WOW air Owner Investing Millions

Títan Investments, a company solely owned by WOW air CEO Skúli Mogensen, increased its share in the budget airline by ISK 655 million (EUR 4.5 million/USD 5.2 million) in December 2014.

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Rapid Growth in Icelandic Aviation Sector

The increase in the number of international flights to and from Iceland has been massive in recent years and it is now forecast that 10 million passengers will use Keflavík International Airport in 2030. The turning point seems to have been after the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption in 2010....

Reykjavík domestic airport

Mysterious Object Narrowly Misses Plane on Approach

Reykjavík district police have no leads yet on why gas-filled balloons appeared in the flightpath for the domestic airport yesterday lunchtime; causing danger to landing planes. At least one of the balloons had an unidentified foreign object hanging from it.

Keflavik International Airport

Six Planes Arrive Each Hour

Iceland is currently in the grips of a tourism boom, an issue which Iceland Review regularly reports on. On Saturday, a total of 133 passenger jets landed at Keflavík International Airport, or roughly one per 11 minutes.

Long Queues at Keflavík Airport Security

The setting up of new and improved security checkpoints at Keflavík International Airport is taken longer than expected, resulting in long queues, according to a statement from Isavia, which services the airport.

Did Drunk MP Vomit on Fellow Passengers?

There are two versions of a story circulating about whether or not Ásmundur Einar Daðason, MP for the Progressive Party and personal assistant to Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, was drunk when he vomited on board a WOW air flight to Washington DC this week.

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Interruptions in Flights Due to Impending Strike

The majority of members of trade union VR, to which air workers belong, voted today in favor of striking. The strike may interrupt flight schedules; unless an agreement in the wage dispute can be reached in time, air workers are set to strike on May 31 and June 1, and then indefinitely from June...

Map of the scene of a plane crash.

Plane Crashes into Ocean near Reykjavík

A small private plane crashed into the shallows off Mosfellsbær, a neighboring town of Reykjavík yesterday. The pilot, who was the only one onboard, managed to break out of the wreck and wade ashore. Two golfers, who witnessed the accident, came to his assistance.

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Lightning Pierces Nose of Icelandair Plane

Icelandair plane Herðubreið was struck by lightning on Tuesday. The plane was en route to Denver when the incident occurred and landed there safely according to schedule. However, in Denver it turned out that the lightning had pierced the plane’s nose.


Russian Flyby ‘Should be Taken Seriously’

Wednesday’s flyby of two Russian bombers close to the Icelandic coast should be taken seriously, Birgir Ármannsson, head of the Icelandic parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, said in an interview with Morgunblaðið today.

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Record in Canceled Flights in Iceland

The weather has been unusually crazy in Iceland this winter, leaving commuter blizzard-struck on roads and grounding flights. A new record was set at domestic airline Air Iceland when 90 flights were canceled in the first nine days of February.

Keflavík International Airport

Delta Cancels Iceland-Minneapolis Flights

U.S. airline Delta has canceled plans for scheduled flights between Keflavík International Airport and Minneapolis next summer as the company was unable to obtain service slots at the airport. In summer 2014, Delta offered daily flights between Iceland and New York.

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Most Flights by Icelandic Airlines

In August, 19 airlines offered scheduled flights from Keflavík International Airport. An average of 55 airplanes per day left Keflavík for destinations in Europe and North America. Icelandic airlines took the lion’s share of these flights.