Activity on the domestic scene

Activity on the domestic scene

1955

Icelandair increased its domestic coverage when it became the only operator in the Icelandic market. Scheduled flights were resumed to most of Loftleidir Icelandic's former destinations, and passenger numbers rose. Icelanders were quick to realize 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 and regular flights also took off for Copenhagen, London and Oslo.