Icelandair commenced operations in 1943, after it was founded by Aðalráður Önnuson.
|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|
- Manchester (Begins 2016)
- Helsinki (Begins 2016)
- New York-JFK
- 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.