Air Iceland (Reykjavik) has purchased three Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) aircraft. The total investment will increase the total assets of Icelandair Group by $25 million USD when the estimated sales price of the Air Iceland’s five Fokker 50 aircraft has been taken into account. The aircraft year of manufacture is 2000 and 2001 and they will be delivered to Air Iceland in July and August this year. On delivery the aircraft will go through an implementation process for Air Iceland’s route network but the first aircraft is expected to be used in the route network in December 2015. The investment will be financed with cash from Icelandair Group.
Air Iceland operates from Reykjavík Airport in the heart of the country’s capital, with destinations around Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
The airline was formed in 1997, when Icelandair Domestic merged with Flugfélag Nordurlands; the airline traces its roots back to 1937.
Air Iceland offers flights to four destinations within Iceland. With its flights from Reykjavík to Akureyri, Egilsstadir and Ísafjördur it covers all the major towns in Iceland, as well as a number of the smaller settlements through a general sales agent agreement with Norlandair, a Twin Otter operator in Akureyri. Air Iceland offers flights to four destinations in Greenland, with year-round routes to Kulusuk and Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.
Photo Above: Air Iceland. Air Iceland operates in very rugged terrain.
In the summer, Air Iceland offer flights to Narsarsuaq, Ilulissat and, in cooperation with Norlandair, to Nerlerit Inaat. In cooperation with Atlantic Airways Air Iceland offers flights between Iceland and the Faroe Islands all year round. The fleet of aircraft consists of five Fokker 50 and two Bombardier DHC-8-200 Dash 8 aircraft.
Top Photo: Air Iceland. Air Iceland already operates the Bombardier DHC-8-200. A busy ramp at Ilulissat, Greenland.
Photo Below: Air Iceland. A DHC-8-200 landing in Isafjordur.
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