Business & Government Dec 17, 2012

Icelandair Commits to New Boeing Aircraft

Icelandair recently signed a commitment for eight 737 MAX 8 aircraft, configured to hold 153 passengers, and four 737 MAX 9 aircraft, configured to hold 172 passengers, with purchase rights for an additional 12 aircraft.

Icelandair’s first delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2018. The Boeing 737 MAX is a new, improved, longer range version of the present Boeing 737. The new aircraft will be stylish and comfortable, with more efficient engines designed to improve fuel usage by 13% per seat. 

Icelandair’s current fleet of Boeing 757-200 aircraft (configured to hold 183 passengers) will remain in operation. The additional 737 MAX will give Icelandair new options for added frequency and destinations.

Icelandair offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK, Seattle, and Denver with seasonal service from Washington, D.C., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Halifax, Toronto andAnchorage (starting May 15, 2013). Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to over 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe. Only Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.

Additional information about Icelandair’s fares and packages to Iceland and beyond is available at or by calling (877) I-FLY-ICE.