Icelandair is the main airline and a 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 airlines is a member of IATA since 1950, a member of Association of European Airlines since 1957 and a member of Flight Safety Foundation since 1966.
Did you know, when you book your Icelandair flights through Alternative Airlines you can choose to pay using Icelandic Krona? It's just one of the 160 currencies that you choose from!
As of October 2019, Icelandair serves 26 destinations in Europe and 23 destinations in North America. The airline flies to 49 cities in 16 countries including Reykjavik, Akureyri, Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Anchorage, Barcelona, Bergen, Billund, Birmingham, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Copenhagen, Denver, Edmonton, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow, Gothenburg, Halifax, Hamburg, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Minneapolis, Montreal, Munich, New York, Orlando, Oslo, Paris, Portland, Seattle, Stavanger, Stockholm, Toronto, Trondheim, Vancouver, Washington and Zurich.
|AIRPORT||COUNTRY and CITY|
|Brussels Airport (BRU)||Belgium, Brussels|
|Edmonton International Airport (YEG)||Canada, Edmonton|
|Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) (Seasonal)||Canada, Montréal|
|Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)||Canada, Toronto|
|Vancouver International Airport (YRV)||Canada, Vancouver|
|Billund Airport (BLL) (Seasonal)||Denmark, Billund|
|Copenhagen Airport (CPH)||Denmark, Copenhagen|
|Helsinki Airport (HEL)||Finland, Helsinki|
|Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)||France, Paris|
|Orly Airport (ORY)||France, Paris|
|Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)||Germany, Berlin|
|Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)||Germany, Düsseldorf|
|Frankfurt Airport (FRA)||Germany, Frankfurt|
|Hamburg Airport (HAM)||Germany, Hamburg|
|Munich Airport (MUC)||Germany, Munich|
|Dublin Airport (DUB)||Ireland, Dublin|
|Keflavík International Airport (KEF) (HUB)||Iceland, Reykjavik|
|Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)||Netherlands, Amsterdam|
|Bergen Flesland Airport (BGO)||Norway, Bergen|
|Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL)||Norway, Oslo|
|Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN)||Sweden, Stockholm|
|Zürich Airport (ZRH)||Switzerland, Zürich|
|Glasgow Airport (GLA)||United Kingdom, Glasgow|
|Gatwick Airport (LGW)||United Kingdom, Gatwick|
|Heathrow Airport (LHR)||United Kingdom, Heathrow|
|Manchester Airport (MAN)||United Kingdom, Manchester|
|Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) (Seasonal)||United States, Anchorage|
|Logan International Airport (BOS)||United States, Boston|
|Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)||United States, Chicago|
|Denver International Airport (DEN)||United States, Denver|
|Kansas City International Airport (MCI)||United States, Kansas City|
|Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) (Seasonal)||United States, Minneapolis|
|John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)||United States, New York City|
|Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)||United States, Newark|
|Orlando International Airport (MCO)||United States, Orlando|
|Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)||United States, Philadelphia|
|Portland International Airport (PDX)||United States, Portland|
|San Francisco International Airport (SFO)||United States, San Francisco|
|Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)||United States, Seattle|
|Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)||United States, Washington D.C.|
The airlines fleet consists of Boeing 737 Max, Boeing 757-200s and Boeing 757-300s, Boeing 767-300s. As of October 2019, Icelandair 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.
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.
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.
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 passengers can enjoy a range of facilities, which include: complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, 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.
Enjoy from 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 airport to landing.
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 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 seat.
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.
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.
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 your purchases you make onboard.
Icelandair provides a range of special services to its passengers. Please see below the following services it offers:
If you require a wheelchair on your Icelandair flight. You can request this service by getting through to the airline's offices; or the Alternative Airlines customer service team if you have booked through our website. For more information on this please see our wheelchair assistance page.
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.
Travelling with animals
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.
Alternative Airlines accepts PayPal for any Icelandair booking. You can also use PayPal Credit and spread the cost of your Icelandair reservation. Save money with PayPal and the available flight promotional codes.
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.
Icelandair does not currently belong to an Airline Alliance.
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. The airport also used to be the hub for Iceland Express, who has now unfortunately ceased operations.