Islandsflug

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Islandsflug
Islandsflug logo.gif
IATA
HH
ICAO
ICB
Callsign
ICEBIRD
Founded 1991
Ceased operations 2004
Hubs Keflavik Airport
Headquarters Reykjavík
Website http://www.islandsflug.is
Islandsflug Boeing 737-400 landing at Bristol Airport, England
Islandsflug Cargo Airbus A300C4-605R taxiing at Madrid Barajas International Airport

Islandsflug was an airline and aircraft leasing company based in Iceland. It operated charter and scheduled passenger and cargo services, as well as wet lease services. Its main base was Keflavík International Airport, Reykjavík. In 2005 it merged into Air Atlanta Icelandic.[1] Landsflug took over the domestic operations of Islandsflug.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1991 by the merger of two small domestic scheduled airlines, Eagle Air Domestic and Flugtak. In 1994, the airline began overnight parcel services to East Midlands Airport using a Fairchild Metro aircraft. The airline took delivery of its first ATR-42 in 1996. In 1997, the airline became a jet operator with the delivery of its first Boeing 737-200QC which was used for passenger and freight services.

In June 1999 it introduced the name of Icebird Airlines for its international operations. Islandsflug's first widebody aircraft, an Airbus A310, was delivered in 2001, making the airline the first Airbus operator in Iceland. In October 2004 it merged with Air Atlanta Icelandic under a holding company called the Avion Group.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Flight International 5–11 April 2005
  2. ^ Landsflug retrieved 24 November 2006

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