History

2007

Air Atlanta Icelandic majority shares owned by Eimskip sold in October 2007.

Air Atlanta Icelandic Management buyout on December 31st 2007.


 
2006

Air Atlanta Icelandic operates the first wet-lease freighter for Saudi Arabian Airlines B747-200F.

Air Atlanta Icelandic operates the first wet-lease aircraft in China for Yangtze River B747-200SF TF-ARL.

Air Atlanta Icelandic gets it's first B747-400SF converted freighter, TF-AMI.


 
2005

Air Atlanta Icelandic and Íslandsflug merged under the name Air Atlanta Icelandic.

Air Atlanta Icelandic orders 8 new Boeing 777F freighters.


 
2004 Air Atlanta Icelandic takes its first Boeing 747-400 into service.


 
2003 Air Atlanta Icelandic moves to new headquarters in September.

Air Atlanta Europe obtains its Air Operators Certificate.

 
2002 Air Atlanta Icelandic takes the Boeing 757 into service.

 


 
2001 Íslandsflug takes its first widebody aircraft, an Airbus A310, into service. The company is the first Icelandic airline to operate an Airbus aircraft.

Air Atlanta Icelandic introduces its first Boeing 767 into service.

 
1997 Avia Services is formed at Manston Airport.

Íslandsflug becomes a jet operator when it takes a Boeing 737-200C into use for passenger and cargo services.

 
1996 Íslandsflug takes its first ATR.42 into service.

 
1994 Íslandsflug introduces overnight parcel services from Reykljavík to East Midlands using a Fairchild Metro III.

 
1993 Air Atlanta Icelandic introduces its first Boeing 747's into operation for a wet lease contract with Saudi Arabian Airlines.

 
1991 Islandsflug is formed with the merger of two small domestic schedule and charter Airlines.

Air Atlanta Icelandic takes its first widebody aircraft, a Lockheed L-1011 TrisStar, into service for a wet lease contract with Sudan Airways.

 
1990 Air Atlanta Icelandic operates its first wet lease contract for Lufthansa

 
1989 Air Atlanta Icelandic secures its first long term contract with the wet lease of a Boeing 737-200C freighter to Finnair Cargo.

 
1988 Air Atlanta Icelandic operates its first Hajj flights with a Boeing 707 wet leased to Air Afrique.

1986 Air Atlanta Icelandic founded in February, the first contract was signed with Caribbean Airways that year to operate one Boeing 707-320 between London and Barbados.