Icelandair, the biggest carrier in Iceland currently operates an all Boeing fleet. But just recently, it was reported that three are looking at Airbus for a replacement of their aging 757’s. The airline is considering the A321neo and A321LR to run alongside the Max’s or even replace them entirely. As the Max groundings continue with no end in sight, the airline is desperate for more aircraft in the meantime leasing aircraft. Due to the groundings, Icelandair has reported losses for Q1 2019 along with many other airlines where the Max is a big part for them. Let me know what you think below!
Yes, as @Hamza.N said, they need their planes now, the maxes were a significant part of their fleet, maybe they lost faith in the aircraft, or just changed their minds about wanting it, which they have every right to do
@Hamza.N, and @JeromeJ, what I think you’re missing is that new aircraft are not an imediet solution. They could be waiting well over a year if they ordered right now, and best estimates seem to think the MAX will be flying by summers end…
Well, the a321neo is what they’re considering if they are to stop orders of the 737 max. Yes the Max is capable of fulfilling their needs as well as the fact it may be flying again in a couple of months, however the airline has lost over $3 milllion due to the aircrafts grounding. They may simply not want to use an aicraft which has serious problems at the moment and is costing them a lot of money, but instead move to the a321 neo which doesnt and has never had such problems.