The airline focuses on international air travel and tourism with Iceland as a cornerstone of an international route network. Iceland is situated about halfway between Europe and America making the island an ideal transit point while traveling between the continents. In 2016 Icelandair will serve 42 GATEWAYS in Europe, Canada, and the USA.
Icelandair is actively working towards the reduction of seasonality by expanding the shoulder season into both spring and autumn and placing extra focus on winter tourism in Iceland. Spring, autumn, and winter in Iceland each in their own way offer unparalleled attractions. Spring is characterized by clean, crisp air and nature’s awakening from a long winter’s slumber. Autumn is extraordinarily colorful in Iceland, the flora outdoing itself in one final kaleidoscopic splash; and finally, there’s winter with its still, white coat of snow offering opportunities for invigorating outdoor activities and sports.
Icelandair believes that one of its PRINCIPAL STRENGTHS lies in its employees. Their common goal is to provide the best assistance possible to expedite your travel and ensure your comfort. The staff includes a wide range of knowledgeable, well-educated and highly specialized personnel within aviation TECHNOLOGY, international marketing and finance, in-flight service, ground services and management.
Icelandair Group traces its roots to the year 1937 when a fledgling airline was founded in Akureyri a town on the north coast of Iceland. In 1943 the company moved its headquarters to the capital, Reykjavík. In the year 2012, it has over 75 YEARS of experience in both domestic and international aviation service.
Icelandair rates among the most punctual airlines in Europe. This is just one high point for the company, which lands near the top in all key areas in AEA (Association of European Airlines) consumer reports. Icelandair aims at not only maintaining this excellent record but actually improving on it.