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Icelandair commenced operations in 1943, after it was founded by Aðalráður Önnuson.

Fleet Edit

Aircraft Dates In Service # in service notes
Douglas DC-3 1965-1971 3 1 in service with Buffalo Airways
Douglas DC-6 1965-1974 2 2 in service with Everts Air Cargo
Douglas DC-7 1970-1981 3 1 preserved
Douglas DC-8 1971-1990 2 1 in service with FitsAir
Saab 90 Scandia 1965-1969 1 scrapped
Boeing 707-120 1969-1994 3 1 in service with Mehraj Air, 1 lost
Boeing 757-200 1994-Present 4 To be replaced with Airbus A321 starting in 2017. To be phased out by 2021.
Boeing 717-200 1999-Present 2 To be replaced by Airbus A318 starting in December 2015.
de Havilland DH 106 Comet 1952-1970 1 scrapped after aircraft began to crack
Douglas DC-9-51 1974-1999 5 2 in service with African Express Airways
Boeing 737-300 1990-1994 1 in service with Southwest Airlines
Boeing 307 Stratroliner 1943-1965 1 scrapped
Boeing 757-300 2011-Present 3 from Thomas Cook Airlines. Replacement yet to be decided on, to be phased out by 2023.
ORDERS: Boeing 757-200 2016-???? 0 (2 ORDERS) from Thomas Cook Airlines

Destinations Edit

Europe

  • Reykjavik
  • Amsterdam
  • London-LHR
  • Glasgow
  • Akureyri
  • Paris-CDG
  • Oslo
  • Manchester (Begins 2016)
  • Helsinki (Begins 2016)

North America

  • Orlando
  • New York-JFK
  • Toronto
  • Halifax
  • Seattle
  • Chicago
  • Boston (Begins 2016)
  • Washington, DC (Begins 2016)

Incidents & Accidents Edit

Icelandair is Iceland's second safest airlines. It is the world's safest flag-carrier airline.

Icelandair has been involved in 2 incidents and accidents, making a total of 3 deaths and 1 hull loss.

July 23, 1969,on the fortieth-first last flight of the Saab 90 Scandia,the aeroplane was cruising at 22 000 feet, when it suddenly lost power and dropped 20 000 feet in 6 minutes. The heavy wind tried to bring the plane nose-down into the Atlantic Ocean. The plane was flying the daily Reykjavik-Nuuk flight. Power was regained at 3 400 feet, and the aeroplane's engines restarted at 1900 feet.

July 8, 1992, a Boeing 707-120 cruising at 39 500 feet from Reykjavik to Paris-Orly airport disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean. The flight was carrying 3 pilots as it was going to Paris for maintenance. The Boeing 707-120 was replaced by the Boeing 757-200 soon after. It is believed that the one of the pilots committed suicide, but is unconfirmed.

July 28, 2015, Flight 1034, a Boeing 757-300 from New York to Reykjavik, returned to New York after a disruptive group of passenger threatened a flight attendant.

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