Icelandair and Airbus have purchased 13 Airbus A321XLR aircraft with purchase rights for additional 12 aircraft. The aircraft deliveries will start in 2029.
Icelandair plans to start operating Airbus aircraft in 2025 and is currently in the advanced stages of negotiations in relation to four leased Airbus A321LR. Further additions can be expected in the years thereafter. With the acquisition of the Airbus aircraft, Icelandair will complete the replacement of the Boeing 757.
Bogi Nils Bogason, President & CEO of Icelandair, said: “We have decided that the capable and fuel-efficient Airbus aircraft, A321XLR and A321LR, will become the successors of the Boeing 757 we are gradually retiring.
“The excellent Airbus aircraft will not only allow us to further develop our proven business model around transatlantic flights but also open opportunities for future growth by entering new and exciting markets.”