Icelandair Cancels 28 Flights - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandair Cancels 28 Flights

Published January 19, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photos by
Maarten Visser

Due to an incoming storm Icelandair cancelled or rescheduled 28 flights for yesterday and today, to and from Europe and the U.S, reports RÚV.

Icelandair communications manager Guðjón Arngrímsson, told RÚV the weather predicted conditions disruptive for air travel including extreme winds and heavy rainfall. Guðjón also said that he felt that there had been quite a few instances in the winter so far where weather played a role in delays or cancellations.

Birgir Jónsson, chief operating officer at WOW Air confirmed that two flights to Paris and London this morning will be delayed but that any further rescheduling or cancellations would be subject to weather conditions.

The Met Office warned of a storm in the South-West of Iceland in the early hours of this morning. There will be low visibility and harsh winds of up to 20-25 metres per second. The storm should clear up this afternoon.

Icelandair has updated the flight status for affected flights here, however we have translated the content into English below.

The following Icelandair flights have been cancelled, Monday January 19.

FI342 / FI343 to and from Helsinki
FI520 / FI521 to and from Frankfurt
FI318 / FI319 to and from Oslo
FI306 / FI307 to and from Stockholm
FI430 / FI431 to and from Glasgow
FI542 / FI543 to and from Paris
FI500 / FI501 to and from Amsterdam
FI440 / FI441 to and from Manchester
FI204 / FI205 to and from Copenhagen
FI470 / FI471 to and from London Gatwick
FI450 / FI451 to and from London

The following Icelandair flights have been rescheduled, Monday January 19.

FI682 departing from Seattle (SEA) kl. 14:30 – Landing in Keflavík (KEF) kl. 05:45
FI672 departing from Denver (DEN) kl. 15:15 – Landing in Keflavík (KEF) kl. 05:35
FI632 departing from Boston (BOS) kl. 19:55 – Landing in Keflavík (KEF) kl. 06:00
FI616 departing from New York (JFK) kl. 19:00 – Landing in Keflavík (KEF) kl. 05:45
FI604 departing from Toronto (YYZ) kl. 19:30 – Landing in Keflavík (KEF) kl. 05:45
FI646 departing from Washington (IAD) kl. 19:45 – Landing in Keflavík (KEF) kl. 06:30

The following Icelandair flights are expected to remain unaffected and depart as scheduled, Monday January 19.

I212 from Keflavík to Copenhagen departing kl. 14:15
FI454 from Keflavík to London departing kl. 16:30
FI681 from Keflavík to Seattle departing kl. 16:55
FI603 from Keflavík to Toronto departing kl. 17:00
FI631 from Keflavík to Boston departing kl. 17:00
FI615 from Keflavík to New York departing kl. 17:05
FI689 from Keflavík to Orlando departing kl. 17:10

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