Thursday, 23 May 2019

More changes for Icelandair's Boeing 737 Max schedule

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Icelandair has made changes to its flight schedule now until 15th September 2019 as it is expected that the suspension of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will last longer than anticipated.

To minimize the impact on its passengers, Icelandair has already added three leased aircraft to its fleet for the summer season. Furthermore, the Company is now working on the leasing of an additional Boeing 767-300 aircraft to cover for the grounded 737 Max aircraft. 


The carrier made the announcement while representatives of the worlds leading aviation safety boards were meeting with the US FAA in Texas, to discuss the 737 Max grounding and subsequent safety-critical software updates.

With these changes, the total seat capacity from 15 July to 15 September will decrease by 5% from what Icelandair had estimated. However, following these changes the number of available seats during the period will still increase by 10% year-on-year. Icelandair’s emphasis will continue to remain on increasing the number of passengers to and from Iceland and as of today, the number of bookings by passengers travelling to Iceland during the period June-August has increased by over 30% compared to the same period last year.

The financial impact of the suspension of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is uncertain as the amount of compensation from the aircraft manufacturer is still under review.





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