Icelandair, known as Iceland's leading airline, is headquartered in Reykjavík and flies to about 40 destinations in Europe and North America. Iceland's geographical position gives Icelandair an advantage on transatlantic flights, with its hub located mid-way between the US and Europe.
Icelandair was founded in 1937, under the name Flugfélag Akureyrar in Akureyri. After an accident that resulted in the loss of its only aircraft, the airline relaunched in the 1940s as Flugfélag Íslands, which translates into Flight Company of Iceland, but used the name Iceland Airways internationally.
Icelandair became Iceland’s main domestic carrier in 1952. Around that same time, it officially changed its name from Flugfélag to Icelandair for international flights. In the early 1970s, Icelandair and Loftleiðir merged, keeping the name Icelandair.
Icelandair received 2011 titles of The Knowledge Company and Marketing Firm of the Year in Iceland.
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Icelandair Baggage Fees
With airline service fees and baggage fees continuing to rise, cost-conscious consumers may want to check for updated fees before making a travel decision. Current bag fees for Icelandair are listed below. If you need more info, your carrier's web site should have more detailed information. Additionally, all airlines traveling from, to, or within the United States are required to specify all baggage and special item charges at the time of passenger fare quote.
- First Bag:Free
- Second Bag:N/A
- First Bag:Free
- Second Bag:$59to$95
See more information on rules, guidance, and enforcement orders for baggage issues at the U.S. Dept. of Transportation's Baggage Fee Disclosure Rules page.