Activity on the domestic scene


Icelandair increased its domestic coverage when it became the only operator in the market. Scheduled flights were resumed to most of Loftleidir Icelandics’s former destinations, and passenger numbers rose. Icelanders were quick to realise the value of this mode of travel instead of trundling along narrow, bumpy gravel roads.

Even children were sent to their summer jobs in the countryside by plane. But domestic operations remained something of a financial burden for the company, which relied on its international routes to keep the books balanced. Stockholm was added to the list of international destinations in 1955. Regular flights also took off for Copenhagen, London and Oslo.