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Icelandair 757s at the airline's hub in Reykjavik (Photo: Ian McMurtry)

Aviation in Iceland: From Rock Bottom to Revolutionized

A few years might seem like a short timeframe for rapid change, but Iceland's aviation companies have gone from struggles for survival to success in just eight years. These companies, much like the people who inhabited the island years ago, must yet again adapt to their new uncharted waters. Iceland’s recession in 2008 was a devastating blow to the nation’s economic opportunities. Transportation took a back seat as the country’s national road was left uncompleted, as were various structures in Reykjavik. Iceland’s three airlines suffered…

WOW! Pittsburgh Receives New Service to Iceland

Despite being very young, WOW Air continues to find success and it has started to turn its attention to smaller markets, the newest of which is Pittsburgh. The “Steel City” will receive four times weekly service starting on June 16, 2017 to Reykjavik-Keflavik. Flights will run on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday…

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…