Icelandair News 

See the latest news and updates from Icelandair below:

The most extensive winter schedule in Icelandair´s history

The schedule for the winter 2023-2024 season, operational from October 2023 has been announced. Icelandair will fly to 36 destinations this winter, with capacity increasing by 20-25%. Rome, Barcelona , Raleigh Durham, Baltimore and Vancouver have been upgraded to year round destinations.

  • Barcelona (BCN) – Three flights per week
  • Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Four flights per week
  • Rome (FCO) – Three flights per week
  • Vancouver (YVR) – Four flights per week
  • Baltimore (BWI) – Daily flights



Detroit (DTW) is around the corner

Seasonal service to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) begins May 18, 2023 with four non-stop flights a week from Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) through October 30, 2023. Flights operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays utilizing a 160-seat Boeing 737MAX.




Icelandair and IdunnH2 working together towards the use of sustainable aviation fuel

Icelandair and IdunnH2 have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding the use of up to 45,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from 2028 onwards. This would account for around a 10% annual reduction of carbon emissions from Icelandair´s international network.

The carbon-neutral e-fuel will be produced by IdunnH2 at its site near Keflavík International Airport, which will be blended with conventional jet fuel and can be used on the current fleet for certifiable emission reductions.

Icelandair has set ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions by 50% per operational ton kilometer (OTK) by 2030 compared to 2019, and reach net zero emissions by 2050. Progress towards these goals has already been made, especially with the implementation of the Boeing 737 MAX, a new generation of more fuel-efficient and therefore more environmentally friendly aircraft. A combination of further measures is required to reach the carbon reduction targets and the implementation of SAF is key to this development.



Icelandair integrates its domestic and international operations under one brand

From the 16th of March 2021 onwards, the networks of Icelandair and Air Iceland Connect (AIC), Icelandair Group’s domestic airline operations, will be integrated into one stronger network, adding local destinations all around Iceland - Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Ísafjörður, and Vestmannaeyjar - as well as Greenland. 
The objective of this integration is to ensure a sustainable future for domestic operations in Iceland and the West Nordic region, while also strengthening and simplifying the company's operations. With one strong brand, a simplified booking process and a unified distribution system, the integration allows Icelandair to focus on an improved and consistent customer experience across its entire route network. 




The Unique Vatnajökull:

We are pleased to welcome Vatnajökull to our fleet, our brand new special livery aircraft inspired by the largest glacier in Europe. No need to worry - the service on board will be as warm as always.

The new Vatnajökull plane also features wonderful touches of glacier magic within its interiors to replicate the experience of the Vatnajökull glacier itself. Ambient moving LED blue lighting will be installed in the main cabin; the headrests will be adorned with a beautiful ice white and brilliant turquoise design. Even the drinks trolley will be transformed into a mini ice-cave, while cups, napkins, and even sick bags will be decorated with glacier prints!




New Icelandair Saga Lounge opens at Keflavik International Airport:

Today a new and stylish Icelandair Saga Lounge was opened for business at a new location on the top floor of Keflavik International Airport. Its 1400 square meters will bring together beautiful Nordic design inspired by Icelandic nature and culture, delicious food, a relaxing atmosphere, and stunning views of the runways and all the way to Snæfellsjökull glacier a 100 kilometers away.