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Iceland is an island republic, in the North Atlantic Ocean, about 300 km (about 185 mi) east of Greenland and about 1000 km (about 620 mi) west of Norway. The country's extreme dimensions are about 305 km (about 190 mi) from north to south and about 485 km (about 300 mi) from east to west. Iceland has an area of 103,000 sq km (39,800 sq mi)
Updates  

05 Apr 2018

Flugsyn was founded in 1960 as a flying school and charter operator [updated]

05 Apr 2018

Flugjonustan was formed in 1954 to operate air-taxi services and ambulance flights in association with the Icelandic Life Saving Association [updated]

20 Feb 2018

Eyjaflug ceased operations during 1966. It had operated out of Bakki, South Iceland [added]

Air Arctic   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012 - 2014
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Arctic ceased operations in 2014
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Arctic Iceland (Arctic Air)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985 - 1986
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Atlanta Icelandic  last update: 07Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1986 - date
Airline Code : CC : ABD
Genealogy : >Air Atlanta Icelandic
Comments : Air Atlanta Icelandic was formed by Cpt. Arngrimur Johannsson and his wife in 1986 & operations started on 30Jun1986. Charter airline that specialises in wet-leasing. Had the ISLANDFLUG Group merge in in 2005
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Iceland Connect  added: 2017 + last update: 23Nov2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : NY : FXI
Genealogy : Nilrðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands + Flugfélag Innanlands =>Flugfelag Islands (Air Iceland) >Air Iceland Connect
Comments : Air Iceland Connect was formed in Akureyri by Tryggvi Helgason as Norðurflug in 1959, and was incorporated as Flugfélag Norðurlands on 01May1975. Flugfélag Norðurlands merged with Icelandair's domestic division, Flugfélag Innanlands, to form Flugfélag Íslands (also known as Air Iceland) with operations starting on 30Jun1997. Rebranded itself as Air Iceland Connect as of 24May2017 (Scheduled domestic passenger airline)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Viking   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1972* - 1976
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AirXport   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986 - 1989
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Arnarflug  last update: 10Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1976* - 1986
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Arnarflug >Eagle Air
Comments : - [Eagle Air was founded on 10Apr1976 as Arnarflug by former employees of previously liquidated airline Air Viking. Started operations on 05Jun1976. The company soon became important in enabling transportation and security to and within the West fjords in Iceland, that had long been an isolated part of Iceland. Shortly after its foundation, Eagle Air took over postal flights between the main towns in the West fjords. In addition to postal flights, the company served with ambulance flights in the area, as well as in the North-Western part and the northern Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland. Charter flights were added later & ceased in Aug1990]
Aircraft : B.707 | B.737-200 | DHC-6 Twin Otter | Piper Navajo

ATL Icelandic   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Atlanta Icelandic Air Transport (Tempair)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1988*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Atlantic Island Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 1993*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Atlantsflug   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bluebird Cargo  last update: 11Jan2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2001 - 2018
Airline Code : 1B : BBD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bluebird Cargo was established in 2000 & operations started on 25Mar2001 with international cargo services out of Kevflavik. Renamed to Bluebird Nordic in Jan2018
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bluebird Nordic  added: 11Jan2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2018 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bluebird Cargo was established in 2000 & operations started on 25Mar2001 with international cargo services out of Kevflavik. Renamed to Bluebird Nordic in Jan2018
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Eagle Air  last update: 10Apr2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1986* - date
Airline Code : -- : FEI
Genealogy : Arnarflug >Eagle Air
Comments : Eagle Air was founded on 10Apr1976 as Arnarflug by former employees of previously liquidated airline Air Viking. Started operations on 05Jun1976. The company soon became important in enabling transportation and security to and within the West fjords in Iceland, that had long been an isolated part of Iceland. Shortly after its foundation, Eagle Air took over postal flights between the main towns in the West fjords. In addition to postal flights, the company served with ambulance flights in the area, as well as in the North-Western part and the northern Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland. Charter flights were added later & ceased in Aug1990
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Eagle Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976 - 1986
Airline Code : TF : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Eagle Air Domestic   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1990* - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Eagle Air Domestic + Flugtak =>Islandsflug >>Air Atlanta Icelandic
Comments : Islandsflug was established in 1991 by the merger of two small domestic scheduled airlines, Eagle Air Domestic and Flugtak
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Eastair   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2000 - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : EGX
Genealogy : Flugfelag Austurlands >Eastair
Comments : Eastair was formed as Flugfelag Austurlands in 1972 offering sightseeing flights in Eastern Iceland
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ernir Airlines (Emir Air)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Executive Aviation Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Eyjaflug  added: 20Feb2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1965* - 1966
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Eyjaflug ceased operations during 1966. It had perated out of Bakki, South Iceland
Aircraft : DH-104 Dove

Fast Cargo Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1987* - 1987*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flufelagid Ernir   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service >Flufelagid Ernir
Comments : Flufelagid Ernir was formed as Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service in 1969
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flugfélag Akureyri (Island Airways)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1938 - 1940
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Flugfelag Akureyar >Flugfélag Islands + Loftleidir =>Icelandair (Flugleidir)
Comments : Flugfélag Akureyri was founded in 1937 & started operations in 1938 [ICELANDAIR was formed by a merger of FLUGFELAG ISLANDS (formed in 1937) and LOFTLEIDIR ICLANDIC AIRLINES (formed in 1944)]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flugfelag Austurlands (i)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1972* - 2000
Airline Code : EZ : EGX
Genealogy : Flugfelag Austurlands >Eastair
Comments : Eastair was formed as Flugfelag Austurlands in 1972 offering sightseeing flights in Eastern Iceland
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flugfelag Austurlands (ii)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Flugfélag Austurlands is planning to commence operations in the summer of 2016
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flugfélag Innanlands  added: 23Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1995* - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nilrðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands + Flugfélag Innanlands =>Flugfelag Islands (Air Iceland) >Air Iceland Connect
Comments : Nil further at this time - [Air Iceland Connect was formed in Akureyri by Tryggvi Helgason as Norðurflug in 1959, and was incorporated as Flugfélag Norðurlands on 01May1975. Flugfélag Norðurlands merged with Icelandair's domestic division, Flugfélag Innanlands, to form Flugfélag Íslands (also known as Air Iceland) with operations starting on 30Jun1997. Rebranded itself as Air Iceland Connect as of 24May2017 (Scheduled domestic passenger airline)]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flugfélag Íslands   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1940 - 1973
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Flugfelag Akureyar >Flugfélag Islands + Loftleidir =>Icelandair (Flugleidir)
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flugfelag Islands (Air Iceland)  last update: 23Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1997 - 2017
Airline Code : NY : FXI
Genealogy : Nilrðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands + Flugfélag Innanlands =>Flugfelag Islands (Air Iceland) >Air Iceland Connect
Comments : Nil further at this time - [Air Iceland Connect was formed in Akureyri by Tryggvi Helgason as Norðurflug in 1959, and was incorporated as Flugfélag Norðurlands on 01May1975. Flugfélag Norðurlands merged with Icelandair's domestic division, Flugfélag Innanlands, to form Flugfélag Íslands (also known as Air Iceland) with operations starting on 30Jun1997. Rebranded itself as Air Iceland Connect as of 24May2017 (Scheduled domestic passenger airline)]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flugferdir   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1962 - 1965
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Flugferdir >Flugstoedin
Comments : Flugstoedin was formed in 1962 as Flugferdir
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flugjonustan  last update: 05Apr2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1954* - 1969*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Flugjonustan was formed in 1954 to operate air-taxi services and ambulance flights in association with the Icelandic Life Saving Association. After reorganisation in 1964 a Twin Pioneer was acquired to operate scheduled flights
Aircraft : Twin Pioneer | Dove | Twin Bonanza | Cessna 180

Flugstoedin   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1965 - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Flugferdir >Flugstoedin
Comments : Flugstoedin was formed in 1962 as Flugferdir
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flugsyn  last update: 05Apr2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1960* - 1975*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Flugsyn was founded in 1960 as a flying school and charter operator. In 1964 authority was obtained for scheduled services to Neskaupstaour on the east coast of Iceland
Aircraft : DC-3 | Cessna 180 | Cessna 150 | Cherokee 140 | Ryan Navion

Flugtag   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1990* - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Eagle Air Domestic + Flugtak =>Islandsflug >>Air Atlanta Icelandic
Comments : Islandsflug was established in 1991 by the merger of two small domestic scheduled airlines, Eagle Air Domestic and Flugtak
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flugtaxi   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Fragtflug Iceland   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1970* - 1972*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1969* - 1970*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service >Flufelagid Ernir
Comments : Flufelagid Ernir was formed as Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service in 1969
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Icebird Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1999 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Icebird Airlines >>Air Atlanta Icelandic
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

IceJet   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005* - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ICJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Icejet was a charter airline founded in 2005. Ceased flights in Aug2010
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Iceland Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946* - 1957
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Icelandair
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Iceland Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2012
Airline Code : SW : AUE
Genealogy : Pro >Iceland Express >>WOW
Comments : Iceland Express started operations on 27Feb2003. On 24Oct2012, WOW air acquired Iceland Express' operations and network
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Icelandair (Flugleidir)  last update: 03Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1973 - date
Airline Code : FI : ICE
Genealogy : Flugfelag Akureyar >Flugfélag Islands + Loftleidir =>Icelandair (Flugleidir)
Comments : Icelandair started operations on 20Jul1973 after a merger between Flugfélag and Loftleidir but traces its roots back to 1937, when Flugfélag Akureyrar was founded. International and regional passenger and cargo airline
Aircraft : B.727 | B.737-300 | B.737-800 | B.737-800 | B.757-200 | B.757-300 | B.767-300ER | B.787-8 | DC.8 | F.50 | B.737 MAX 8

Icelandair Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

2000 - date
Airline Code : F1 : ICE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Iscargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1972 - 1979*
Airline Code : IU : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Islandsflug   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1986 - 2005
Airline Code : HH : ICB
Genealogy : Eagle Air Domestic + Flugtak =>Islandsflug >>Air Atlanta Icelandic
Comments : Islandsflug was established in 1991 by the merger of two small domestic scheduled airlines, Eagle Air Domestic and Flugtak
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Islandsflug Cargo   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

JetX   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2004 - 2008
Airline Code : GX : JXX
Genealogy : JetX >Primera Air >Primera Air Scandinavia
Comments : Primera Air Scandinavia, regional and international charter carrier that originated in Italy as JetX and moved to Iceland & then Denmark
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Jökull (Jokull)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2001)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Jorvik Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Landsflug   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2008
Airline Code : X9 : ISL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Landsflug was established in 2004 and started operations on 01Oct2004. In 2008, the company was disestablished
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Loftleidir Icelandic  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2003* - date
Airline Code : -- : ICE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : The Loftleidir branding re-emerged in 2003, when the newly created wet-lease and charter subsidiary of Icelandair Group was named Loftleidir Icelandic
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Loftleidir Icelandic Airlines  last update: 06Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1944* - 1973
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Flugfelag Akureyar >Flugfélag Islands + Loftleidir =>Icelandair (Flugleidir)
Comments : Loftleiðir was formed on 10Mar1944 & the first revenue flight (from Reykjavík to Ísafjörður) took place on 06Apr1944. On 17Jun1947 the company started its first international route between Reykjavik and Copenhagen - [ICELANDAIR was formed by a merger of FLUGFEKAG ISLANDS (formed in 1937) and LOFTLEIDIR ICELANDIC AIRLINES (formed in 1944)]
Aircraft : Canadair CL-44

MD Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2002
Airline Code : W3 : MDI
Genealogy : MKF (MK Flugfelagid) >MD Airlines
Comments : MD Airlines was founded under the name MKF (MK Flugfelagid) in 2000. Charter airline operating to European destinations
Aircraft : Nil at this time

MKF (MK Flugfelagid)  last update: 08Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2000^ - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : MKF (MK Flugfelagid) >MD Airlines
Comments : MD Airlines was founded under the name MKF (MK Flugfelagid) in 2000. Charter airline operating to European destinations - Charter airline operating to European destinations
Aircraft : Douglas DC.8

Mýflug (Myflug Air)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1985* - date
Airline Code : -- : MYA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Mýflug (Myflug Air) (named after Lake Mývatn in Northern Iceland) was established in 1985
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Nordlandair (Flugelag Nordurlands)  last update: 23Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1975 - 1997
Airline Code : UI : ---
Genealogy : Nilrðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands + Flugfélag Innanlands =>Flugfelag Islands (Air Iceland) >Air Iceland Connect
Comments : Nil further at this time - [Air Iceland Connect was formed in Akureyri by Tryggvi Helgason as Norðurflug in 1959, and was incorporated as Flugfélag Norðurlands on 01May1975. Flugfélag Norðurlands merged with Icelandair's domestic division, Flugfélag Innanlands, to form Flugfélag Íslands (also known as Air Iceland) with operations starting on 30Jun1997. Rebranded itself as Air Iceland Connect as of 24May2017 (Scheduled domestic passenger airline)]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Nordurflug  last update: 23Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1959 - 1975
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nilrðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands + Flugfélag Innanlands =>Flugfelag Islands (Air Iceland) >Air Iceland Connect
Comments : Nil further at this time - [Air Iceland Connect was formed in Akureyri by Tryggvi Helgason as Norðurflug in 1959, and was incorporated as Flugfélag Norðurlands on 01May1975. Flugfélag Norðurlands merged with Icelandair's domestic division, Flugfélag Innanlands, to form Flugfélag Íslands (also known as Air Iceland) with operations starting on 30Jun1997. Rebranded itself as Air Iceland Connect as of 24May2017 (Scheduled domestic passenger airline)]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Norlandair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1974* - 1976*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Norlandair was founded in 1974
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Norlandair Iceland   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : -- : FNA
Genealogy : Air Icekand +>Norlandair
Comments : Norlandair was founded on the 01Jun2008 when it acquired the Twin Otter flight operation of Air lceland
Aircraft : Nil at this time

North Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1973* - 1974
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Odin Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1994* - 1994*
Airline Code : -- : ODI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Polafern   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1970s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Primera Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2008 - 2009
Airline Code : GX : JXX
Genealogy : JetX >Primera Air >Primera Air Scandinavia
Comments : Primera Air Scandinavia, regional and international charter carrier that originated in Italy as JetX and moved to Iceland & then Denmark
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Pro   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2002 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Pro >Iceland Express >>WOW
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Prosky   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2002)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Prosky intended to start operating in mid-2002 with passenger services
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Thor Air Cargo  last update: 20Feb2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971 - 1972*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Thor Air Cargo was founded in Mar1971 by Thor Kjartansson
Aircraft : Vickers Vanguard 952

Vaengir  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1950* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Vaengir was founded on 25May1950. Operated 45 scheduled flights per week, serving ten small communities, mainly on the west and north-west coast of Iceland
Aircraft : Nil at this time

WOW air  last update: 12May2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Pro >Iceland Express >>WOW
Comments : WOW air was founded in Nov2011 & commenced operations on 31May2012. On 24Oct2012, it acquired Iceland Express' operations and network
Aircraft : Airbus A320-200 | Airbus A320neo | Airbus A321-200 | Airbus A321neo | Airbus A330-300 | A330-941 Neo
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