Niceair’s first passenger aircraft, an Airbus A-319, just landed in Akureyri, North Iceland, in preparation for the airline’s maiden voyage this Thursday, June 2. The aircraft has arrived from Lisbon, Portugal, where it was painted in the new airline’s design.
The airline’s maiden voyage – to Copenhagen – is sold out. CEO of Niceair Þorvaldur Lúðvík Sigurjónsson told Vísir the company’s first scheduled flights have sold better than expected.
To start with, Niceair will offer flights between Akureyri, North Iceland, and London, Copenhagen, Manchester, and Tenerife. It will be the only airline offering international flights from North Iceland and for the time being, will operate a single aircraft. The company’s goal is to secure scheduled flights year-round to foreign destinations from Akureyri Airport. Regular international flights would both improve the quality of life for residents in the area and improve the access of foreign tourists to North Iceland.
Readers can view the aircraft’s journey at this link.