Icelandair confirms interest in A321neo

Icelandair has confirmed its interest in the A321neo as a replacement for the 757 fleet.

Continued delays with the 737MAX have seriously disrupted the airlines plans and left it in an awkward position that could take two years to recover from.

The airline is said to be deeply disappointed with the whole MAX experience and is genuinely considering the A321neo as a 757 replacement. It’s also ‘completely open’ to an entire swap to Airbus, dropping the MAX fleet in its entirety.

It’s unusual for an airline to reiterate an interest but its seems to have come after questions over their sincerity were raised. As a result the airline confirmed it was trialling and testing A321neo aircraft with Airbus for a full evaluation.

A decision will be made later in 2020.