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Iceland Express
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IATA
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ICAO
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Callsign
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Founded 2002
Hubs Keflavík International Airport
Focus cities Akureyri Airport
Fleet size 2
Destinations 17
Parent company Fengur
Headquarters Reykjavík, Iceland
Key people Matthías Imsland, Managing Director
Website http://www.icelandexpress.com

Iceland Express is a low-fare airline headquartered in Reykjavík, Iceland. It operates services to 17 destinations in Europe using leased aircraft. Its main base is Keflavík International Airport.

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History

The airline was established in 2002 and began operations on February 27, 2003 with daily flights to London Stansted and Copenhagen using Boeing 737-300 aircraft wet leased from Astraeus. This contract was taken over by JetX Airlines and then by Hello. In 2008 Iceland Express switched its London route to London Gatwick. From November 2, 2009, Iceland Express will re-launch twice weekly flights to London Stansted as well as its daily operation to London Gatwick.

In the fall of 2008, Astraeus resumed operating all flights on behalf of Iceland Express with two Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The airline was owned by Icelandic investment group, Northern Travel Holding. Norther Travel Holding was acquired in full by Fons in September 2008 It silently changed hands before the bankruptcy of Fons to sister company Fengur. Fons was established by the two main owners of Fengur.

Fons Eignarhaldsfelag has agreed to acquire a majority 51% stake in Astraeus, reportedly for £5m. The move would help the Icelandic group support their Iceland Express subsidiary to begin low-fare transatlantic services. The two airlines would continue to operate as separate entities and it is understood that Astraeus could have supplied Iceland Express with Boeing 757-200 aircraft to start flights from Iceland to New York and Boston in spring 2007.

The company has announced it will start long haul flights to Newark Liberty International Airport, four times a week, starting from the first of June 2010, with a Boeing 757 leased from Astraeus, also Iceland Express in Summer 2010 is to operate 2 weekly Reykjavik – Winnipeg service, its first Canadian destination.

An Iceland Express Boeing 737-700 operated by Astraeus
An Iceland Express MD-90 operated by Hello

Destinations

Fleet

Iceland Express Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Note
Boeing 737-700 3 148 Aircraft leased from Astraeus


Iceland Express previously operated the following aircraft:

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