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How WOW air bankruptcy affects Isavia’s strategy for Keflavik airport

Isavia has reported rocketing profit after the financial year 2018 thanks to the tremendous growth of passenger’s traffic. The airport operator established a masterplan for urgent adaptation old terminal to the rapid operations increase. Flugblogger discovered the details of their… 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 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 →

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 →

TF-WOW slipped on the ice and broke its nose gear (updated 26.feb)

Airbus A330-343 (reg. TF-WOW) was damaged during towing in Keflavik airport. It is grounded now at least for next several weeks. During this period, icelandic low-cost airline WOW air has to use narrow body planes for long haul routes, as… Continue Reading →

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