Observers of the planned merger of the two companies are now debating how both company's route plans might be changed in the coming months.
Katrín was not concerned about a lack of competition and the consequences this could have for consumers.
Under the new regulations, passengers are encouraged to allow additional time at the airport to go through new security measures, which include passenger interviews.
Icelandair Group will start discussions today with creditors who own over 50% of the company's non-index-linked bonds.
Icelandair flight attendants headed to the hospital due to unpleasantness, headaches, and signs of fatigue after experiencing reduced air quality in an aircraft.
The layoffs, which are part of new efficiency measures, affected employees in various positions and departments, in both the Reykjavík and Keflavík offices.
Former prime minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir has publicly criticized Icelandair’s recent decision to get rid of all part-time positions.
“Iceland has become expensive in comparison with many other countries,” interim CEO Bogi Nils stated in an interview. “We’ve reached the size where it could be advantageous to outsource or transfer certain operations.”
Icelandair currently operates 13 hotels under the brands Icelandair Hotels and Hotel Edda—1,937 rooms in total.
Icelandair and FÍA, the Icelandic pilots’ union, have signed a collective bargaining agreement that is valid until December 31, 2019.
Winds in Keflavík were so strong early on Friday morning that a Boeing 757 jet sitting on the airport tarmac was spun around completely in the gusts.
Icelandair will begin flying to San Francisco this spring, bring the total number of North American destinations served by the airline to 23.
An agreement was reached between the Icelandic Aircraft Mechanics Association and Icelandair around 4 am this morning, suspending the mechanics’ strike.
Thousands of travellers have been affected by the Icelandair aircraft mechanics strike, which continues today.
Many Icelandair flights to and from Keflavík airport have been cancelled and others delayed due to an aircraft mechanics strike which began at 6:00 am this morning.
Air mechanics at Icelandair have announced an indefinite strike starting at 6:00 am on Sunday morning unless a collective agreement is reached.
Icelandair will offer at least one direct flight from Keflavík to each of Iceland’s matches in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Icelandair had a 40% increase in cargo flights this July compared to the same month last year. The increase can partly be traced to Iceland's demand for imported Costco products.
The head of the Icelandic Airline Pilots’ Association states that Icelandair's decision to lay off 115 pilots this fall does not bode well for wage negotiations.