In spite of being chilly as hell Iceland seems to be the hottest destination in all the famous magazines the world over. But before buying your ticket consider this fact our Icelandic sister-site, Fararheill.is, dug up.
Turns out Icelandair, the largest airline offering flights to and from Iceland, operates a fleet so old it could well be the among the oldest in Europe. Some of their frequently used planes are so ancient they were built in the 80´s. Average age of their fleet is 17,8 years.
Which, in itself, is not a problem. This is not a airline with a bad history of accidents although they have been happening more frequently this year than usual. Our colleagues count six serious incidents in this year alone.
For people from the States you don´t even have the choice of flying in newer planes to Iceland at all. Delta Airlines also offers flights to this country in summertime but, tough shit, Delta turns out to also be operating an ancient fleet of planes. Average age of their planes is 16,8 years.
We don´t want to make anything of this fact but we thought you´d like to know.