Reykjavik Airshow 2018 from the top: new aircrafts, banned militaries and rain

After 3 months of postponing the airshow finally has happened in Reykjavik. Crouching through nasty forecasts of the coldest Icelandic summer for past 100 years, the event brought most part of aviators to one place. All except military pilots. Flugblogger… Continue Reading →

Why Icelandair wants to buy two Atlantic airlines-bankrupts (updated 31.July)

Icelandair group, which includes Icelandic national carrier Icelandair, in the middle of the process of purchase a significant shareholding in two airlines, which commercial situation is more than gloomy. Both airlines are based at islands in the Atlantic ocean, which… Continue Reading →

The president of the National Aeroclub of Iceland about Reykjavik airshow, Icelandic championship and his own path to the sky

The National Aeroclub of Iceland (Icelandic “Flugmálafélag Íslands”) includes 26 aviation organizations of the country, any of which somehow related to flying. The president of the National club is elected every 12 months. Matthías Sveinbjörnsson is on the position this… Continue Reading →

How icelanders flew to World Cup and back

Icelandic airlines provided special charters for the national team and fans to the World Cup 2018 in Russia. Most Russian spotters have never seen Icelandic airlines before. They share their experience of first Icelandic planes in Moscow.  The come back… Continue Reading →

How Isavia record expectations stumbled on “a hole” in the tourism grow path

2018 is going to bring new record for the biggest Icelandic airport with 10 mln passengers at the end of the year. However, this milestone might be postponed by a recently appeared trend of decreasing numbers of Icelandic tourism. Nevertheless,… Continue Reading →

Passengers were stuck in Keflavik after landing in storm

Several hundred passengers could not leave airplanes after the landing in Keflavik airport. Gusts of the wind there are more than 50 knots (~25 m/s). Ground crew could not use ladders and other equipment to unload passengers and their luggage… Continue Reading →

How RNAV approaches Iceland

Ground navigation equipment is going to disappear from all northern Icelandic non-international airports. That is the government plan, which is supposed to reduce costs of aerodromes with low paxflow. New APV-I LPV approaches are based on satellite navigation, have zero… Continue Reading →

Icelandair showed to the public its first Boeing 737 MAX

The major Icelandic airline launched the aircraft with journalists around Iceland. Flugblogger was on board to learn about the newest addition to their fleet, reasons for delay of new aircraft launch to regular flights, the impact of acquirement to ticket… Continue Reading →

Help from above: What Icelandic Coastguard struggles for

In harsh weather conditions and any time of day or night, they fly via “dark routes” with names of Scandinavian gods on their aircrafts to save lives. Their assistance requested not only in Iceland or nearby ocean but even on… Continue Reading →

First Boeing 737 MAX8 was delivered to Keflavik (updated 4.march)

Arrival of the new aircraft was announced for 5th of March, but it has delivered two days earlier. This is firs Boeing 737 MAX8 in Iceland. It got registration TF-ICE and will fly in Icelandair. Here is photos and video… Continue Reading →

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