Eight years in the making

Eight years in the making

1973

One of the first tasks of the new airline was to coordinate its two predecessors' schedules. Summer timetables remained unchanged, but a joint winter schedule was announced in September of 1973. For a while, the aircraft continued to fly under the Loftleidir Icelandic and Icelandair banners, but their sales offices were soon combined.

Other consolidating moves took longer to implement. For instance, flight crews were slow to unite as they long considered themselves to be either Loftleidir Icelandic staff or Icelandair staff. The pilots and their crews found the process especially difficult, and it wasn't until Flugleidir had been in operation for eight years that they finally reached a full agreement.