Vikings flying high

After the financial and volcanic ash crises, Icelandair is experiencing a boom thanks to efficient transatlantic links and Iceland’s popularity, reports Andreas Spaeth

Boeing 757 TF-FIR (c/n 26242) is one of two specially painted 757s in Icelandair’s fleet, with a representation of Europe’s largest glacier over the whole fuselage. Icelandair

It was a double whammy for Icelandair. First, it was hit by the financial crisis that affected the island country in the North Atlantic hard in 2008. Only six months earlier, Birkir Holm Gudnason had taken over as Chief Executive Officer, a post he still holds ten years later.

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