Loftleiðir - Icelandic Airlines

Iceland

Loftleiðir was founded in 1944, at first operating domestic routes. These were handed over to the other
Icelandic airline, Flugfélag Íslands, in 1952. Meanwhile, Loftleiðir had started international routes,
eventually concentrating on low-fare transatlantic flights.

In 1973, Loftleiðir and Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands), joined forces through a holding company,
Flugleiðir. The two airlines operated alongside, until they were finally completely merged as Flugleiðir
in 1979. Internationally, the new airline retained the name Icelandair for promotional reasons.

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May 1, 1949
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March 1, 1953

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May 9, 1953
German edition
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April 2, 1954
US edition
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May 27, 1954
US edition
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November 1, 1954
US edition
(System)
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May 19, 1955
US edition
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October 16, 1955
US edition
(System)
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October 16, 1956
US edition
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May 11, 1957
US edition
(System)
(Courtesy of Mike Charlton)

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US edition (System)

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May 17, 1958
Norwegian edition
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October 1, 1958
UK edition
(System)

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May 2, 1959
German edition
(System)

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November 1, 1959
UK edition
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April 1, 1960
Norwegian edition
(System)

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April 1, 1960
US edition
(System)

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November 1, 1960
US edition
(System)

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April 1, 1961
US edition
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April 1, 1962
US edition
(System)
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November 1, 1962
German edition
(System)
(From the collection of Raúl Alejandro Rodríguez)

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April 1, 1963

November 1, 1963
US edition
(System)
(From the collection of Frank J. Lichtanski)

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November 1, 1963
Swedish edition
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April 1, 1964
Swedish edition
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April 1, 1964
US edition
(System)
(From the collection of Thomas Klein)

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Click to view the complete May 1, 1966 timetable (US edition) (System) (BL)

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May 1, 1967
German edition
(System)
(From the collection of Dean Straw)

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May 1, 1967
Swedish edition
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May 1, 1968
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November 1, 1969
German edition
(System)
(From the collection of Thomas Klein)

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April 1, 1970
US edition
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November 1, 1970
US edition
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November 1, 1970
UK edition
(System)
(Courtesy of Mike Charlton)
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May 1, 1971
German edition
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May 1, 1972
Danish/Norwegian edition
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April 1, 1974
Joint Loftleiðir/Icelandair timetable
(System)
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For quick comparison with other Loftleiðir timetables,
visit the Loftleiðir page of Perry Sloan's "AirTimes" site.

This page last updated April 20, 2013.