Icelandair is the main airline and flag carrier of Iceland, headquartered at Reykjavík Airport (RKV) in Reykjavík. Other airlines that fly out of the airport include Air Iceland and Eagle Air. Icelandair has codeshares with a number of airlines including Aeroflot, Air Iceland Connect, Alaska Airlines, Cabo Verde Airlines, Finnair, JetBlue, Scandinavian Airlines and Sun Country Airlines.
The geographical position of Iceland allows one-stop transatlantic flights, which is part of the airline's business strategy. The airline is a member of IATA since 1950, a member of the Association of European Airlines since 1957 and a member of the Flight Safety Foundation since 1966.
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Icelandair has various rules for both carry-on and checked baggage. These rules also depend on the cabin class you're flying in. Read on to find out more about the baggage allowance for your Icelandair flight.
Saga Class passengers are allowed two carry-on bags per person in addition to one small personal item. Saga Class passengers are also allowed two checked bags weighing up to 32kg with a maximum size of 158cm.
There is a maximum weight allowed for each carry-on bag is 10kg with 40cm x 30cm x 15 cm dimensions. For Economy comfort, the airline allows two carry-on bags per person, in addition to one small personal item.
Economy Class passengers are allowed one carry-on bag per person and one small personal item.
Economy Class passengers are allowed one piece of luggage of up to 23kg. These baggage are for flights within Europe.
Economy Comfort passengers are allowed two checked bags weighing up to 23kg each.
The airline offers Economy Standard (Economy Light, Economy Flex), Saga Premium (equivalent to a Business Class service), and Saga Premium Flex (an upgrade on Saga Premium).
Economy Class is great for passengers to look for affordability and quality.
Economy Class Facilities
Economy Class passengers can enjoy a range of facilities, which include: complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and access to in-flight entertainment systems. If you would like alcoholic drinks, food or WI-FI you can purchase these onboard for a fee.
Passengers can check in a bag of up to 23kg.
Economy Class Seating
Enjoy a choice of 161 seats in Economy Class seating. Please note, each aircraft has different variations of seating.
Saga Premium service provides passengers with a luxury flight experience from takeoff to landing.
Business Class Facilities
The Saga Business Class lounge is designed to reflect the iconic style of Nordic design. Passengers can gaze at the stunning panoramic view while enjoying a delicious meal. Business Class passengers will find everything they need before their flight, whether they need to have a shower to freshen up or use the complimentary WIFI to catch up on work. With facilities for children and families, the SAGA lounge offers something for those travelling for both work and pleasure. Saga passengers can also avoid queues by going directly to priority boarding and check-in.
Business Class Seating
Business Class seats are arranged in groups of two, so each passenger has either window or aisle access. Saga passengers don't need to worry about getting bored on their flight, due to the extensive range of in-flight entertainment available from the comfort of their seats.
Upgrade to Saga Premium Flex
Choose Saga Premium Flex an upgrade on Business Class, for premium comfort and exclusive perks alongside additional flexibility (including easier ticket changes and full refundability).
On all flights, passengers are provided with around 50,000 minutes of inflight entertainment. From new release movies to Icelandic music, there's something to keep everyone entertained onboard your flight. A magazine and newspaper are available onboard for you to read.
Find inspirational travel documentaries on what to do in Iceland as well as classic British dramas, American sitcoms and Icelandic TV shows onboard your Icelandair flight. There's a TV show to meet every taste when flying Icelandair.
From action-packed new releases to classic comedies, Icelandair has a movie for you no matter what your taste. Whether you love a cult classic or a period drama, you'll find the right film for you onboard your Icelandair flight.
Depending on the type of airfare you purchased, there are various food and drink options onboard your Icelandair flight.
Passengers flying in Premium or Premium Flex receive a complimentary gourmet meal and drinks, and passengers ages 2-11 receive a free children’s meal and fruit juice. Infant meals must be pre-ordered on the Icelandair Service Desk.
Passengers who do not have food included in their fare can pre-order meals and snacks for their flight, or alternatively purchase onboard using credit cards, debit cards and Icelandair Saga Points. Please note that pre-ordering online is cheaper.
Icelandair request that passengers wishing to order a special meal for their flight call them to find out more and order.
Icelandair offers passengers the ability to pre-order drinks on board. There is a selection of complimentary soft drinks, such as Pepsi, fruit juice and water, which can be pre-ordered, but also alcoholic beverages.
With Icelandair, you can check in online at the airport. Keep reading to find out the different opening and closing times for both airport and online check-in with Icelandair.
Passengers can check in online by visiting the Alternative Airlines online check-in page and clicking on the airline's logo. From there, you must enter your flight details to complete the check-in. Web check-in opens 36 hours before flight time for international services and 24 hours before flight time for domestic services.
Passengers can check-in at the airport for their flight by either visiting the check-in desk or by using one of the self-service kiosks.
Icelandair operates a frequent flyer program called Saga Club to reward regular travellers with Icelandair.
There are three tiers of membership with the airline:
When you fly with the airlines you will earn Saga Points for your flight and also for all the purchases you make onboard.
Icelandair isn't currently a member of any airline alliances.
Icelandair provides a range of special services to its passengers. Please see below the following services it offers:
If you would like to arrange for your child to travel by themselves, you would need to get through to the airline's offices; or us at Alternative Airlines. An unaccompanied minor is a child from the age of 5 and 11 years who isn't accompanied by an adult. An unaccompanied minor service can be arranged for passengers children aged between 12 and 15 years.
Heavily pregnant mothers must have a medical certificate that has been issued 72 hours before the time of their flight departure if they are in their final month of pregnancy or have previously experienced premature birth. Heavily pregnant passengers wanting to fly in the last two weeks of pregnancy will not be permitted for travel for the safety of the passenger and the child.
Take them with you in the cockpit or in the hold of the plane. Only dogs are allowed in the cabin of the plane whereas cats and dogs are the only animals allowed in the hold area of the plane. For more information see our flying with pets page.
Icelandair operates flights to over 50 destinations worldwide. It currently operates regulars flights across Europe and North America, with many of its flights operating out of Reykjavik, Iceland. Click below to see all the destinations Icelandair flies to.
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Keflavík International Airport (KEF) also known as Reykjavík-Keflavík Airport (KEF), is the largest airport in Iceland and the country's main hub for international transportation. It is widely used for transatlantic routes.
Airlines that fly from and to Keflavík International Airport (KEF) include are Aer Lingus, British Airways, Finnair, Lufthansa, TUI Airways, United Airlines, Wizz Air and Czech Airlines. Other airlines that use this airport as a hub include Play, Norlandair and Air Atlanta Icelandic. The airport also used to be the hub for Iceland Express, who has now unfortunately ceased operations.
We book Icelandair flights in English, meaning that communication when booking your flight is of top quality without any language issues. You can be assured that you are using a trustworthy and reliable company, who will ensure your flight is everything you desire and any queries you may have are answered.
If you're looking to buy flights today and pay at a later date, then Alternative Airlines is the site for you. We have partnered up many payment plan providers that let you split the cost of your flight in instalments. When you book through Alternative Airlines you can buy Icelandair flights on finance, making it easy to manage your budget.
You can now pre-book seats on your Icelandair flight with Alternative Airlines. View the seats left available on the aircraft and choose the seat that works best for you.
The airline's fleet consists of Boeing 737 Max, Boeing 757-200s and Boeing 757-300s, Boeing 767-300s. As of October 2019, Icelandair's fleet consisted of 36 aircraft with 11 on order for deliveries in 2021. Most of the aircraft in Icelandair's fleet are named after Icelandic volcanoes.
4 x Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 5 on order until 2021
1 x Boeing 737 MAX 9 and 6 on order until 2021
25 x Boeing 757-200
2 x Boeing 757-300
4 x Boeing 767-300ER