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TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Loftleiđir

Upon returning from flying lessons in Canada, Icelandic pilot Alfred Eliasson and a few of his fellow training partners decided to start a private airline to compete with the current national carrier, Flugfélag Íslands. Eliasson’s airline, named Loftleiđir, started service between Reykjavik and ĺsafjöđur using a Douglas DC-3 on April 6, 1944. The carrier slowly expanded domestically adding cities such as Akureyri and Egilsstađir to their route map. The airline saw success in their early years as they held their…

TRIP REPORT: Icelandair Back to the United States

Flight: FI 647 Route: KEF ✈︎ IAD Flight Time: 10:30am Aircraft: B757-200 Service Class: Economy Over the course of our trip, we had traveled to eight countries and flown on many airlines ranging from low-cost carriers to business class with Etihad. Yet with all of this travel, I couldn't help but have…

Air Iceland Adds the Q400 to Its Fleet

Air Iceland has joined Icelandair Group’s fleet renewal process. Air Iceland has started the renewal with an order for three Bombardier Q400s. The Q400s are expected to replace the carriers current Fokker F50s that have been part of the airline since the early 2000s. The airline has already had a…

Icelandair Announces Latest U.S. Route to Chicago

Icelandair, the quickly growing one-stop carrier based in Reykjavik, has announced its latest expansion to the United States to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). The flights will begin service in March of 2016 with four weekly roundtrips between Chicago and Reykjavik, allowing customers not only flights to Iceland, but affordable…