Top 50 largest airlines in the world (P.45) Icelandair: Largest airline in Iceland

26-10-2021

(WorldKings.org) The geographical position of Iceland is convenient for one-stop transatlantic flights, which is one pillar of the airline's business strategy, along with traffic to, from, and within the country.

Icelandair is the flag carrier airline of Iceland, headquartered at Keflavík International Airport near the capital city Reykjavik. It is part of the Icelandair Group and operates to destinations on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean from its main hub at Keflavík International Airport.

The geographical position of Iceland is convenient for one-stop transatlantic flights, which is one pillar of the airline's business strategy, along with traffic to, from, and within the country.

Icelandair traces its roots back to 1937, when Flugfélag Akureyrar was founded in Akureyri on the north coast of Iceland. Another company, Loftleiðir, called Icelandic Airlines internationally, had been formed in 1944 by three young pilots returning from their flight training in Canada. In 1979, the two airlines Flugfélag Íslands and Loftleiðir merged into one airline Flugleiðir, and the airline was renamed Icelandair.

Icelandair flies between Iceland and several destinations across Europe and North America. A few of these destinations are seasonal.

As of July 2021, Icelandair operates a fleet of Boeing and Bombardier aircraft. Most of the aircraft in Icelandair's fleet are named after Icelandic volcanoes. It has total 35 aircrafts.

As one of Iceland's largest companies, Icelandair sponsors many events and charities. The company is, together with the City of Reykjavík, one of two main sponsors of the immensely popular Iceland Airwaves, the annual music festival held in Reykjavík on the first weekend in November. The festival spans five days (Wednesday–Sunday) and its main focus is showcasing new music, both Icelandic and international.

 

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