Icelandair recently received its first retrofitted Boeing 767 and today the aircraft took off for the first time. The Boeing 767 has undergone a complete refurbishment since it was acquired by Icelandair last winter. The second Boeing 767 in the fleet is also on its way and is scheduled to be taken into service on 15 May.
The aircrafts have been fitted with new seats and and a new cabin interior and have also been equipped with a new inflight entertainment system, a mood lighting system and Wi-Fi. The Boeing 767 in the Icelandair configuration has 262 seats, on some routes this means an increase of 44 percent in capacity compared to the smaller Boeing 757 used today. Icelandair currently has 26 Boeing 757 aircrafts in the fleet. The smallest version of the Boeing 757, the Boeing 757-200, has 183 seats in total.
The new Boeing 767 aircrafts will mostly be used on flights to London, Copenhagen and Amsterdam in Europe as well as to New York JFK, Boston and Chicago in the US.