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 →

Icelandair has got Boeing 757-300 with “combat” past (updated 13.jun)

The most recent addition to Icelandair’s fleet – Boeing 757-3E7 with registration number TF-ISX – had arrived at Keflavik airport 2nd of March. The plane was bought from Israel airline Arkia, where it was flying for last 18 years. During… Continue Reading →

Stormy mess in Keflavik (updated 26.feb)

Strong wind affected ground operations in Keflavik airport on 25th and 26th of February. Landed planes on open stands were unserviceable due to wind gusts, hundreds of passengers and tonns of luggage trapped inside aircrafts. Ground services have to wait… Continue Reading →

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