Icelandair Introduces New IPA

Icelandair Introduces New IPAFrom Icelandair:

Today, Icelandair shared news that will excite both beer and travel enthusiasts alike: to celebrate the addition of the first Boeing 737 MAX 8 to its fleet, Icelandair released a special edition beer dubbed the 737 Transatlantic Icelandair Pale Ale (7.37% ABV).  Now, beer lovers can enjoy a fun twist on the most popular craft beer style while en route to one of Europe’s hottest destinations.

The newly introduced Icelandair Pale Ale was brewed by Boyne Brew-House in Ireland. Inspired by the new aircraft, the Transatlantic Iceland IPA is made with hops from the Pacific Northwest, the region where Boeing planes are built, and European malts which pays homage to the journeys the new fleet will make.

The 737 Transatlantic IPA is the perfect toast to the new Icelandair fleet, which were built to enhance transatlantic travel with completely redesigned cabin space and larger windows for better in-flight viewing of Iceland’s famous aerial landscape.  The beer will be available onboard all Icelandair flights and in the Icelandair Saga Lounge at Keflavik International airport through end of year.

More About the Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 8 Fleet:

Icelandair’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 will operate on routes between Reykjavik and European destinations including Billund, Berlin, Hamburg, Paris and Copenhagen, seating 160 passengers across Saga Premium and Economy classes. All of the new planes are named after areas of Iceland’s spectacular natural beauty, and the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 is named Jökulsárlon for the beautiful Jökulsárlon Lagoon.

Noteworthy features of the new aircraft include:

- Up to 20 percent more fuel-efficiency, increasing its range by up to 3,515 nautical miles

- Reduces the noise footprint of the airplane by up to 40 percent

- Larger windows and new customizable LED lighting for better in-flight viewing of Iceland’s famous aerial landscape.  We have tips from a top Icelandic photographer on how to snap the perfect shot from 22,000 feet (ie: apply the 1/3 sky and 2/3 ground rule to achieve the perfect balance, and if you know you’ll be taking in-flight photos, try to snag a spot on the left-hand side the plane!).  Happy to share full tips if you’re interested.

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