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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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>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

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

Status Operating Dates

Air Arctic   

Inactive 2012 - 2014

^ Comments : Air Arctic ceased operations in 2014

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Air Arctic Iceland (Arctic Air)   

Inactive 1985 - 1986

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code :  

Air Atlanta Icelandic   

Active 1986 - date

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

^ Genealogy : >Air Atlanta Icelandic

^ Airline Code : CC : ABD

Air Iceland (Flugfelag Islands)  updated

Renamed 1997 - 2017

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Norðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands >Air Iceland >Air Iceland Connect

^ Airline Code : NY : FXI

Air Iceland Connect  added

Active 2017 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Norðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands >Air Iceland >Air Iceland Connect

^ Airline Code :  

Air Viking   

Inactive 1972* - 1976

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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AirXport   

Inactive 1986 - 1989

^ Comments :  

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Arnarflug   

Renamed 1976* - 1986

^ 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

^ Airline Code :  

ATL Icelandic   

Unsure 1989* - 1989*

^ Comments :  

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Atlanta Icelandic Air Transport (Tempair)   

Not started (1988*)

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code :  

Atlantic Island Air   

Inactive 1992* - 1993*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Atlantsflug   

Active 2010* - date

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Bluebird Cargo   

Active 2001 - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : 1B : BBD

Eagle Air   

Active 1986* - date

^ 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

^ Airline Code : -- : FEI

Eagle Air Cargo   

Inactive 1976 - 1986

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : TF : ---

Eagle Air Domestic   

Renamed 1990* - 1991

^ 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

^ Airline Code :  

Eastair   

Unsure 2000 - 2000*

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

^ Genealogy : Flugfelag Austurlands >Eastair

^ Airline Code : -- : EGX

Ernir Airlines (Emir Air)   

Unsure 1998* - 1998*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code :  

Executive Aviation Services   

Unconfirmed (****)

^ Comments :  

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Fast Cargo Airways   

Unsure 1987* - 1987*

^ Comments :  

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^ Airline Code :  

Flufelagid Ernir   

Unsure 1978* - 1979*

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

^ Genealogy : Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service >Flufelagid Ernir

^ Airline Code :  

Flugfélag Akureyri (Island Airways)  updated

Renamed 1938 - 1940

^ 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)

^ Airline Code :  

Flugfelag Austurlands   

Not started (2016)

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

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^ Airline Code :  

Flugfelag Austurlands   

Renamed 1972* - 2000

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

^ Genealogy : Flugfelag Austurlands >Eastair

^ Airline Code : EZ : EGX

Flugfélag Íslands   

Renamed 1940 - 1973

^ Comments :  

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

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Flugferdir   

Renamed 1962 - 1965

^ Comments : Flugstoedin was formed in 1962 as Flugferdir

^ Genealogy : Flugferdir >Flugstoedin

^ Airline Code :  

Flugjonustan   

Unsure 1954^ - 1969*

^ Comments :  

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Flugstoedin   

Unsure 1965 - 1979*

^ Comments : Flugstoedin was formed in 1962 as Flugferdir

^ Genealogy : Flugferdir >Flugstoedin

^ Airline Code :  

Flugsyn   

Unsure 1960* - 1975*

^ Comments : Flugsyn was founded in 1960

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Flugtag   

Renamed 1990* - 1991

^ 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

^ Airline Code :  

Flugtaxi   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

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Fragtflug Iceland   

Unsure 1970* - 1972*

^ Comments :  

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Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service   

Renamed 1969* - 1970*

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

^ Genealogy : Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service >Flufelagid Ernir

^ Airline Code :  

Icebird Airlines   

Renamed 1999 - 2005

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Icebird Airlines >>Air Atlanta Icelandic

^ Airline Code :  

IceJet   

Inactive 2005* - 2010

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : ICJ

Iceland Airways   

Renamed 1946* - 1957

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Icelandair

^ Airline Code :  

Iceland Express   

Inactive 2003 - 2012

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

^ Genealogy : Pro >Iceland Express >>WOW

^ Airline Code : SW : AUE

Icelandair (Flugleidir)   

Active 1973 - date

^ 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)

^ Airline Code : FI : ICE

Icelandair Cargo   

Active 2000 - date

^ Comments :  

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^ Airline Code : F1 : ICE

Iscargo   

Inactive 1972 - 1979*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : IU : ---

Islandsflug   

Renamed 1986 - 2005

^ 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

^ Airline Code : HH : ICB

Islandsflug Cargo   

Unsure 2002* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

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JetX   

Renamed 2004 - 2008

^ 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

^ Airline Code : GX : JXX

Jökull (Jokull)   

Not started (2001)

^ Comments :  

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Jorvik Aviation   

Inactive 2004* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

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Landsflug   

Inactive 2004 - 2008

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : X9 : ISL

Loftleidir Icelandic  updated

Active 2003* - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : ICE

Loftleidir Icelandic Airlines  updated

Renamed 1944* - 1973

^ 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)

^ Airline Code :  

MD Airlines   

Inactive 2000 - 2002

^ 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

^ Airline Code : W3 : MDI

MKF (MK Flugfelagid)   

Renamed 2000^ - 2000

^ 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

^ Airline Code :  

Mýflug (Myflug Air)   

Active 1985* - date

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : MYA

Nordlandair (Flugelag Nordurlands)  updated

Renamed 1975 - 1997

^ 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]

^ Genealogy : Norðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands >Air Iceland >Air Iceland Connect

^ Airline Code : UI : ---

Nordurflug  updated

Renamed 1959 - 1975

^ 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]

^ Genealogy : Norðurflug >Flugfélag Norðurlands >Air Iceland >Air Iceland Connect

^ Airline Code :  

Norlandair   

Inactive 1974* - 1976*

^ Comments : Norlandair was founded in 1974

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code :  

Norlandair Iceland   

Active 2008 - date

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

^ Genealogy : Air Icekand +>Norlandair

^ Airline Code : -- : FNA

North Air   

Unsure 1973* - 1974

^ Comments :  

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Odin Air   

Unsure 1994* - 1994*

^ Comments :  

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^ Airline Code : -- : ODI

Polafern   

Unsure 1970s

^ Comments :  

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Primera Air   

Renamed 2008 - 2009

^ 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

^ Airline Code : GX : JXX

Pro   

Renamed 2002 - 2002

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Pro >Iceland Express >>WOW

^ Airline Code :  

Prosky   

Not started (2002)

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

^ Genealogy :  

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Thor Air Cargo  updated

Inactive 1971 - 1972*

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

^ Genealogy :  

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Vaengir  updated

Unsure 1950* - 1979*

^ 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

^ Genealogy :  

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WOW air   

Active 2012 - date

^ 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

^ Airline Code :  

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