Flying to America


In 1948, Loftleidir Icelandic received a permit to start scheduled flights between Iceland and the USA. The first flight left on 25 August that year, with much interest on both sides of the Atlantic. The flight permit was issued in accordance with an agreement made between the two countries in 1945.

There was no provision in the contract regarding fares, which became an important factor for Loftleidir Icelandic a few years later. Representatives from the Mayor of New York's office welcomed Geysir's crew and the Loftleidir Icelandic directors when the company's first flight arrived in America.