Refunds, Reimbursement, and Compensation: Iceland Air


If you believe you may be entitled to flight delay compensation or flight cancellation compensation from Icelandair, you have arrived at the correct destination. We can clarify your air passenger rights and provide the necessary assistance to obtain up to US$650 compensation per person. Based on our records of Icelandair flights in recent times, there were 680 departures during the last 24 hours, out of which 83.53% departed on time.

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Icelandair Flight Delays Today

How many flights by Icelandair experienced a delay today?

  • Our data shows that 0 flights by Icelandair were delayed for more than 3 hours within a 24-hour period.

  • 0 of domestic flights and 0.00% of international flights by Icelandair were delayed more than 3 hours.

  • If you arrive at your destination more than 3 hours late, you may be entitled to compensation. Check here.

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Compensation for a Delayed Flight by Icelandair

Even though Icelandair tries to keep to their schedule, flights may still arrive late. Fortunately, as a passenger, you are protected by air passenger rights when Icelandair flights are delayed.

Since Icelandair is based in the EU, nearly all of its flights are protected by EC 261, one of the most comprehensive laws globally protecting air passenger rights.

EC Regulation 261 gives passengers the right to claim compensation for delayed, cancelled, or overbooked flights that are not their fault.

There are some extraordinary circumstances such as bad weather or airport problems that may exempt airlines from paying compensation. However, if the delay is caused by technical issues or a strike by airline staff, you will likely be eligible for compensation under Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004.

Additionally, you generally have up to 3 years to make a claim for compensation for a delayed Icelandair flight. Just enter your flight information, and our user-friendly flight delay compensation calculator will determine if you qualify for monetary compensation, and our team of professionals will be available to help you obtain it.

Delayed or canceled flight with Icelandair? Find out if you're owed up to $700 in compensation

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Icelandair: Flight Canceled Today

How many Icelandair flights were cancelled today?

  • Recent data indicates that Icelandair has cleared 9 within 24 hours.

  • 5.77% of domestic flights and 0.52% of international flights have been cancelled.

  • Are you entitled to compensation if your flight is cancelled with less than 14 days notice from the scheduled departure date? You may be entitled to compensation up to US$650. Check here.

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Flight Cancellation Compensation Icelandair

In the event of a Icelandair flight cancellation, European laws on air passenger rights are clear: Icelandair must offer you alternative transportation to get to your destination or, if you prefer, a refund.

Furthermore, if you received a notice regarding cancellation less than 14 days before departure, you may also be eligible to claim compensation of up to US$650 per person.

When Icelandair cancels flights, it will usually attempt to rebook passengers on another flight at no extra cost. If this does not work for you, you may request other changes or choose to no longer take the trip.

If Icelandair books you a new flight that arrives at a similar time to your original flight, it is not required to pay compensation. This is because your plans will have minimal disruption. However, in many cases, passengers whose flights are cancelled at the last minute have the right to file a claim for compensation against Icelandair.

These rights do not apply if the flight cancellation was caused by an event beyond Icelandair's control, such as severe weather conditions or an accident at the airport. Such events are referred to as exceptional circumstances.

Find out more about your right to compensation for a cancelled flight here.

Claim up to $700 in compensation if your flight has been delayed, canceled, or overbooked within the last 3 years.

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Air Passenger Rights and Flight Compensation

Because Icelandair is based within the EU, almost all the flights they offer are protected by EC 261, one of the world's most comprehensive laws for air passenger rights.

EC Regulation 261 gives passengers the right to claim compensation when they have suffered delayed, canceled, or overbooked flights over which they are not at fault.

Passengers also have the right to seek compensation for earlier flights; it is often still possible to submit claims for flights in the last 3 years.

Which Icelandair flights are covered by EC Regulation 261?

How Much Icelandair Flight Compensation?

All flights under 1,500 kmUp to €250 per person
Internal EU flights over 1,500 kmUp to €400 per person
Non-internal EU flights between 1,500 - 3,500 kmUp to €400 per person
Non-internal EU flights over 3,500 kmUp to €600 per person

The table shows values in € as specified in EC Regulation 261


As with any law, there are exceptions and special circumstances that may affect any specific claim, including the amount due for compensation. AirHelp makes it easy to check compensation here.

Flight statistics: delays and cancellations of Icelandair

Punctuality of Icelandair (24 hours):

Total flights: 680
On-time flights: 568
Punctuality rate: about 83.53% of all flights were on time
Long delays (greater than 3 hours): 0
Flight cancellations: 9

The number of flights shown is an estimate based on internal and third-party databases.

About Iceland Air

The Reykjavik-based Icelandair Group was founded in 1983 and currently operates four subsidiaries - Icelandair, Icelandair Cargo, Loftleidir Icelandic and VITA.

Icelandair will integrate Air Iceland Connect into its operations in March 2020. Air Iceland Connect's air carrier certificate will remain separate, and its crew members will continue to be employed by the company.

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