WOW air

18 Feb 2016 Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air has turned around considerable losses in 2014 to post profits of ISK 1.1 billion (approx. €7.7 million) last year.

Photo: Icelandair

Icelandair brings in departure-to-arrival wifi

16 Feb 2016 Until now, passengers could connect to the on-board wifi once their aircraft had climbed through 10,000 ft. The network would be switched off before landing.

The new fiancés.

Emotional mid-air proposal on Icelandic jet

15 Feb 2016 Love was quite literally in the air on a flight from Paris to Iceland yesterday as one of the passengers used the aircraft’s PA system to propose to his girlfriend.

Edinburgh.

New WOW air summer service to Edinburgh

15 Feb 2016 Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air has announced a new twice-weekly service to the British city of Edinburgh to run July-October this year.

Photo: Skapti Hallgrímsson

Bumper 2015 profits for Icelandair

9 Feb 2016 Falling fuel prices, rising demand on North American routes, and more hotel bookings have all contributed to a rise is profits for Icelandair Group of some 67%.

Photo: Júlíus Sigurjónsson

Massive increase in KEF winter flights

9 Feb 2016 Last month saw double the amount of flights from Keflavík International Airport (KEF) than in January 2013, with the winter months now enjoying as much traffic as traditionally associated with peak season.

CEO of WOW air, Skúli Mogensen.

WOW air adds two new airplanes for its Iceland-USA routes

7 Feb 2016 WOW air, the Iceland-based airline, has purchased two new Airbus A321-211 airplanes. The two new planes are a part of the airline's expansion in the North-American market that is set to commence in May.

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