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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)

Latest updates

 

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]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Air Arctic   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012 - 2014
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Arctic ceased operations in 2014

Air Arctic Iceland (Arctic Air)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Atlanta Icelandic   

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

Air Iceland (Flugfelag Islands)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1997 - 2017
Airline Code : NY : FXI
Genealogy : Nilrðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands >Air Iceland >Air Iceland Connect
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. Rebranded itself as Air Iceland Connect as of 24May2017

Air Iceland Connect  added in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nilrðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands >Air Iceland >Air Iceland Connect
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Viking   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

AirXport   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Arnarflug   

Status : Renamed

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 & ceased in Aug1990

ATL Icelandic   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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

Atlantic Island Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Atlantsflug   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Bluebird Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
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

Eagle Air   

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 & ceased in Aug1990

Eagle Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Eagle Air Domestic   

Status : Renamed

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

Eastair   

Status : Unsure

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

Ernir Airlines (Emir Air)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Executive Aviation Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Fast Cargo Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Flufelagid Ernir   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Flugfélag Akureyri (Island Airways)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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)]

Flugfelag Austurlands   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Flugfelag Austurlands   

Status : Renamed

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

Flugfélag Íslands   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Flugferdir   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1962 - 1965
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Flugferdir >Flugstoedin
Comments : Flugstoedin was formed in 1962 as Flugferdir

Flugjonustan   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1954^ - 1969*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Flugstoedin   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1965 - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Flugferdir >Flugstoedin
Comments : Flugstoedin was formed in 1962 as Flugferdir

Flugsyn   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1960* - 1975*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Flugsyn was founded in 1960

Flugtag   

Status : Renamed

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

Flugtaxi   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Fragtflug Iceland   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Icebird Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1999 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Icebird Airlines >>Air Atlanta Icelandic
Comments : No further information 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

Iceland Airways   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1946* - 1957
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Icelandair
Comments : No further information 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

Icelandair (Flugleidir)   

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

Icelandair Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Iscargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Islandsflug   

Status : Renamed

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

Islandsflug Cargo   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

JetX   

Status : Renamed

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

Jökull (Jokull)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Jorvik Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information 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

Loftleidir Icelandic  updated in 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

Loftleidir Icelandic Airlines  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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

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

MKF (MK Flugfelagid)   

Status : Renamed

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

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

Nordlandair (Flugelag Nordurlands)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1975 - 1997
Airline Code : UI : ---
Genealogy : Nilrðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands >Air Iceland >Air Iceland Connect
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. Rebranded itself as Air Iceland Connect as of 24May2017]

Nordurflug  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1959 - 1975
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nilrðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands >Air Iceland >Air Iceland Connect
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. Rebranded itself as Air Iceland Connect as of 24May2017]

Norlandair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1974* - 1976*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Norlandair was founded in 1974

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

North Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Odin Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Polafern   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Primera Air   

Status : Renamed

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

Pro   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2002 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Pro >Iceland Express >>WOW
Comments : No further information 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

Thor Air Cargo  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Vaengir  updated in 2017

Status : Unsure

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 Iceland

WOW air   

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
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