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Air Atlanta Icelandic is an airline based in Reykjavík, Iceland. It leases wide-bodied aircraft on an ACMI (Aircraft, Crews, Maintenance, Insurance) basis to airlines needing extra passenger and cargo capacity. Its prime aircraft are Boeing 747, Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 and more than 60 aircraft are in their fleet. Cargo operations are also included using Boeing 747 Freighters. Air Atlanta Icelandic operates from multiple bases around the world. It also operates charter services from Keflavík International Airport for Icelandic tour operators. The word airline can also have these meanings: see Airline (disambiguation). ... Reykjavík See also: Reykjavík, Manitoba in Canada Reykjavík (pronounced in Icelandic) is the capital of Iceland, its largest city and the northernmost capital city of any country. ... Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-412. ... The Boeing 757 is a medium-range transcontinental commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-200 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Keflavík International Airport (also known as Flugstöð Leifs Eiríkssonar) (IATA: KEF, ICAO: BIKF) is the largest airport in Iceland. ...

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Code Data

  • International Air Transport Association|IATA Code: CC
  • International Civil Aviation Organisation|ICAO Code: ABD
  • Callsign: Atlanta

History

The airline was established on 10 February 1986 by Captain Arngrimur Johannsson (Chairman of the company) and his wife, Thora Gudmundsdottir. Their first contract came when Caribbean Airways wet-leased a Douglas DC-8 from them for their London to Barbados flights. In 1988, the airline leased planes for Air Afrique to be used during the hajj pilmigrage trips. This would become an important part of the structure of Air Atlanta later on. February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... On March 28, 1961, Air Afrique was established as a transnational African airline cofounded by Air France and the following 11 Western African countries: Benin Burkina Faso Central African Republic Chad Congo Republic Ivory Coast Mali Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo. ... The Hajj or Haj (Arabic حَجّ Ḥaǧǧ) is the Pilgrimage to Mecca (or, Makkah) and is the fifth of the Five Pillars of Islam in Sunni Islam and is one of the eleven Branches of Religion in Shia Islam. ...


Sudan Airways and Lufthansa were among the other airlines that benefited from leasing passenger airplanes from Air Atlanta Icelandic during the late 1980s, as well as Finnair, which leased a Boeing 737 from the Icelandic company. Sudan Airways is the national airline of Sudan. ... Lufthansa (Deutsche Lufthansa AG) is the largest German airline company, headquartered in Cologne. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Finnair McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Finnair A320-200 Finnair is Finlands biggest airline and the national flag carrier. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ...


It was in 1992 that Air Atlanta Icelandic was able to take passengers to the sky with their own airline operation. Their first flight was done on a Lockheed L-1011 plane. Later in 1992, Air Atlanta Icelandic participated in the United Nations peacekeepers airlifting, flying the UN representants from former Yugoslavia to Nigeria and France. 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 aircraft which was modified in Cambridge, UK, by Marshall Aerospace The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ... The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established in 1945. ...


In 1993, the Boeing 747 arrived, and Saudi Arabian Airlines became one of the first airlines to lease that plane from Air Atlanta Icelandic, also for hajj flights. And, after signing a contract with Samvinn Travel, Air Atlanta Icelandic began operating domestic charter flights too. Later, in 1993, a flight from Phnom Penh to Bangkok was launched, using a Boeing 737. 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-412. ... Saudi Arabian Airlines (Arabic: الخطوط الجوية العربية السعودية) is the national airline of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... City motto: No motto City proper Province Phnom Penh Mayor Kep Chuktema ( ) Area 290 km² Population 862,000 Density 3446. ... Bangkok from the Chao Phraya River at sunset, July 2004 The Wat Phra Kaew temple The Bangkok Skytrain at sunset on Thanon Silom A Bangkok canal with a home and residents swimming. ...


By 1994, Air Atlanta Icelandic had obtained rights to operate service from many other international countries, including the United States, from where they had a flight to Colombia, and the Philippines, where they were allowed to operate domestic charter flights. About that time, they began to offer flights within Europe for free and began service to Portugal. 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... World map showing Europe (geographically) When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ...


In 1996 a couple rented a Air Atlanta Icelandic L-1011 to have a sky-wedding. The couple and their wedding guests were treated to a flight over the arctic circle, while the wedding was performed inside the jet. 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


1997 saw the arrival of contracts with such airlines as Britannia Airways and Iberia, which would use an Air Atlanta Icelandic plane for its routes from Barajas International Airport in Madrid to Jose Marti International Airport in Havana and to other points in the Caribbean. That year also saw the arrival of the airline's first Boeing 747SP plane, which would later be utilized by government officials, sports teams and The Rolling Stones, among others. 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Britannia Airways was the largest charter airline in the United Kingdom, rebranded as Thomsonfly in 2005. ... Iberia Airlines of Spain, usually shortened to Iberia, is the name of the national airline of Spain. ... Barajas International Airport, located in Madrid, is Spains most important international and domestic getaway center. ... Plaza de Cibeles (Cibeles square) and the Palacio de Comunicaciones (Communications Palace) Coat of arms. ... José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba, is Cubas main international and domestic getaway. ... Havana (Spanish: San Cristóbal de La Habana; UN/LOCODE: Habana (CU HAV)) is the capital of Cuba and, with a population of 2. ... ... The Rolling Stones are a British rock group who rose to prominence during the 1960s. ...


In 1998, Air Atlanta Icelandic leased planes for British Airways, and in 1999 Magnus G. Thorstenn was named the company's new CEO. In '99 also, the airline became a fully wide bodied airplane airline, when they sold the last of their Boeing 737's. In year 2000, Air India joined the growing list of other airlines that have leased airplanes from Air Atlanta Icelandic airlines. 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... British Airways is the largest airline of the United Kingdom. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Air India (Hindi: एअर इंडिया) is the national flag carrier airline of India with a network of passenger and cargo services worldwide. ...


Air Atlanta Icelandic still leases their jets to a number of airlines, while providing their own airline flights, taking passengers to such places as Puerto Rico, Kenya, Cuba, Barcelona and the rest of Europe on charter flights. Model airplane wise, Air Atlanta Icelandic has Schabak and Flight Miniatures under contract to produce those types of promotional items for the airline/leaser company. Barcelona within Barcelonès Population (2003) 1,582,738 Area 100. ... Aircraft modeling or aeromodelling is a hobby that has been popular since the 1930s. ... Schabak is a die-cast toy producer from Germany. ... Flight Miniatures is a company dedicated to making and selling model aircraft, mostly airliners but also military. ...


In 2003 Air Atlanta Icelandic expanded into the UK with their subsidary, Air Atlanta Europe who operate 747's ad-hoc, charter and for florida tour operator, Travel City Direct. 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In March 2004 the company acquired a 40.5% stake in the UK charter airline Excel Airways, later increased to 76.9%. 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Excel Airways Boeing 737-400 takes off at Bristol International Airport, England Excel Airways is a charter airline with headquarters at Crawley in the United Kingdom. ...


In January 2005 The Avion Group was formed and Air Atlanta Icelandic and Islandflug merged under the Air Atlanta Icelandic brand name. 2005 (Roman: MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2005 The avion group accuired Eimskip a leading Icelandic sea transportation company and UK holiday company, Travel City Direct. 2005 (Roman: MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Avion Group now currently have 66 Boeing and Airbus aircraft in the fleet with a total number of 3,200 employees involved their aviation activities. The shipping and logistics division is represented by Eimskip, the prime maritime transportation company in Iceland, with its fleet of 18 ships, suported by 1,350 people at 55 operational bases.


Services

Air Atlanta Icelandic operates services to the following international scheduled destinations (at January 2005): Havana, Madrid, Manchester and Orlando. 2005 (Roman: MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Havana (Spanish: San Cristóbal de La Habana; UN/LOCODE: Habana (CU HAV)) is the capital of Cuba and, with a population of 2. ... Plaza de Cibeles (Cibeles square) and the Palacio de Comunicaciones (Communications Palace) Coat of arms. ... Manchester is a city in the North West of England. ... Skyline of Orlando at night, from across Lake Eola The city of Orlando is the county seat of Orange County, Florida. ...


Fleet

The Air Atlanta Icelandic fleet consists of the following aircraft (at September 2005):


Passenger Fleet

  • 4 Boeing 737-300QC
  • 6 Boeing 737-400
  • 4 Boeing 747-200
  • 6 Boeing 747-300
  • 3 Boeing 747-400
  • 4 Boeing 757-200
  • 2 Boeing 767-300
  • 1 Airbus A310-300

Cargo Aircraft 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... The Boeing 747, which is also known as the jumbo jet, is the second largest passenger airliner after the Airbus A380. ... The Boeing 747, which is also known as the jumbo jet, is the second largest passenger airliner after the Airbus A380. ... The Boeing 747, which is also known as the jumbo jet, is the second largest passenger airliner after the Airbus A380. ... The Boeing 757 is a medium-range transcontinental commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Airbus A310 is a short to medium range widebody airliner developed from the Airbus A300 and manufactured by Airbus Industrie. ...

  • 4 Boeing 737-300QC
  • 13 Boeing 747-200SF
  • 4 Airbus A300-600RF
  • 1 Airbus A310-300F

External Links

  • Air Atlanta Icelandic
  • Air Atlanta Icelandic Fleet Detail
Airlines of Iceland
Air Atlanta Icelandic | Air Iceland | Bluebird Cargo | Iceland Express | Icelandair | Islandsflug | JetX Airlines

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Aerospace Technology - Air Atlanta Icelandic - Aircraft Wet Lease B737, B747, B757, B767, A300 and A310 (425 words)
Air Atlanta Icelandic operates a variety of passenger and cargo aircraft such as B737, B747, B757, B767, A300 and A310.
Air Atlanta Icelandic's primary goal is to provide reliable, fast and comprehensive service to other airlines and tour operators in need of additional capacity.
The fleet is comprised of approximately 50 aircraft, all of which are registered in Iceland and maintained and operated to the highest JAA standards.
Airsider - commercial aviation news and reports (1627 words)
Air Atlanta is a JAR 145 and JAR 147 approved company and all technical planning and training is done inhouse at the home base in Iceland.
Air Atlanta Icelandic did also set up a centralised warehouse facility for its stock of spare parts in 1999 at the former military airport, which is the location of the company's largest permanent facility outside of Iceland.
Air Atlanta is planning to operate 15-17 freighters by 2006, with a similar number of widebody passenger jets.
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