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Encyclopedia > Icelandair
Icelandair
IATA
FI
ICAO
ICE
Callsign
ICEAIR
Founded 1937
Hubs Keflavík International Airport
Frequent flyer program Saga Club
Member lounge Saga Lounge
Fleet size 23
Destinations 26
Parent company Icelandair Group
Headquarters Reykjavík, Iceland
Key people President and CEO: Jón Karl Ólafsson
Website: http://www.icelandair.net

Icelandair (OMX: ICEAIR ) is the flag carrier airline of Iceland, based in Reykjavík. It is part of the Icelandair Group and operates services to 22 cities in 12 countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Its main base is Keflavík International Airport.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Keflavík International Airport (Icelandic: Keflavíkurflugvöllur) (IATA: KEF, ICAO: BIKF) is the largest airport in Iceland and the countrys main hub for international transportation. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Icelandair Group is a subsidiary of Icelandic investment company FL GROUP and owner of the airline Icelandair and numerous other travel industry companies. ... Location in Iceland Coordinates: , Constituency Government  - Mayor (Borgarstjóri) Vilhjálmur Þ. Vilhjálmsson Area  - City 274. ... OMX AB is a Swedish-Finnish financial services company, formed in 2003 through a merger between OM AB and HEX plc. ... For other uses, see Flag carrier (disambiguation). ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Location in Iceland Coordinates: , Constituency Government  - Mayor (Borgarstjóri) Vilhjálmur Þ. Vilhjálmsson Area  - City 274. ... Icelandair Group is a subsidiary of Icelandic investment company FL GROUP and owner of the airline Icelandair and numerous other travel industry companies. ... “Atlantic” redirects here. ... Keflavík International Airport (Icelandic: Keflavíkurflugvöllur) (IATA: KEF, ICAO: BIKF) is the largest airport in Iceland and the countrys main hub for international transportation. ...

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History

[citation needed] Icelandair traces its roots to 1937 when Flugfélag Akureyrar was founded in Akureyri on the north coast of Iceland. Operations started in 1938 with a Waco YKS-7 floatplane. In 1940 the company moved its headquarters to Reykjavík, and changed its name to Flugfélag Íslands. A company called Loftleiðir had been formed by three pilots in 1944 . Initially Loftleiðir and Flugfélag Íslands concentrated on Icelandic domestic air services. Nickname: Location of Akureyri in Iceland Coordinates: , Constituency Northeast Area  - City 125 km²  (48. ... Loftleiðir was a private Icelandic airline. ...


In 1945 Flugfélag Íslands (Iceland Airways Ltd.) made its first international flights to Scotland and Denmark. Scheduled international services were commenced in 1946 with converted B-24 Liberator aircraft leased from Scottish Airways. Loftleidir began international operations in 1947 , and its pioneering low-fare services across the North-Atlantic commenced in 1953 . At the time IATA determined the fares for airlines flying between Europe and North-America and all airlines charged the same amount. Loftleidir was not a part of IATA and could therefore determine its own fares, undercutting all competing airlines. This made them a popular hub for travel between Europe and North-America. This article is about the country. ... The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was an American heavy bomber that was produced in greater numbers than any other American combat aircraft during World War II and still holds the record as the most produced allied aircraft. ... “IATA” redirects here. ... The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


Flugfélag Íslands and Loftleiðir were merged in 1973 and the name Flugleiðir was adopted. The company's English name became Icelandair. A large portion of the air traffic between the United States to Europe flies over Iceland making the island a transfer point for people travelling between the U.S. to Europe and vice versa. This accounts for much of the company's passenger traffic. Icelandair's stopover plan dates back to when Loftleidir started the plan in 1963 on its transatlantic flights at no extra cost. At the time Loftleidir was the only airline that did this and therefore pioneered sixth freedom rights. Early sixth freedom flights operated to Findel airport in Luxembourg. That airport was eventually dropped in 1999 in favor of service to more populous cities in Europe. In 1996, Icelandair entered into an interline and marketing agreement with low fare airline, Southwest Airlines. [2] This allowed Southwest to carry American passengers destined for Europe. The agreements are no longer in effect. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Icelandair is the national airline of Iceland, flying international and domestic flights. ... The Freedoms of the air are a set of commercial aviation rights granting a countrys airline(s) the privilege to enter and land in another countrys airspace. ...

A pair of Douglas DC-8s at Luxembourg Airport in 1983

After the merger, Icelandair was the holding company for the two airlines, but assumed all operating responsibilities in October 1979 . In 1997 it established a subsidiary, Air Iceland, to operate domestic and selected short-haul routes. In January 2002 , Flugleiðir-Icelandair Group became a holding company with 11 subsidiaries, of which Icelandair is the largest. In March 2005 the groups name was changed to FL Group. In October 2005, FL Group sold its airline and travel operations and a new company was formed, Icelandair Group. Icelandair has 2,565 employees (at March 2007).[1] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 522 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 668 pixel, file size: 185 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 522 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 668 pixel, file size: 185 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... Luxembourg-Findel International Airport (IATA: LUX, ICAO: ELLX) is the main airport of Luxembourg. ... Air Iceland Fokker F50 Air Iceland is a regional airline based in Reykjavík, Iceland. ... Icelandair Group is a subsidiary of Icelandic investment company FL GROUP and owner of the airline Icelandair and numerous other travel industry companies. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Destinations

Icelandair transported over one and a half million passengers in 2005 (1,526,241), the largest number of passengers that the airline has transported in one year. The number of passengers increased 14.5% from the previous year and since 1993 this amount has tripled. On average Icelandair operated 28 flights a day in 2005.[3].

Boeing 757-200 with winglets taking off
Boeing 757-200 with winglets taking off
Another view of a Boeing 757-200 take off. The nosewheel and main undercarriage doors are still retracting
Another view of a Boeing 757-200 take off. The nosewheel and main undercarriage doors are still retracting

Destinations served from Iceland: [citation needed] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1875x1331, 963 KB) Icelandair Boeing 757-200 (TF-FIV) takes off from London Heathrow Airport, England. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1875x1331, 963 KB) Icelandair Boeing 757-200 (TF-FIV) takes off from London Heathrow Airport, England. ... The Boeing 757 is a medium-range transcontinental commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... A winglet is a device used to improve the efficiency of aircraft by lowering the lift-induced drag caused by wingtip vortices. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 468 pixelsFull resolution (2840 × 1661 pixel, file size: 337 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Icelandair Boeing 757-200 (TF-FIO) taking off from London Heathrow Airport. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 468 pixelsFull resolution (2840 × 1661 pixel, file size: 337 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Icelandair Boeing 757-200 (TF-FIO) taking off from London Heathrow Airport. ... The Boeing 757 is a medium-range transcontinental commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


Europe

For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Geography Country Belgium Community French Community Region Walloon Region Province Liège Arrondissement Liège Coordinates , , Area 69. ... Liège airport (IATA: LGG, ICAO: EBLG) is the second biggest cargo airport in Belgium and was in 2006 the 8th or 9th biggest cargo airport in Europe [1]. Liège is located in the center of the golden triangle Paris - Amsterdam - Frankfurt that handle 66 % of the european freight... Billund is a municipality in the center of the Jutland Peninsula of Denmark, in the county of Ribe. ... Billund Airport in Billund, Denmark (IATA code BLL), is a facility which serves as one of Europes busiest air cargo centers, as well as a charter airline destination, although some regular airlines also offer flights there. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... Copenhagen Airport (Danish: , Swedish: ) (IATA: CPH, ICAO: EKCH) is the major airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark, though also serving Malmö, Sweden. ... Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Province Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - City manager Jussi Pajunen Area  - City 187. ... One of the Helsinki-Vantaas runways Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (IATA: HEL, ICAO: EFHK) in Vantaa, Finland, is the main airport of the Helsinki metropolitan region and the whole of Finland. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Charles de Gaulle International Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: ), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in Paris, is one of worlds principal aviation centres, as well as Frances main international airport. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... It has been suggested that Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Frankfurt Airport Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF), known in German as Rhein-Main-Flughafen or Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, is located near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... Munich International Airport (IATA: MUC, ICAO: EDDM), officially named Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (German: Flughafen München-Franz-Josef-Strauß) is located 28 km northeast of Munich, Germany, and is a hub for Lufthansa and Star Alliance partner airlines. ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... Malpensa International Airport (IATA: MXP, ICAO: LIMC) is located in the province of Varese, near Milan, Italy. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands main airport. ... County Hordaland District Midhordland Municipality NO-1201 Administrative centre Bergen Mayor (2006) Herman Friele (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 215 465 km² 445 km² 0. ... Bergen Airport, Flesland is the airport in Bergen, Norway, located 19 km south of downtown. ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ... The large check-in hall Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (IATA: OSL, ICAO: ENGM) (Norwegian: Oslo lufthavn, Gardermoen) is located in Gardermoen in Ullensaker, Norway, 48 km north of Oslo. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Interior view of the airport Barcelona International Airport (IATA: BCN, ICAO: LEBL), also known as El Prat, is the main airport serving Barcelona, Spain. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... New Terminal 4 Interior Madrid Barajas International Airport (IATA: MAD, ICAO: LEMD), located northeast of Madrids city center, is the most important international and domestic gateway in Spain, the Iberian Peninsula and southern Europe. ... For other uses, see Gothenburg (disambiguation). ... Landvetter (IATA: GOT, ICAO: ESGG) is an international airport serving the Gothenburg region in Sweden. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (IATA: ARN, ICAO: ESSA), is an international airport located in Sigtuna Municipality near to the town of Märsta, about 42km north of Stockholm and nearly 40km, by road, south-east of Uppsala. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... Glasgow International Airport (IATA: GLA, ICAO: EGPF) is located 8 miles (13 km) west of Glasgow city centre, near the towns of Paisley and Renfrew in Renfrewshire, Scotland. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... “Heathrow” redirects here. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For City Airport Manchester, UK, see City Airport Manchester. ...

North America

North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Nova Scotia Established April 1, 1996 Government  - Type Regional Municipality  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs List of MPs Alexa McDonough Geoff Regan Michael Savage Peter Stoffer (Bill Casey) (Gerald Keddy) (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs... Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport[5], or Halifax International Airport (IATA: YHZ, ICAO: CYHZ) is an airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada that serves the Halifax Regional Municipality and central Nova Scotia as well as adjacent areas in the neighbouring Maritime provinces. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... “YYZ” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... Orlando Sanford International Airport (IATA: SFB, ICAO: KSFB) is an airport in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando, Florida. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... Baltimore redirects here. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA: BWI, ICAO: KBWI) serves the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... “Boston” redirects here. ... For the Logan airport in Billings, Montana, see Billings Logan International Airport. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... “Minneapolis” redirects here. ... For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-Saint Paul. ... Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, by far the largest and busiest airport in the state of Minnesota, straddles the southern border of the cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. ... This article is about the state. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... , For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ...

Fleet

The Icelandair fleet includes the following aircraft (at February 2007): [citation needed] Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

On 28 February 2005 Icelandair signed a contract for two Boeing 787s for delivery in 2010 and purchase rights for 5 more. On 5 April 2006 Icelandair signed a contract to exercise two of their five Boeing 787 purchase rights for delivery in 2012.[citation needed] The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... A winglet is a device used to improve the efficiency of aircraft by lowering the lift-induced drag caused by wingtip vortices. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently in production by Boeing Commercial Airplanes and scheduled to enter service in November 2008. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently in production by Boeing Commercial Airplanes and scheduled to enter service in November 2008. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently in production by Boeing Commercial Airplanes and scheduled to enter service in November 2008. ...


Icelandair shares many of these aircraft with its sister company Loftleiðir Icelandic. Loftleiðir Icelandic is now operating 6 Boeing 757-200s and 3 Boeing 767-300s. Icelease, another sister company of Icelandair, owns 15 Boeing 737-800. These aircraft are leased to other companies including Air China and Hong Kong Airlines until the 2008 Olympics end.[citation needed]


Previously operated

  • The first jets Icelandair acquired for their international routes were Douglas DC-8-63CFs, when the airline was still operating as Loftleiðir Icelandic, and Boeing 727s as Flugfélag Íslands. The DC-8-63CF fleet was acquired from Seaboard World Airlines of the USA. After the merger of the two, both types were used but, during the 1990s, they started acquiring their current fleet of Boeing 757s, along with Boeing 737s that have now been phased out of operation.
  • An interesting Loftleidir Icelandic subsidiary was International Air Bahama, acquired in the early 1970's, which operated a single Douglas DC-8-63CF (N8630; later TF-FLE) between Nassau, Bahamas and Luxembourg. With six weekly rotations, this aircraft became one of the most-utilized in the world. Eastbound flights were usually made nonstop, but the then-short runway at Luxembourg almost always mandated fuel-stops at either Shannon, Ireland or Santa Maria, Azores for westbound flights...though Keflavik, Iceland and Goose Bay, Labrador were also used very infrequently, depending on the computer flight plan. International Air Bahama was discontinued when airfares from Miami--where most of its traffic originated--dropped to near-Nassau levels, to more major European cities like Brussels, Belgium; Amsterdam, Netherlands and Frankfurt, Germany.

The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... Loftleiðir was a private Icelandic airline. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... PBY Catalina was the United States Navy designation for an American and Canadian-built flying boat of the 1930s and 1940s. ... Boeing 314 A flying boat is an aircraft that is designed to take off and land on water, in particular a type of seaplane which uses its fuselage as a floating hull (instead of pontoons mounted below the fuselage). ...

External links

  • Icelandair
  • Icelandair Fleet Detail
  • Photos of Icelandair aircraft

References

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-04-03, p. 92. 
  2. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/stories/1996/12/16/daily5.html
  3. ^ Icelandair 2005 Annual Report

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Icelandair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (365 words)
Icelandair is the largest Icelandic airline, with offices based in Reykjavík.
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