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An Iceland Express Boeing 737 | Photo provided by Ian McMurtry

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Iceland Express

Iceland Express was a discounted carrier that was based in Keflavik, Iceland with the purpose of giving Icelanders an alternate low-cost carrier besides the nation’s flag carrier Icelandair. Formed by the parent company Northern Travel Holdings in 2002, the airline started flights in February 2003 with flights from Keflavik to London-Stansted and Copenhagen. Iceland Express leased all of their fleet, starting in 2003 with two Boeing 737-300s from English leasing company Astraeus Airlines. Iceland Express would consistently jump from leasing…