In order to minimise the interruption to its flight schedule following the suspension of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, Icelandair has entered into a leasing agreement for two Boeing 767 aircraft. The first aircraft comes into operation mid-April and the second at the beginning of May. Both aircraft will be in operation until the end of September. These are 262-seat aircraft with two classes and an entertainment system. Icelandair is currently working on leasing a third aircraft that would be added to its fleet in summer 2019.
Furthermore, Icelandair is reviewing its flight schedule for summer 2019 following significant changes in the competitive environment. If the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft come back into operation in June or earlier, Icelandair has the possibility of increasing its flight frequency during high season from its original plans due to the above-mentioned addition to the fleet.