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Swedish air balloon, Dutch PBY Catalina and the 100th anniversary of Icelandic aviation. Reykjavik Airshow 2019

The annual Reykjavik Airshow this year was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Icelandic aviation. The flight program was supplemented by air balloon and PBY Catalina. Each of them has his own “Icelandic” story. Flugblogger has visited the Reykjavik airport… Continue Reading →

Back to the future. Why Keflavik paxflow drops to the lowest in two years (updated 22.february)

After the record paxflow in 2018, Keflavik faces disappointment. Fewer passengers in the main Icelandic airport will affect tourism in Iceland, which became the main country´s industry for the past years. Flugblogger learned, whom to blame and what are the… Continue Reading →

Most impressive aviation photos 2018

The 2018 year was interesting and full of events for aviation in Iceland. Here we present complex view on major events from aviators point of view through the photos contributed to Flugblogg by its readers. All photos were taken in… Continue Reading →

How “DC3 Þristavinir” rescue the plane

The last flying Icelandic DC-3 could be ruined in days when a group of aviation enthusiasts rallied around the plane. They convinced the state-owner to let them take care of it and later to make the veteran-plane welcomed guest on… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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