Icelandair Statement on Boeing 737 MAX Operations
Icelandair Group has temporarily suspended operations of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft until further notice.
The Company will follow any further developments closely, working with local, European and American authorities regarding next steps. Based on the available information, Icelandair’s thorough safety processes and the training of its crew, the Company is confident in the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
On 10 April, Icelandair announced changes to its flight schedule due to the suspension of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. It is now expected that the suspension will last longer than anticipated and Icelandair has therefore made changes to its flight schedule until the end of October 2019.
To minimize the impact on its passengers, Icelandair has been operating five leased aircraft during the summer season. The leasing agreements of two of the aircraft will expire at the end of August while the other three will be in operation until the end of September. Icelandair is currently working on extending the leasing agreement of one aircraft until the end of October.
Passengers affected by the suspension will be notified accordingly. We encourage all passengers to update their booking under "Manage Booking" and ensure they have their email and mobile numbers entered correctly to receive all up-to-date information.