Icelandair introduces the 767 | Icelandair
Pingdom Check
05/04/2016 | 12:00 AM

Icelandair Takes Off With Newest Fleet Addition, the Boeing 767

Icelandair this week entered into service the first of two Boeing 767s, with the second scheduled to begin departures on May 15, 2016. With a capacity of 262 passengers, the newest members of Icelandair’s fleet allows for an increase of up to 44% in available seats on select routes.

The new wide-body jets have undergone complete refurbishing since being acquired by Icelandair last winter, including new seats, personal in-flight entertainment systems, interior mood lighting, gate-to-gate Wi-Fi, and more. The new 767 aircraft will provide flights from London, Copenhagen and Amsterdam to popular destinations including New York-JFK, Boston and Chicago-ORD.

Icelandair’s fleet has expanded to 28 aircrafts in recent years – 26 Boeing 757s and 2 Boeing 767s - in line with their high growth rate. Since 2009, the Icelandair route network has nearly tripled in size, with a capacity increase from 1.3 million to approximately 3.7 million. At the height of the summer season, Icelandair takes off with more than 100 daily departures throughout North America, Europe, and Iceland.

For more information about Icelandair’s fares to Iceland and beyond, please visit


Icelandair’s geographic position on the shortest flight path between UK and North America means it offers the quickest route to many of the existing 16 gateways they fly to. 

Currently Icelandair fly direct from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports to Iceland with easy and fast connections to Anchorage, Vancouver, Edmonton, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Minneapolis, Toronto, Orlando, Washington DC, New York (JFK & Newark), Boston, Halifax, Chicago and Montreal.