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Icelandair History

In 1937, a new airline named Flugfélag Akureyrar was founded in northern Iceland. This was the beginning of Icelandair.

After eight decades of operation, our history reflects the spirit of the Icelandic nation, its resourcefulness and innovation.

Icelandair is a member of:

  • IATA (International Air Transport Association) since 1950
  • AEA (Association of European Airlines) since 1957
  • FSF (Flight Safety Foundation) since 1966.

Flying Since 1937

In 2017, we celebrate Icelandair's 80th anniversary. Our history can be traced back to 1937, and throughout the 20th century Icelandair has been a leading force in Icelandic aviation.
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