Icelandair to determine changes in potential Airbus order

Icelandair, Iceland´s flag carrier, has announced it plans to make a decision in the next few months on whether to add Airbus to its Boeing fleet, the company said.

Following Boeing´s 737 Max groundings in March 2019, May 2019, Icelandair said it was evaluating Airbus A321neos as replacements for 757s.

Icelandair currently has five 737 Max 8s and a Max 9 in storage, and has orders for another 10 Max jets. It in-service passenger fleet includes 23 757-200s, two 757-300s and four 767-300s.

The 737 Max grounding has had an adverse effect on the operations and profitability of the airlines. It said it is monitoring the situation and creating contingency plans.