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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)
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May 28, 2017 Air Iceland [status change] rebranded itself as Air Iceland Connect [added] as of 24May2017
April 6, 2017 Loftleidir Icelandic is still 'Active' [status change]
July 25, 2016 AirXport operated between 1986 - 1989 [added]

Airline

Operating Dates Status

Air Arctic   

2012 - 2014 Inactive

^ Comments : Air Arctic ceased operations in 2014

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Air Arctic Iceland (Arctic Air)   

1985 - 1986 Inactive

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Air Atlanta Icelandic   

1986 - date Active

^ Comments : Air Atlanta Icelandic was formed by Cpt. Arngrimur Johannsson and his wife in 1986 & operations started on 30Jun1986

^ Genealogy : >Air Atlanta Icelandic

Air Iceland (Flugfelag Islands)   

1997 - date Active

^ Comments : Air Iceland was formed in Akureyri by Tryggvi Helgason as Norðurflug in 1959, and was incorporated as Flugfélag Norðurlands on 01May1975. Operations started on 30Jun1997

^ Genealogy : Norðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands >Air Iceland

Air Viking   

1972* - 1976 Inactive

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AirXport   

1986 - 1989 Inactive

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Arnarflug   

1976* - 1986 Renamed

^ Comments : Eagle Air was founded on 10Apr1976 as Arnarflug by former employees of previously liquidated airline Air Viking. Started operations on 05Jun1976 & ceased in Aug1990

^ Genealogy : Arnarflug >Eagle Air

ATL Icelandic   

1989* - 1989* Status?

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Atlanta Icelandic Air Transport (Tempair)   

(1988*) Began?

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Atlantic Island Air   

1992* - 1993* Inactive

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Atlantsflug   

2010* - date Active

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Bluebird Cargo   

2001 - date Active

^ Comments : Bluebird Cargo was established in 2000 & operations started on 25Mar2001 with international cargo services out of Kevflavik

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Eagle Air   

1986* - date Active

^ Comments : Eagle Air was founded on 10Apr1976 as Arnarflug by former employees of previously liquidated airline Air Viking. Started operations on 05Jun1976 & ceased in Aug1990

^ Genealogy : Arnarflug >Eagle Air

Eagle Air Cargo   

1976 - 1986 Inactive

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Eagle Air Domestic   

1990* - 1991 Renamed

^ Comments : Islandsflug was established in 1991 by the merger of two small domestic scheduled airlines, Eagle Air Domestic and Flugtak

^ Genealogy : Eagle Air Domestic + Flugtak =>Islandsflug >>Air Atlanta Icelandic

Eastair   

2000 - 2000* Status?

^ Comments : Eastair was formed as Flugfelag Austurlands in 1972 offering sightseeing flights in Eastern Iceland

^ Genealogy : Flugfelag Austurlands >Eastair

Ernir Airlines (Emir Air)   

1998* - 1998* Status?

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Executive Aviation Services   

(****) Unconfirmed

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Fast Cargo Airways   

1987* - 1987* Status?

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Flufelagid Ernir   

1978* - 1979* Status?

^ Comments : Flufelagid Ernir was formed as Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service in 1969

^ Genealogy : Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service >Flufelagid Ernir

Flugfélag Akureyri (Island Airways)  updated in 2017

1938 - 1940 Renamed

^ 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)]

^ Genealogy : Flugfelag Akureyar >Flugfélag Islands + Loftleidir =>Icelandair (Flugleidir)

Flugfelag Austurlands   

(2016) Began?

^ Comments : Flugfélag Austurlands is planning to commence operations in the summer of 2016

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Flugfelag Austurlands   

1972* - 2000 Renamed

^ Comments : Eastair was formed as Flugfelag Austurlands in 1972 offering sightseeing flights in Eastern Iceland

^ Genealogy : Flugfelag Austurlands >Eastair

Flugfélag Íslands   

1940 - 1973 Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Flugfelag Akureyar >Flugfélag Islands + Loftleidir =>Icelandair (Flugleidir)

Flugferdir   

1962 - 1965 Renamed

^ Comments : Flugstoedin was formed in 1962 as Flugferdir

^ Genealogy : Flugferdir >Flugstoedin

Flugjonustan   

1954^ - 1969* Status?

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Flugstoedin   

1965 - 1979* Status?

^ Comments : Flugstoedin was formed in 1962 as Flugferdir

^ Genealogy : Flugferdir >Flugstoedin

Flugsyn   

1960* - 1975* Status?

^ Comments : Flugsyn was founded in 1960

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Flugtag   

1990* - 1991 Renamed

^ Comments : Islandsflug was established in 1991 by the merger of two small domestic scheduled airlines, Eagle Air Domestic and Flugtak

^ Genealogy : Eagle Air Domestic + Flugtak =>Islandsflug >>Air Atlanta Icelandic

Flugtaxi   

2004* - 2006* Status?

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Fragtflug Iceland   

1970* - 1972* Status?

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Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service   

1969* - 1970* Renamed

^ Comments : Flufelagid Ernir was formed as Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service in 1969

^ Genealogy : Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service >Flufelagid Ernir

Icebird Airlines   

1999 - 2005 Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Icebird Airlines >>Air Atlanta Icelandic

IceJet   

2005* - 2010 Inactive

^ Comments : Icejet was a charter airline founded in 2005. Ceased flights in Aug2010

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Iceland Airways   

1946* - 1957 Renamed

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^ Genealogy : >Icelandair

Iceland Express   

2003 - 2012 Inactive

^ Comments : Iceland Express started operations on 27Feb2003. On 24Oct2012, WOW air acquired Iceland Express' operations and network

^ Genealogy : Pro >Iceland Express >>WOW

Icelandair (Flugleidir)   

1973 - date Active

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Flugfelag Akureyar >Flugfélag Islands + Loftleidir =>Icelandair (Flugleidir)

Icelandair Cargo   

2000 - date Active

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Iscargo   

1972 - 1979* Inactive

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Islandsflug   

1986 - 2005 Renamed

^ Comments : Islandsflug was established in 1991 by the merger of two small domestic scheduled airlines, Eagle Air Domestic and Flugtak

^ Genealogy : Eagle Air Domestic + Flugtak =>Islandsflug >>Air Atlanta Icelandic

Islandsflug Cargo   

2002* - 2006* Status?

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JetX   

2004 - 2008 Renamed

^ Comments : Primera Air Scandinavia, regional and international charter carrier that originated in Italy as JetX and moved to Iceland & then Denmark

^ Genealogy : JetX >Primera Air >Primera Air Scandinavia

Jökull (Jokull)   

(2001) Began?

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Jorvik Aviation   

2004* - 2004* Inactive

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Landsflug   

2004 - 2008 Inactive

^ Comments : Landsflug was established in 2004 and started operations on 01Oct2004. In 2008, the company was disestablished

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Loftleidir Icelandic  updated in 2017

2003* - date Active

^ Comments : The Loftleidir branding re-emerged in 2003, when the newly created wet-lease and charter subsidiary of Icelandair Group was named Loftleidir Icelandic

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Loftleidir Icelandic Airlines  updated in 2017

1944* - 1973 Renamed

^ 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 Copenhage [ICELANDAIR was formed by a merger of FLUGFEKAG ISLANDS (formed in 1937) and LOFTLEIDIR ICELANDIC AIRLINES (formed in 1944)]

^ Genealogy : Flugfelag Akureyar >Flugfélag Islands + Loftleidir =>Icelandair (Flugleidir)

MD Airlines   

2000 - 2002 Inactive

^ Comments : MD Airlines was founded under the name MKF (MK Flugfelagid) in 2000. Charter airline operating to European destinations

^ Genealogy : MKF (MK Flugfelagid) >MD Airlines

MKF (MK Flugfelagid)   

2000^ - 2000 Renamed

^ Comments : MD Airlines was founded under the name MKF (MK Flugfelagid) in 2000. Charter airline operating to European destinations

^ Genealogy : MKF (MK Flugfelagid) >MD Airlines

Mýflug (Myflug Air)   

1985* - date Active

^ Comments : Mýflug (Myflug Air) (named after Lake Mývatn in Northern Iceland) was established in 1985

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Nordlandair (Flugelag Nordurlands)   

1975 - 1997 Renamed

^ Comments : Air Iceland was formed in Akureyri by Tryggvi Helgason as Norðurflug, and was incorporated as Flugfélag Norðurlands on 01May1975. Operations started on 30Jun1997

^ Genealogy : Norðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands >Air Iceland

Nordurflug   

1959 - 1975 Renamed

^ Comments : Air Iceland was formed in Akureyri by Tryggvi Helgason as Norðurflug on 01Nov1959, and was incorporated as Flugfélag Norðurlands on 01May1975. Operations started on 30Jun1997

^ Genealogy : Norðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands >Air Iceland

Norlandair   

1974* - 1976* Inactive

^ Comments : Norlandair was founded in 1974

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Norlandair Iceland   

2008 - date Active

^ Comments : Norlandair was founded on the 01Jun2008 when it acquired the Twin Otter flight operation of Air lceland

^ Genealogy : Air Icekand +>Norlandair

North Air   

1973* - 1974 Status?

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Odin Air   

1994* - 1994* Status?

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Polafern   

1970s Status?

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Primera Air   

2008 - 2009 Renamed

^ Comments : Primera Air Scandinavia, regional and international charter carrier that originated in Italy as JetX and moved to Iceland & then Denmark

^ Genealogy : JetX >Primera Air >Primera Air Scandinavia

Pro   

2002 - 2002 Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Pro >Iceland Express >>WOW

Prosky   

(2002) Began?

^ Comments : Prosky intended to start operating in mid-2002 with passenger services

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Thor Air Cargo  updated in 2017

1971 - 1972* Inactive

^ Comments : Thor Air Cargo was founded in Mar1971 by Thor Kjartansson. Flew Vickers Vanguard 952 aircraft

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Vaengir   

1950* - 1979* Status?

^ Comments : Vaengir was founded on 25May1950

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WOW air   

2012 - date Active

^ Comments : WOW air was founded in Nov2011 & commenced operations on 31May2012. On 24Oct2012, it acquired Iceland Express' operations and network

^ Genealogy : Pro >Iceland Express >>WOW

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