Icelandair fires all flight attendants and replaces them with pilots


Icelandair says it’s letting go of all its flight attendants and shifting their duties to the pilots.

After members of the flight attendants’ union (FFÍ) voted against a collective bargaining agreement, the directorship of Icelandair has opted to fire their flight attendants.

Until such time as these new flight attendants are hired, a statement from Icelandair says, they will use their own pilots to oversee security on board their planes, effective July 20th.

Bogi Nils Bogason, the director of Icelandair, told reporters that they had done everything in their power to meet the demands of these flight attendants, to no avail.

He described the decision to fire the flight attendants as “heavy but necessary, as it is clear that talks between the two parties aren’t going any further.”