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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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July 25, 2016AirXport operated between 1986 - 1989 [added]
July 25, 2016Air Arctic ceased operations in 2014 [status change]
May 30, 2016Flugfélag Austurlands is planning to commence opertions in the summer of 2016 [added]
AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments

Air Arctic

2012 - 2014Inactive

Air Arctic ceased operations in 2014

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Air Arctic Iceland (Arctic Air)

1985 - 1986Inactive

 

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Air Atlanta Icelandic

1986 - dateActive

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 - dateActive

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* - 1976Inactive

 

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AirXport

1986 - 1989Inactive

 

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Arnarflug

1976* - 1986Renamed

Eagle Air was founded on 10Apr1976 as Arnarflug by former employees of previously liquidated airline Air Viking. Started ops 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* - dateActive

 

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Bluebird Cargo

2001 - dateActive

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

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Eagle Air

1986* - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy - Arnarflug >Eagle Air

Eagle Air Cargo

1976 - 1986Inactive

 

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Eagle Air Domestic

1990* - 1991Renamed

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?

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?

Flufelagid Ernir was formed as Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service in 1969

^ Genealogy - Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service >Flufelagid Ernir

Flugfelag Akureyar (Island Airways)

1938 - 1940Renamed

Flugfelag Akureyar was founded in 1937 & started operations in 1938

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

Flugfelag Austurlands

1972* - 2000Renamed

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

^ Genealogy - Flugfelag Austurlands >Eastair

Flugfelag Austurlands

2016 >Planned

Flugfélag Austurlands is planning to commence opertions in the summer of 2016

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Flugfélag Íslands

1940 - 1973Renamed

 

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

Flugferdir

1962 - 1965Renamed

Flugstoedin was formed in 1962 as Flugferdir

^ Genealogy - Flugferdir >Flugstoedin

Flugjonustan

1954^ - 1969*Status?

 

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Flugstoedin

1965 - 1979*Status?

Flugstoedin was formed in 1962 as Flugferdir

^ Genealogy - Flugferdir >Flugstoedin

Flugsyn

1960* - 1975*Status?

Flugsyn was founded in 1960

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Flugtag

1990* - 1991Renamed

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

Flufelagid Ernir was formed as Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service in 1969

^ Genealogy - Hordur Gudmundsson Air Service >Flufelagid Ernir

Icebird Airlines

1999 - 2005Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Icebird Airlines >>Air Atlanta Icelandic

IceJet

2005* - 2010Inactive

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

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Iceland Airways

1946* - 1957Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - >Icelandair

Iceland Express

2003 - 2012Inactive

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

^ Genealogy - Pro >Iceland Express >>WOW

Icelandair (Flugleidir)

1973 - dateActive

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 - dateActive

 

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Iscargo

1972 - 1979*Inactive

 

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Islandsflug

1986 - 2005Renamed

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 - 2008Renamed

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 - 2008Inactive

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

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Loftleidir Icelandic

2003* - 2006*Status?

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

1944* - 1973Renamed

Loftleiðir was formed on 10Mar1944 & the first revenue flight (from Reykjavík to Ísafjörður) took place on 06Apr1944

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

MD Airlines

2000 - 2002Inactive

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^ - 2000Renamed

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* - dateActive

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

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Nordlandair (Flugelag Nordurlands)

1975 - 1997Renamed

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 - 1975Renamed

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

Norlandair

1974* - 1976*Inactive

Norlandair was founded in 1974

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Norlandair Iceland

2008 - dateActive

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

^ Genealogy - Air Icekand +>Norlandair

North Air

1973* - 1974Status?

 

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Odin Air

1994* - 1994*Status?

 

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Polafern

1970sStatus?

 

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Primera Air

2008 - 2009Renamed

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 - 2002Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Pro >Iceland Express >>WOW

Prosky

(2002)Began?

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

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Thor Air Cargo

**** - ****Inactive

 

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Vaengir

1950* - 1979*Status?

Vaengir was founded on 25May1950

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WOW air

2012 - dateActive

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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