Icelandair Cancels 26 Flights ahead of Strike

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Icelandair Cancels 26 Flights ahead of Strike

By Zoë Robert

Keflavík International Airport. Photo: Geir Ólafsson.

Icelandair has canceled 26 flights tomorrow morning due to the planned strike by members of the Union of Icelandic Pilots from 6 am to 6 pm. The pilots have rejected a one-year contract with a pay increase of 2.8 percent.

According to a statement on the airline’s website, although negotiations are ongoing, the decision to cancel flights was taken one day ahead of the strike in order to avoid confusion and provide customers with the opportunity to make necessary arrangements. 

A total of 4,500 passengers will be affected.

A list of the canceled flights follows (local times listed).

Flight

204      07:45 Keflavík-Copenhagen

205      14.00 Copenhagen-Keflavík

318      07:50 Keflavík-Oslo

319      14:45 Oslo-Keflavík

306      07:35 Keflavík-Stockholm

307      14:20 Stockholm-Keflavík

342      07:30 Keflavík-Helsinki

343      15:30 Helsinki-Keflavík

272      08:00 Keflavík-Billund

273      14:40 Billund-Keflavík

430      07:35 Keflavík-Glasgow

431      14:05 Glasgow-Keflavík

440      08:00 Keflavík-Manchester

441      13:25 Manchester-Keflavík

450      07:40 Keflavík-London Heathrow

451      13.00 London Heathrow-Keflavík

470      07:45 Keflavík-London Gatwick

471      13:10 London Gatwick-Keflavík

542      07:40 Keflavík-Paris

543      14:10 Paris-Keflavík

520      07:25 Keflavík-Frankfurt

521      14:00 Frankfurt-Keflavík

502      07:70 Keflavík-Amsterdam

503      14:00 Amsterdam-Keflavík

454      16:10 Keflavík-London Heathrow

455      21:10 London Heathrow-Keflavík

681      17:00 Keflavík-Seattle

680 (May 10)  16:30 Seattle-Keflavík

In addition to the canceled flight two to five hour delays can be expected on afternoon flights to Copenhagen (FI212 /213), Oslo (FI324/325), Denver,  Orlando, Edmonton, Toronto, Boston and New York. Departures are expected at around 19:30, with check-in starting early afternoon.

For more information, visit the airline’s website

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