Air Iceland

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Air Iceland
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IATA
NY
ICAO
FXI
Callsign
FAXI
Founded 1997
Hubs Reykjavík Airport
Focus cities Akureyri Airport
Frequent-flyer program Icelandair Saga Club
Fleet size 8
Destinations 13
Parent company Icelandair Group
Headquarters Reykjavík Airport
Reykjavík, Iceland
Key people Árni Gunnarsson
Website www.airiceland.is

Air Iceland (Icelandic: Flugfélag Íslands) is a regional airline with its head office at Reykjavík Airport in Reykjavík, Iceland.[1] It operates scheduled services to domestic destinations and to Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Its main bases are Reykjavík Airport and Akureyri Airport.[2] It is a subsidiary of Icelandair Group.

History[edit]

The airline was formed in Akureyri by Tryggvi Helgason as Nordurflug, and was incorporated as Flugfelag Nordurlands on 1 May 1975. A reorganisation and merger of Icelandair Domestic and Norlandair (Flugfélag Nordurlands) resulted in the present name in 1997. It is wholly owned by Icelandair Group and had 226 employees in March 2007.[2]

Destinations[edit]

Fleet[edit]

Air Iceland Fokker F50
Air Iceland Dash 8-100 at Ilulissat Airport

In February 2014 the Air Iceland fleet consisted of the following aircraft, with an average age of 19.1 years:[3]

Air Iceland fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers Notes
Bombardier Dash 8-200
2
37
Fokker 50
5
50
Total 7

In late 2011 Air Iceland acquired two Bombardier Dash 8-200 aircraft for delivery in early 2012. The aircraft will be fitted with improvements such as extra fuel tanks, renovated cabin interiors and a new advanced glass cockpit. Upon delivery of these aircraft, Air Iceland sold its only Dash 8-100 series. It previously operated ATR 42 from 2000 to 2003.[3]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 4 March 2011, as Dash 8 TF-JMB was landing at the Nuuk Airport it was hit by a microburst and the right wheel broke off causing the aircraft to slide off the runway. All 31 people on board were unharmed.[4] However, the aircraft was written off.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Home. Air Iceland. Retrieved on 13 February 2011. "Air Iceland - Reykjavik airport - 101 Reykjavik"
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 58. 
  3. ^ a b c "Air Iceland fleet list". planespotters.net. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Íslensk vél brotlenti á flugvellinum í Nuuk - allir farþegar ómeiddir" [Icelandic aircraft crashed at the airport in Nuuk - all passengers unharmed] (in Icelandic). 365. 4 March 2011. 

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