Giant step


After a number of unsuccessful attempts to establish commercial flights had come to nothing, Icelanders took a bold step on 3 June 1937 and set up a public company called Flugfélag Akureyrar. The man behind this initiative was Agnar Kofoed-Hansen, later Director-General of Civil Aviation.

The new company bought a Waco seaplane and named it TF-ÖRN. The aircraft arrived in Iceland in the spring of 1938, and despite many early difficulties, domestic flights began and were here to stay. Here, Kristinn Jónsson, one of the company's employees, helps Agnar Kofoed-Hansen bring the post ashore