How to get to Iceland
Airlines that will be or are planning to flying to Iceland in 2016
Icelandair is the flag carrier airline of Iceland, based on the grounds of Reykjavik Airport in Reykjavík. It is part of the Icelandair Group and currently operates scheduled services to 31 cities in 13 countries on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean out of its hub at Keflavík International Airport. The geographical position of Iceland thus allows for one-stop transatlantic flights, which is one pillar of the airline's business strategy, along with traffic to and from the country. During 2010, Icelandair transported 1,482,000 passengers, with an increase by 17 percent projected for 2011, thus expecting to come close to the 1.8 million mark. Up to 183 flights per week were operated during the 2011 summer season.
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Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines is a major airline based in the United States. The airline operates an extensive domestic and international network serving all continents except Antarctica. Delta and its subsidiaries operate over 4,000 flights every day. Delta is the sixth-oldest operating airline by foundation date, and the oldest airline still operating in the United States. On October 29, 2008, Delta acquired Northwest Airlines to form the world's largest airline in terms of scheduled passengers carried. It is now the world's second largest airline in terms of passenger traffic after United but it remains the world's largest airline in terms of fleet size.
British Airways offers direct flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Keflavik International Airport (KEF), in Iceland. British Airways is one of the largest airline in the United Kingdom. British Airways is based at London Heathrow Airport.
Thomson Airways is a charter airline that offers both scheduled and charter flights from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Thomson Airways flies to Iceland out of Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Belfast International, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, and Manchester. The head office of Thomson Airways is at Luton Airport in England.
Wizz Air is a low-cost Hungarian airline. The head office of Wizz Air is in Budapest, but the airline flies out of many cities across Europe. Wizz Air flies out of Vilnius, Gdansk, Warsaw Chopin, Katowice, and Budapest, directly to Reykjavik, Iceland. Wizz Air was named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by Air Transport World.
EasyJet Airline is a British airline headquartered at London Luton Airport. It carries more passengers than any other United Kingdom-based airline, operating domestic and international scheduled services on over 500 routes between 118 European, North African, and West Asian airports. As of 30 September 2009, it employed 8,000 people, based throughout Europe but mainly in the UK. EasyJet has seen rapid expansion since its establishment in 1995, having grow btm20n through a combination of acquisitions and base openings fuelled by consumer demand for low-cost air travel. The airline, along with subsidiary airline EasyJet Switzerland, now operates over 200 aircraft, mostly Airbus A319. It has 19 bases across Europe, the most important one being Gatwick. In 2010, EasyJet carried 42.4 million passengers and is the second-largest low-cost carrier in Europe, behind Ryanair.
Air Berlin is Germany's second largest airline, after Lufthansa, and Europe's sixth largest airline in terms of passengers. The airline operates an extensive network including holiday destinations in the Mediterranean region, the Canary Islands and North Africa as well as intercontinental destinations in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the Americas. Air Berlin concentrates on serving major German and European cities to attract business traffic. A total of 23 German cities are served, more than any other airline.
Germanwings is a low-cost airline based in Cologne, Germany, and is wholly owned by Lufthansa. Cologne Bonn Airport, Stuttgart Airport and (to a lesser extent) Berlin-Schönefeld Airport are the important hubs in the airline's network of approximately 85 destinations. Further Germanwings bases are at Hannover-Langenhagen Airport and Dortmund Airport.
Vueling Airlines, S.A. is a Spanish airline headquartered at El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona near its primary hub at Barcelona–El Prat Airport. Its name comes from the Spanish word Vuelo, which means flight. There are twelve additional bases at A Coruña, Alicante, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Florence, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Orly, Rome-Fiumicino, Seville and Valencia. A thirteenth summer seasonal base is located at Ibiza. Vueling serves over 100 destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe and is currently the second largest airline in Spain. The airline carried nearly 14.8m passengers in 2012 an increase of 20.1% on the previous year, with a load factor of 77.7% for the year.
Deutsche Lufthansa is the flag carrier of Germany and the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried. The airline is the world's fourth-largest airline in terms of overall passengers carried, operating services to 18 domestic destinations and 203 international destinations in 78 countries across Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe. Together with its partners Lufthansa services around 410 destinations. With over 710 aircraft it has the second-largest passenger airline fleet in the world when combined with its subsidiaries.
Scandinavian Airlines or SAS, previously Scandinavian Airlines System, is the flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and the largest airline in Scandinavia. Part of the SAS Group and headquartered at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) in Sigtuna, Sweden, the airline operates 182 aircraft to 90 destinations. The airline's main hub is Kastrup or Copenhagen Airport, which is the main European and intercontinental hub. Somewhat smaller hubs also exist at Oslo Airport, Gardermoen and Stockholm-Arlanda Airport. In 2011, SAS carried 22.9 million passengers, achieving revenues of SEK 38 billion. This makes it the eight-largest airline in Europe. The SAS fleet consists of Airbus A319, A320, A321, A330 and A340, Boeing 737 Classic and Next Generation, Bombardier CRJ900 and McDonnell Douglas MD-82.
Transaero Airlines (Russian: Трансаэро) is an airline with its head office on the grounds of Domodedovo International Airport, Domodedovsky District, Moscow Oblast, Russia. It operates scheduled and charter flights to more than 99 domestic and international destinations. Its main bases are Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow and Pulkovo International Airport in Saint Petersburg.
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, trading as Norwegian, is a low-cost carrier, the second-largest airline in Scandinavia. It offers a high-frequency domestic flight schedule within Scandinavia and to business destinations such as London, and a low-frequency service to international destinations, transporting 13.0 million people in 2010, with a turnover in excess of NOK 8.6 billion. As of October 2011, Norwegian operates 62 aircraft, all Boeing 737s, and is known for its distinctive livery of white with a red nose, with individual portraits of noteworthy Scandinavians on the tail fin. The airline has bases at Oslo-Gardermoen, Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda, Helsinki-Vantaa, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and Sandefjord.
Finnair Plc is the flag carrier and largest airline of Finland, with its headquarters in Vantaa and its main hub at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Finnair and its subsidiaries dominate both the domestic and international air travel markets in Finland, and its largest owner is the government of Finland, with 55.8% of the shares. Finnair is the fifth oldest airline in the world with uninterrupted existence. With no fatal or hull-loss accidents since 1963, it has also been ranked one of the safest airlines in the world. Finnair is a member of the One world airline alliance; in 2006 the airline transported 8.8 million passengers, on a network of 15 domestic and 55 international destinations, as well as about 60 seasonal charter-flight destinations. As of March 2007, the airline employed 9,447 staff.
Jet2.com Limited is a British low-cost airline based at Leeds Bradford Airport, England. It operates services from eight UK bases to 54 destinations. The airline also offers contract charter and air cargo services. Its main base and headquarters is at Leeds Bradford Airport, with smaller bases at Manchester, Belfast International, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Newcastle, East Midlands and Glasgow. It has about 1,500 employees as of January 2011.
KLM has taken the initiative for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the airline sector. CSR is more than just a label for KLM. KLM and Air France together want to set the standard for an integrated approach in the airline sector. The CSR policy is directed at customers, employees and society. By signing the United Nation’s Global Compact, KLM has contributed to the UN Millennium Development Goals. In 2010, AIR FRANCE KLM was placed top of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes sector Airlines for the sixth consecutive year. AIR FRANCE KLM is also Global Supersector Leader in the umbrella category Travel & Leisure.
Primera Air is a Danish Leisure Airline which was founded in 2003 as JetX. Primera Air Scandinavia has its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. Originally it was established in Iceland. It is since 2008 wholly owned by Primera Travel Group. Primera Air Scandinavia is a member of the Primera Travel Group, and its primary goal is to provide air travel services to the leisure market. As a dynamic company it has grow btm20n at a steady pace in recent years, and now offers flights from Scandinavia to over 70 destinations in the Mediterranean, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic. In 2009 Primera Air established the subsidiary Primera Air Scandinavia.
Transavia.com (formerly Transavia Airlines CV, styled as transavia.com and known as Transavia) is a Dutch based low-cost airline operating as an independent part of the Air France-KLM group. Its main base is at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol while Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM), and Eindhoven Airport (EIN) are its secondary hubs. In France, Paris-Orly Airport is the main base of its French affiliate. Transavia.com chiefly operates scheduled and charter services to leisure destinations. It is headquartered in the TransPort Building at Schiphol Airport in Haarlemmermeer.
Atlantic Airways is an international company, whose corporate culture is known by its focus on safety, punctuality, the customer and the result. The Sorvagur-based company, which is the Faroese flag carrier airline, currently employs around 166 people. The fleet consists of four aircraft and two helicopters. Regular service between the Faroes and a range of cities in Denmark as well as the neighbouring countries England, Scotland, Iceland and Norway.The company´s activities include leasing of aircrafts of which half the revenue originate outside of the Faroes. The helicopter department provides a regular service to the outer islands, search-and-rescue activities and offshore transport.
Austrian Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Austria, headquartered in Office Park 2 on the grounds of Vienna International Airport in Schwechat, Wien-Umgebung and a subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Together with regional subsidiary Tyrolean Airways (Austrian Arrow btm20s) and charter arm Lauda Air, it operates scheduled services to over 130 destinations. Its hub is Vienna International Airport, with a focus city at Innsbruck Airport. It is a member of the Star Alliance.
NIKI Luftfahrt, also known as flyNiki is a scheduled semi-lowcost airline and a subsidiary of Air Berlin, Germany's second largest airline. It mainly serves business and some leisure destinations and is headquartered in Office Park I at Vienna International Airport. Charter services to leisure destinations in Europe and the Middle East from Vienna, Salzburg and Linz. Although it's often called "low-cost", it provides full service, like free refreshments, newspapers, baggage, etc.
Domestic Flights, Greenland and Faroe Islands
Air Greenland A/S is the flag carrier airline of Greenland, jointly owned by the government of Greenland, government of Denmark and SAS Group. It operates a fleet of 38 aircraft, including one airliner for transatlantic and charter flights, 10 fixed-wing aircraft serving the domestic network, and 26 helicopters feeding passengers from the smaller communities into the domestic airport network. Flights to heliports in the remote settlements are operated on contract with the government of Greenland.
Air Iceland, which is a part of Icelandair Group, is a dynamic company with firm roots that go back to the start of aviation in Iceland. Air Iceland is a flexible yet powerful airline servicing domestic flights in Iceland and the West Nordic countries.
Destinations in Iceland are Keflavik (KEF), Reykjavik (RKV), Akureyri (AEY), Vopnafjordur (VPN), Thorshofn (THO), Isafjordur (IFJ), Grimsey (GRY) and Egilsstadir (EGS)
Destinations in Greenland are Ilulissat (JAV), Nuuk (GOH), Narsarsuaq (UAK), Kulusuk (KUS) and Constable Point (CNP)
And Air Iceland also flies to the Faroe Islands (FAE).
Norlandair was founded on the 1st of June 2008 when it acquired the Twin Otter flight operation of Air lceland. But the company can trace its roots to a company with the same name, i.e. Norlandair, which was founded in 1974. That company was founded by a few aviation professionals that acquired North Air, an aviation company based in Akureyri. ln 1975 lcelandair bought a stake in the company and by that Norlandair purchased a Twin Otter aircraft that was used in scheduled flights and charter flights. This event also marks the beginning of Norlandair offering aviation services on the east coast of Greenland.
Destinations: Main base Akureyri (AEY), flying to Grimsey (GRY), Reykjavik (RKV), Thorshofn (THO), Vopnafjordur (VPN) and Greenland (Constable Point CNP)
Eagle Air is domestic Icelandic airline with 38 years of flying experience in the fields of transport, tourism and emergency response. It is a family operated business, committed to providing its clients with the highest level of safety and services.
Destinations from to Reykjavik (RKV): Bildudalur (BIU), Gjögur (GJR), Husavik (HZK), Höfn (HFN) and Vestmannaeyjar (VEY)